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With Bacteria In Your Spine Can You Be Diagnosed With Hiv

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C Spine Fusion

I was recently diagnosed with AIDS after C Spine surgery. My viral load was 7800 with Tcells 33. The disc fusion failed and the doctor wants to do another procedure but my tCells are still only 130. I am on Atripla and have never missed a dose....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Sorry to hear about your surgery and HIV diagnosis. I'm interested to hear more as to why your fusion failed- was it because of poor bone density? (i.e., did the hardware not take because the vertebrae are... Read more »

ulcer in the spine does not let me walk?

i was diagnosed with AIDS since 2006, but didnt use meds up to I started to feel terrible and... Read more »


Dear Dr.,I am poz and on meds. I always have a problem of pain along the spine, back and hip... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Could Be Worsened by Harmful Bacteria, Like E. coli, in Digestive Tracts

A new study showed that HIV-infected individuals had very high levels of harmful bacteria in their digestive systems that could make their lack of immunity even worse. The researchers believed that the bacteria might directly weaken the digestive... Read more »

The Odd Couple: HIV and Bacteria

There are more than a thousand types of bacteria thatlive in our bodies -- on our skin, in our mouths, andin our gut. Of those bacteria, only 50 are known to beharmful. The rest, what we will call "healthy bacteria",have important roles in the body... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Virginal Women May Pick Up "Bad" Vaginal Bacteria

Dr. Sepehr N. Tabrizi and colleagues at the Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria found that women can acquire bacteria linked to a dangerous vaginal infection through oral sex or petting even if they have not had sexual intercourse. The investigators... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Early Detection of TB Among HIV-Infected Could Avert Many Deaths

Early detection and treatment of TB among HIV-positive individuals could avert a significant number of deaths in South Africa, suggests a new report. Of 240 people ages 20-45 who died at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital in a recent 10-month period, 94... Read more »
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newly diagnosed

Posted by nwkmateo, 5 Replies
Hello. I was diagnosed 3/27/2012 with HIV. I've been so busy trying to reassure my loved ones that I will be okay that I've ignored my own need to be reassured. I'm hoping the interactions I make on here will help get me to that goal.

I... Read more »

Has anyone been diagnosed with HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV TYPE 2: Has anyone here been diagnosed with HIV-2 (type 2)?
Currently in the US we only test for HIV-1. HIV-2 is a weaker
strain common in Africa but not the U.S. Now that I have a friend
in the U.S. with this, we are having a difficult time... Read more »

Just Diagnosed with HPV...possible link to HIV?

Posted by am2394, 3 Replies
Hi all,
I had a possible HIV exposure in late July...i am a 21 year old female. I had unprotected sex with the friend of a friend. he did not ejaculate inside me. i have no reason to think he is HIV+, but he is the first person i have ever been... Read more »

i was diagnosed hiv+...

Posted by Anonymous
I was diagnosed HIV+ on April 3, 1996 - the day after my 36th
birthday. I was initially told by the diagnosing Dr. to do
nothing for six-months while my t-cell count "leveled". Although,
emotionally baked at the time, the thought of such a course of Read more »