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3 Phases Of Hiv Infection

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Phase 2 HIV Infection

Hi Dr BobHope you are keeping well. My question is regarding phase 2 of the infection. I see that the only way you can really tell - besides a test is that you have constant pains in your glads/lymph nodes?Here is my situation - I had a unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The only way to determine if you have acquired HIV is to have an HIV-specific test. If you have followed the guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing and tested negative out to six months or longer from the date of exposure, you are definitively... Read more »

co-infection eclipse phase?

Does simultaneous co-infection (HIV/Hep/CMV) cause low/undetectable viral loads until antibodies... Read more »

HAART during acute infection phase

Hello,I submitted a long question two days ago. I am now posting a lighter version of it.I am... Read more »
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Schering-Plough

Schering-Plough Initiates Phase II Study With Vicriviroc in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients

Kenilworth, N.J. -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that it has initiated a Phase II clinical study with vicriviroc, its investigational CCR5 antagonist, for use in first-line therapy of adult treatment-naive HIV-infected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group to Continue Phase I, Phase II Trials of Microbicide Dapirivine

Project Ubuzima, an international not-for-profit group conducting clinical trials of microbicides, last week "assured the public" it will continue its trial of the microbicide Dapirivine in Rwanda, the New Times/AllAfrica.com reports. Because... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Young Men's Survey Phase II: Hepatitis B Immunization and Infection Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

The researchers studied the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunization and infection among men ages 23 to 29 who have sex with men by analyzing data on 2,834 such men in six US metropolitan areas. Participating men were interviewed and... Read more »
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prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the 51 documented cases of occupational transmission of HIV from... Read more »

i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »