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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

... Table of Contents Normal Feelings Get Help and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression, or other painful emotions. Even after you've known for some time and think you are coming to terms with the news, it
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recently diagnosed with hiv but no viral load

Hey DR. Frascino. I am newly diagnosed with HIV with a repeat of 2 tests. The reason both tests were repeated because my western blot and elisa were positive but both times i had an undetectable viral load with a cd4 count of 741. My doctor looked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It is possible you are an "elite controller." See below. Regarding your partner, your undetectable HIV plasma viral load significantly decreases but does not eliminate his HIV-acquisition risk. He should have HIV-antibody testing Read more »

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

PML mis-diagnosed by Infectious Disease Specialist

How in God's name can someone who calls themself an Infectious Disease Specialist not recognize or atleast consider that his own immunosupressed patient could have PML????
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Although PML is an opportunistic infection all HIV specialists should be familiar with, making a firm diagnosis of PML can be challenging, as it requires not only a compatible clinical history and MRI findings, but also a brain biopsy... Read more »

Diagnosed with AIDS & pnuemona lifespan?

My boyfriend is 26 years and he was just diagnosed with AIDs after developing pneumonia. He has lost 20-30 pounds over the prior 3-4 months from chronic diareah which he never got checked out. He has always been thin but now he is just skin and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...restore the health of folks with AIDS (immune reconstitution), as is the case with your brother.Although he will always carry the diagnosis of AIDS, what really matters as far as his mortality and morbidity is concerned is how well he has... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Among Blacks -- Florida, 1999-2004

...cases in the United States, ranking third behind New York and California. Florida also had the second-highest reported AIDS diagnosis rate (behind New York). 1 During 2004, non-Hispanic blacks * accounted for 14% of the Florida population but... Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... We don't want to make light of what you're going through. Getting an HIV diagnosis may feel like the worst thing that has ever happened to you. BUT PAY ATTENTION TO THIS: There is life after testing positive. Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

...HIV screening and monitoring among insured members diagnosed with potential AIDS-defining events, but without an existing HIV diagnosis. We used 2006 administrative claim data for eight commercial health plans. Most are PPO [preferred provider... Read more »
The Body

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...old. This is a scary thing, but I don't want anybody to feel scared or anything like that. I'm not a doctor, but the best diagnosis for me -- and I really think it is for anybody -- is not to put your head down. If you put your head down,... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
...after getting his blood test results. Even though I knew in theory that he was likely HIV + I was devastated to hear he's been diagnosed with "full-blown" AIDS as he put it. His life has been hell for a long time, and I'm afraid he won't even... Read more »

My Uncle has just been diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by brighteyes7213, 5 Replies
...the hospital. There they told him that he has not only pnuemonia but his liver has completely failed and the he has full blown AIDS. They think that he has had it for 4 years due to how advanced it is. He is a insulin dependant diabetic as well.... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has Read more »