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What Should You Do If Are Diagnosed With HIV

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Just been diagnosed with HIV

Was recently tested positive, I am taking coviro and stalanev and cotrimazole as well as AMT. I have a sharp excruciating pain at the back of my right leg and now cant walk. Is this normal, should I seek medication? Can i take pain killers?My CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Absolutely nothing about having HIV/AIDS is "normal." It's unfortunate your HIV/AIDS was diagnosed only "recently." Your profoundly depressed CD4 count suggests you've most likely been HIV infected for about 10 years. Delayed Read more »

Recently diagnosed HIV and T-Cell LGLL

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ and having T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia. My LGLL... Read more »

Recently diagnosed hiv&hepc

I am 25 years old and was recently diagnosed as hiv+I immediately found an infectious disease... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS -- 33 States, 2001-2005

...corrections made can be found at www.cdc.gov/hiv/datarevision.htm During 2001-2004, blacks * accounted for 51% of newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) infections in the United States. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expanded HIV Testing and Trends in Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- District of Columbia, 2004-2008

...Surveillance System (BRFSS). 4 This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that the rate of newly diagnosed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases decreased consistently, from 164 cases per 100,000 in 2004 to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newly Diagnosed HIV/AIDS Cases in U.S. Disproportionately High Among Blacks, MMWR Report Says

... Black men and women accounted for more than 50% of the newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. from 2001 to 2005, despite accounting for 13% of the country's population, according to a report published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Youth Who Believe They Will Die Young More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS, Study Finds

... Teenagers who believe that they will die at a young age are seven times more likely than optimistic teenagers to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in early adulthood, according to a study released on Monday and published in the July issue of ... Read more »
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Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...Hey all I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel like Read more »

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 »

documenting a person who is diagnosed with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i am asking for anyone who is diagnosed who are willing to let me document them (taking pictures) of what they go through on a daily basis. yet it wouldn't be everyday, Read more »

Partner just diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone, My partner of 12+ years was recently diagnosed as being HIV+, and this is the first time we have had to deal with this issue on a personal basis. Are there any other couples Read more »