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When Was Hiv First Diagnosed

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nearly 300 New HIV-Positive Diagnosed in Estonia in First Half of Year

Estonia registered 292 new HIV infections in the first six months of 2008, of whom 164 are men and 128 women, according to data from the Health Inspectorate. Most of the newly diagnosed cases are in people ages 20-34. The largest increase in new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S.: 41 Percent Diagnosed With HIV at First Test

Many people who learn they are HIV-positive are testing for the first time, according to a new study. Researchers from CDC analyzed data on persons age 13 and older newly diagnosed with HIV from 2006 to 2009 in 18 jurisdictions taking part in an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Presentation for HIV Care in the United States and Canada

Noting that efforts to improve early detection and access to HIV services "have increased over time," the authors assessed patients' immune status at initial presentation for HIV care in 13 US and Canadian clinical cohorts from 1997 to 2007. The... Read more »
Ask the Experts

First Steps when diagnosed HIV-Positive?

I live in Thailand and my brother-in-law recently learned that he was HIV-Positive, he found out only when his wife became gradually more sick until, about 3 weeks ago, she was diagnosed with the virus--she has just been sent home from the hospital...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I know that antiretroviral medication is available in Thailand through government sponsored programs that produce generic antiretrovirals. His doctor should be able to guide him into the system so that he can... Read more »

Diagnosed with Lyme Disease First, then HIV suspected

Hi Doctor;I entered the ER 2 weeks ago for fever and watery diarrhea -typical stomach flu, which came quickly and left quickly, but it was bad. My doctor was alarmed, I was admitted because of an unusually low White Blood Cell count normally (3200...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Without seeing exactly what tests were ordered and the results, it's difficult for me to comment. The big question here is have you put yourself at risk for HIV? If so, testing is warranted, whether or not you have symptoms or laboratory... Read more »

Newly diagnosed/first labs

Hi! My initial experience since being diagnosed HIV+ Jan. 9 has been less than informative and I have a question about my numbers. My first lab results showed CD4 count of 455 and a CD4 percent of 16%. My CD8 count was 1998 with a percent of 69%...
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
Let's see if we can dissect this all. Your CD8 count is markedly elevated in response to HIV infection and that is a good thing. That drives your ratio down. CD8 cells are the main cell that fights HIV infection. Although it is possible that... Read more »

Just diagnosed / First CD4-VL test

Hello. Thanks in advance for the answer.I got hiv about 6 months ago. Yesterday I got my first test. CD4: 480 and VL: 50000. Doctor said im very good.She told me to stay healthy and do a CD4-VL test again in six months. I repeat.. I am not taking...
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
In the U.S., HIV treatment would be recommended regardless of the CD4 count. Previous guidelines did indicate HIV treatment was indicated in those people with a CD4 count < 350. Most of the studies showing a clinical benefit of HIV treatment have... Read more »
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i was first diagnosed with hiv in jan. 1996

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! My name is Chris and I was first diagnosed with HIV in
January of 1996. My CD4 count was 58. I had just moved to Rio
Rancho, NM from Chicago to be with family because I knew
something was very wrong. I was hospitalized for 5 days then
released... Read more »

Meeting someone first time since diagnosed

Posted by Bbi, 2 Replies
I got infected 3 months ago and started treatment 3 weeks ago. I've been single for 9 years and now that I am POZ I want another partner. I have met someone I like who hasn't been tested in 2 years and admits he has had some unsafe sex during the... 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 »

Going tomorrow for my first HIV test ever

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
Tomorrow I have decided that I am going to go for my first HIV test. I am 36 heterosexual male and I have had about a an dozen partners over the past 18 years.
I have used condoms not even "done the tip to see how it feels" like Vaughn says for all... Read more »