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When Was Magic Johnson Diagnosed With Aids

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...twice a day to keep HIV in check for many years. Side effects are milder and less common than they've ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because of the stigma and guilt that still surrounds HIV, because HIV was so long thought of as a death...
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pls help my newly diagnosed hiv positive friend

hi dr bobgood morninghow's your friend recently found out his hiv positve status during a bood donation camp.he's finding it hard to cope with the new reality.but the worst part is that he is getting fooled by a doctor who claims that his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...desperate, vulnerable and frightened. Your buddy is not alone in being fooled by these modern-day witchdoctors. Check out the archives of the Fatigue and Anemia forum. There you will find entire chapters devoted to complementary and alternative... Read more »

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

re: Magic's Wife

5 year, 60 million dollar public service campaign? Is that what you call it?lets be real... ISTANDWITHMAGIC is an ad campaign for a company that makes aids drugs. Call it a hunch that they do very little in prevention, but encourage testing.......
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation need to be a bit more realistic! Blacks make up 13% of the U.S. population, but account for over 50% of the new cases of HIV. The incidence rate among blacks is seven times as high as the rate among whites. The Magic Johnson Foundation has... Read more »


12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was 750,000. After 12 mos, my CD4 is 274, VL is <40 (new testing has triggered and no longer undetectable) I'm on Atripla and take 100-200mg of CQ10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Congratulations on your improved health status. Regarding the AIDS diagnosis, that remains even if your CD4 count rises above the 200 mark. (See below.) As far as how much immune reconstitution (rise in Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Magic Johnson's Wife Cookie Johnson Participates in "I Stand With Magic" Campaign to Reduce HIV/AIDS Among Blacks

...Wednesday said she will take a leading role in Magic Johnson's five-year, $60 million "I Stand With Magic" campaign to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks, USA Today reports (Sternberg, USA Today , 11/29). The campaign, launched by the Magic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Magic Johnson Combats AIDS Misperceptions 1991, CDC reported one-third of all AIDS cases were African Americans. Blacks now account for nearly half of all new HIV diagnoses, and for the last six years, HIV/AIDS has been the leading cause of death for African Americans ages 25-44. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Magic Johnson: Take AIDS Fight Into Black Communities

... "When I was diagnosed with HIV 17 years ago, I worried about my health and my family. And I worried about what people might think of me. "This year, [CDC] Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cookie Fights HIV/AIDS With Magic

...among black women after learning they are disproportionately affected by HIV. The most recent CDC data show black women are diagnosed with AIDS nearly 23 times as often as white women. "Maybe they'll wake up and listen to me," she said she... 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 »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
...after getting his blood test results. Even though I knew in theory that he was likely HIV + I was devastated to hear he's been diagnosed with "full-blown" AIDS as he put it. His life has been hell for a long time, and I'm afraid he won't even... Read more »

just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
hi guys, just got my results and yeah, am poz.confused i am and am simply numb.would love to talk to one of you guys, am in europe but i guess i can call anyone who'd be willing to just listen, but thanks guys, this forum has helped me a long way... Read more »

Just diagnosed

Posted by Amadoda, 5 Replies
...106. This has freaked me out as it seems I am starting very late in the game with HAART! I think the reality of the confirmed diagnosis and the bloodwork has shocked me out of my former "death wish/denial state, but now I fear that I am likely... Read more »