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Will Starting HIV Treatment With a Low CD4 Count Hurt My Lifespan?

I read recently that, even though longevity is increasing for HIV+ people, people who begin treatment with a low CD4 count will probably live a shorter period of time. Do you feel this is true?

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Does a Viral Load of 16,000 Mean I Might Transmit HIV?

My viral load is 16,100. Is it possible that I can pass HIV to someone else, even if I only had sex with them three times?

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Why Can't Semen Be Tested for HIV?

It is understood that HIV can only be detected by blood samples. Am I right or wrong? Why can't semen be tested for traces of HIV?

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How Long Does My Husband Have?

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS. He had thrush, cryptococcal meningitis, and now the fly. His counts are holding steady (undectable at times) but he's so frail looking. How long can one live like this?

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Late HIV Diagnosis: Have I Been Doing Well Enough on Treatment?

I was diagnosed with HIV seven years ago with a CD4 of 150 and viral load of 3,000. I started treatment and today I have an undetectable viral load and CD4 of 840. Is my evolution until today good?

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VL UD and health issues

Hi, I was wondering: I am positive from 2012, taking treatment from early 2013; vl underectable and cd4 from 550 to 750\. Are there any chance hiv status create me other healthy issues? What can I do to prevent such situations? I worry for any other ...

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CD4 loss despite undetectable viral load

Hi. I work in Argentina with HIV-patients. The loss of CD4 despite undetectable viral load is (fortunately!!) very uncommon. However, is an intriguing and disturbing situation, not only for patients... Do you have some new answer for this? May you sh...

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Lung Infection

One lung is completely Filled. Breathing is Labour,with Oxygen. AIDS patient. Is, person Dying.

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Gammorra

Dr Holodniy, I know research is happening all the time, but I was interested in a phase 1 clinical trial using a drug called Gammora. In a small study, The drug Gammora caused a 99% reduction in viral load in about 8 weeks. There is very little else ...