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The First Man to Be Cured of AIDS: An Update on the Amazing Story -- This Month in HIV

[Editor's Note: Since we conducted and posted this interview in 2009, there have been many developments in the story of Timothy Ray Brown, formerly known only as the "Berlin patient." In addition to this article, we encourage you to read "Tentative... Read more »
Being Alive

Advice to a Young Man Newly Diagnosed With HIV

When I tested positive in the spring of 2005 it felt like the end of the world. HIV was this boogie man that I had been taught to hate and fear since before I really understood how sex worked, and suddenly this monster was inside of me. I was sure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First Papua New Guinea Man Ever Convicted for AIDS Abuse

The Tabubil District court on Friday fined a man 2,000 kina (US $706) after he pled guilty to unlawfully stigmatizing a girl for taking an HIV test. In what is understood to be the first such conviction, magistrate Patrick Monouluk noted Rimux... Read more »
Ask the Experts

First time relationship with HIV + man

I have recently met a special guy whom I find intelligent, attractive, warm and sensitive. As we have been getting to know one another, he disclosed his HIV status (+). Like other writers, I want the relationship to grow and I have strong feelings...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I'm sorry, but I don't know of any specific publications that I think would be helpful for you. You may want to go to a large bookstore in your area and browse through the "Health" and "Couples / Relationships"... Read more »

dating my first positive gay man

Hi,iam a 45 yrd old man,who just started having a relationship with a gay hiv+man.My problem is i felt more anxiety than i thought i would,during sex he ejaculated on my bare chest,i was alittle upset.What are the chances of transmitting the...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Risk of transmission of HIV from the behavior you describe is extremely low (see the forum on Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission on the website of The Body). Anxiety when having sex is not fun and needs to be addressed. You and your partner... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was recently diagnosed with AIDS when he came down
with PCP. This has been a devastating blow. My first HIV test
came back negative. What is going to happen? I have so many
questions and so few answers. Our (new) doctor put him on the
'coc... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 9 Replies
My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an... Read more »