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When Does The Hiv Positive Stage Move Into Full-blown Aids

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Neg HIV in April now full blown Aids

My son was diagnosed with Syphlis(stageII)this past April but tested neg for HIV. Now he is in hospital with PCP and thrush with a CD4 of 14. How can someone convert so quickly and is there a good chance for converting to HIV?...
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
I can't explain the difference in HIV test results between then and now. I assume his HIV antibody and western blot tests are now positive. Given his CD4 count < 200 and ongoing PCP, if his HIV antibody test is positive, he has an AIDS... Read more »

full blown HIV/AIDS in the restaurant industry

I have been ordered to re-hire an employee that I had recently let go for failure to come to work.... Read more »

Full blown AIDS would test negative? True or False?

Dr Bob, Is it true from what I read that persons with full-blown AIDS would test negative on an... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thai Prison Officials Propose Amnesty for All Thai Inmates With Full-Blown AIDS

Thailand Correction Department officials today proposed to release the country's hundreds of inmates with AIDS so the prisoners can "spend the last minutes of their lives with their family." The proposed release, part of a broader amnesty plan for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In South Africa First, Soap Diva to Get Full-Blown AIDS

Nandipha Matabane, a character on the South African soap opera "Isidingo," has been diagnosed HIV-positive and is developing AIDS. The show's producers hope the storyline will help break the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in a country where one out of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Over 600,000 Zimbabweans Have Full-Blown HIV/AIDS

More than 600,000 Zimbabweans have AIDS, while about 2.1 million others are currently living with HIV, Cabinet member and Minister of Health and Child Welfare Dr. David Parirenyatwa said Friday. An estimated 26 percent of the adult population is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Health Department to Decide Soon Whether Medicaid Beneficiaries With HIV/AIDS Should Be Moved Into Managed Care Plans

The New York State Department of Health in the next few weeks is expected to issue a final decision on whether to switch Medicaid beneficiaries with HIV/AIDS from fee-for-service plans to managed care plans, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports... Read more »
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RE: Full blown AIDS

Posted by asianboy, 3 Replies
I'm a 31-year old professional in the Philippines recently diagnosed with AIDS... it has taken a toll on my family and my career, as I have to take a leave from work while I try to improve my CD4 count. Been staying at home with my parents (and... Read more »

My husband and my soul mate has full blown AIDS!

Posted by scarbray, 7 Replies
I need someone to talk to so badly. Let me begin with my story. Ive been chasing my husband for over ten years, I even got married to another man. I got divorced and here was my love of my life waiting for me. I had a child with my ex and my... Read more »

Full-blown aids to hiv+

Posted by MsStiletto, 10 Replies
In Dec.2002 I was diagnosed with full-blown aids. I had thrush, neuropathy, CMV colitis & MAC. I had 18 Tcells & Viral load in the millions if thats possible. I now have 346 Tcells & undetectable.
My question is, can I now be considered... Read more »

Hiv ARS symptoms STRAIGHT into full blown AIDS?

Posted by anxious66, 1 Reply
I have posted about my risk before, unprotected oral (msm) me giving, no ejaculation. tested negative at 6 weeks with a 4th gen duo.

my question is more out of curiosity, although i am scared it MAY apply to me too. Kaposi's sarcoma is an infection... Read more »