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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV doesn't make you a bad person, unfortunately there are many people -most of them ignorant of the facts about HIV -- that still discriminate against HIVers simply because of their status. HIV treatment has changed drastically in the past 15 years. Now, most people in...
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Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they are still considered to have AIDS. Why is that? I found out that I had HIV 17 years ago when I became extremely ill with flu-like symptoms but I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown AIDS."Hope that helps.Dr. BobAIDS vs HIV (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008) Oct 7, 2008Dr Bob, First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have... 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
..."HIV 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... Read more »

Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I have been undergoing Taxol treatment for my KS since Dec 08 until now June 1, 09. My oncologist and I decided to take a break till Mid-July because my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to be most worried about the diagnosis of AIDS because your CD4 count has dropped below 200. Actually you qualified for the AIDS diagnosis when your Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was first diagnosed (even though your CD4 count was 450). KS is an... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...reflectsthe largest increase in rates of HIV diagnoses by race or ethnicity. In 2008, an estimated 18,328 blacks received an AIDS diagnosis, a number that has remained relatively stable since 2005. By the end of 2007, an estimated 233,624... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing

...science. Instead, they come from the tribe's beliefs about how individuals fit in the web of life. This web includes the tribe, all humanity, the earth, and the universe. Many healing traditions focus on harmony. Healing occurs when someone is... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer andcan also cause genital warts. HIV+... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...areas, which has remained relatively stable since 2005. By the end of 2007, an estimated 106,074 Hispanics/Latinos with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the US and dependent areas. In 2007, HIV was the fifth leading cause of death among... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a gay man with that problem...lol. I have tried a bunch of different techniques including apple sauce (which really works)... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...really alone at this time. And having found out so close to Christmas, my first thought was, will this be my last? There were many tears behind closed doors and I'm sure many more to come. I do have an appt. in 2 wks (2 wks before my birthday) at... Read more »

Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. ... Read more »