Mar 13, 2001
what's the earliest recorded w/ hiv infected person could get OI's (particularly oral candidiasis and PCP) after the day of infection w/o medication/treatment? 1 year? 5 years? Hope for your kind reply the soonest. Thank you. John
Response from Dr. Feinberg
Some people have such severe depletion of their T cells when they are first infected that they get an OI as part of a seroconversion syndrome, although this isn't common. In general it takes an average of 8-10 years after infection to develop a serious OI like PCP. Oral thrush can occur earlier, when T cells drop below 500. There are, of course, always exceptions to any rule.
Is Syphilis R190 or R90 an OI?
cancer then Toxoplasmosis
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.