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What's Next After Being Diagnosed With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Previous HIV Testing Among Adults and Adolescents Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection -- National HIV Surveillance System, 18 Jurisdictions, United States, 2006-2009

In 2006, CDC recommended human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings and HIV testing at least annually for persons at high risk for HIV infection* to foster early detection,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Exposure to HIV Partner Counseling and Referral Services and Notification of Sexual Partners Among Persons Recently Diagnosed With HIV

The current cross-sectional, observational study examined recently diagnosed HIV patients' use of client partner notification (CPN), health department partner notification, or other means to inform sex partners of possible HIV exposure, and the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

You told me that I didn't have HIV - now I have been diagnosed as HIV positive

Dr. Bob,I do not think you will want to post this, but I hope you will read it:I wrote you some months ago and explained a high risk HIV exposure with really bad symptoms 10 days later and a declining CD4 count and ratio.I mentioned that I had been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry and somewhat surprised to hear that you have been diagnosed with HIV-2. First off, are you seeing an HIV/AIDS specialist, and has your diagnosis been confirmed? If so the CDC will need to be informed ASAP. As you (and I) have... Read more »

Diagnosed HIV +ve with VL Test

I was tested +ve with COBASTaqMan "HIV Test"Specimen EDTA PlasmaResult:VL: 28,900Log Equivalent 4.46 ???Also had a low Cd4 count 259Firstly is a VL: 28,900 sufficient to diagnose HIV +ve?What is the VL Load cut off value ?Can you tell...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
An HIV viral load result of 28,900 means HIV infection. The other results of 4.46 log equivalents is just another mathematical way of saying 28,900. So they are the same number. In addition, the CD4 count is significantly decreased (normal range in... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with HIV

I really appreciate your rapid response.Unfortunately, the HIV diagnosis is confirmed, apparently after 3 blood tests. The CD4 is also more or less at 94 although it has shown slight variations over the 3 tests. I am being put on "Truvada"...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.Sorry to hear that the tests were confirmed.Moving onward, I'd again reaffirm that you should be on HIV treatments- Truvada is a very reasonable component of first-line therapy; preferred by the current US Department... Read more »

Recently diagnosed hiv&hepc

I am 25 years old and was recently diagnosed as hiv+I immediately found an infectious disease specialist to work with.On my second visit to check my blood work we found out I also have HepC my cd4 was 390 and a viral load of 100,000 . She started...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I like that plan of action completely.I think your chance of responding to HCV therapy will be better if your HIV virus is suppressed. There is also data to suggest that treatment of HIV itself slows down fibrosis progression in the liver. Sounds... Read more »
Connect With Others

Has anyone been diagnosed with HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV TYPE 2: Has anyone here been diagnosed with HIV-2 (type 2)?
Currently in the US we only test for HIV-1. HIV-2 is a weaker
strain common in Africa but not the U.S. Now that I have a friend
in the U.S. with this, we are having a difficult time... Read more »

What should I do if I am newly diagnosed with HIV?

Posted by hellenwhite0808
Many emotions come to mind when a person is first diagnosed with HIV. Read more »

i was diagnosed hiv+...

Posted by Anonymous
I was diagnosed HIV+ on April 3, 1996 - the day after my 36th
birthday. I was initially told by the diagnosing Dr. to do
nothing for six-months while my t-cell count "leveled". Although,
emotionally baked at the time, the thought of such a course of 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 or individuals out there that I can communicate with? I was... Read more »