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What Would You Do If You Was Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS

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Diagnosed with hiv/aids at same time.

I was diagnosed with hiv and full blown aids in september/96.I washospitalized for two months with pcp afteraverting near death my viral load is now 800 down from 240000 in thehospital and my cd4 count is 180 up from 10in the hospital.I am...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
This distinction you're making between HIV and AIDS is a littleartificial. It's not like you've been diagnosed with two differentdiseases. A more accurate way to look at it is that you've beendiagnosed with HIV infection at a... Read more »

Once Diagnosed With Aids Can You Go Back To HIV Diagnose?

I am confused! In 1996 I was tcount of 196 so was diagnosedwith aids. And told that from then on I... Read more »

Boyfriend recently recently diagnosed with AIDS(not HIV)

Hi Dr. Rob,Recently 3 months ago my boyfriend was diagnosed with PCP and later with AIDS.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

The June 2007 revision of the 2005 HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report includes revised and corrected data on estimated AIDS cases for the period 2001 to 2005. Errors in the numbers of estimated AIDS cases included in the original version of the report... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Newly Diagnosed HIV/AIDS Cases in 2007 Reaches Record High in Japan

The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in Japan reached a record high of 1,048 in 2007, according to data released Tuesday by the government's AIDS Surveillance Committee, Kyodo News reports. The number of newly diagnosed AIDS cases was 400 in... 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 in the March 9 edition of CDC 's Morbidity... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Ferndale-Based Nonprofit Provides Support to Community Members Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS

The Ferndale, Mich., nonprofit Wings Michigan was formed to help individuals cope after they were diagnosed with HIV infection. With the help of donations, volunteers at Wings Michigan have provided a cottage retreat on the banks of Lake Huron for... 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 »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 9 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 battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an... Read more »

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was recently diagnosed with AIDS when he came down
with PCP. This has been a devastating blow. My first HIV test
came back negative. What is going to happen? I have so many
questions and so few answers. Our (new) doctor put him on the
'coc... Read more »

questions for someone just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My boyfriend of 4 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS. He is un-insured/ undocumented and in the hospital(in Los Angeles) and is currently battling toxoplasmosis. He has a very low CD4 count of 23 I want to do what I can do help him. I... Read more »