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Jan 2, 2015

What is called acute hiv treatment? Should it be done?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

According to the most current US treatment guidelines .

"Acute HIV infection is the phase of HIV disease immediately after infection during which.. anti-HIV antibodies are undetectable at this time while HIV RNA or p24 antigen are present. Recent infection generally is considered the phase up to 6 months after infection during which anti-HIV antibodies are detectable."

"Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for all persons with HIV infection and should be offered to those with early* HIV infection, although definitive data are lacking as to whether this approach will result in long-term virologic, immunologic, or clinical benefits."


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