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HIV Seroconversion Illness At 10 Weeks

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...received reports of 56 health care workers in the United States with documented, occupationally acquired HIV infection, of whom 25 have developed AIDS in the absence of other risk factors. The development of AIDS following known HIV seroconversion also has been repeatedly observed in pediatric and adult blood transfusion cases, in mother-to-child transmission, and in studies of hemophilia, injection-drug use and sexual transmission in which...
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I REALLY NEED YOU!!!! (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I asked you awhile back if HEP C would delay HIV seroconversion. You said that HEP C would not delay HIV seroconversion! However, Dr. McGovern of the body says that HEP C will delay the HIV window period and that someone who was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...health care worker guidelines for occupational exposure to coinfected patients suggest HIV-antibody testing at baseline, six weeks and twelve weeks after exposure. There is a caveat, however: If, and I must stress this "if," the health care... Read more »

After Hip Replacement surgery and feeling ill.

Question to The Body of evening of Saturday, April 10, 2010, 9:52pm.I had hip replacement surgery on March 3 2010. I am HIV positive and have had an AIDS diagnosis since October of 1994. I have been infected since approximately 1982. It is now 5 1/2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Hip replacement surgery is a big deal for any patient with lots of stress on the body and demands for recovery/rehabilitation. Often staying in a hospital or getting antibiotics can results in acquiring a gut infection (ie with C difficule) that can... Read more »

What exactly is considered '3 months' and the world cup follow up

Hi,In regard to the questions below- is 3 months considered 12 weeks or 13 weeks? Does it make that much difference if your tested at 11 weeks?And finally, why do the UK guidelines say testing at 3 months is considered conclusive but CDC guidelines...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV. What you described is not at all worrisome for or even suggestive of HIV.It would be very extremely unlikely to experience HIV seroconversion at 16-20 weeks. P24 is generally detected well before the 12-week mark. However, p24 alone, either... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was 338 cells/mm3 and his viral load 21,800 copies/ml. Such a viral load would have been modest for an individual experiencing HIV seroconversion. The investigators performed phylogenetic analysis which suggested a close relationship between the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Report Finds New HIV Infections Dropped by 20% Over 10 Years, Deaths From AIDS-Related Illness Dropped by 20% Over 5 Years

...the past five years, according to a UNAIDS press release . An estimated 1.8 million people worldwide died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2009 compared to the roughly 2.1 million that died of similar causes in 2004, the release states (11/23). ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...proven to be safe and effective for those purposes. Regular medicine does not have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...began to pay attention to HIV in the early 1980s, when gay men in New York City and San Francisco began to die of a mysterious illness. The term "AIDS" -- which is what doctors call it when HIV disease becomes advanced -- wasn't coined until... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV... Read more »
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antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...about the following thing: In most HIV literature you read that the seroconverting illness happens somewhere between 2 and 6 weeks after infection. Is it correct to assume that for the ones who experinece the illness after 2 weeks already, a... Read more »

Revised Timing of Acute HIV post

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sick for about a week. My partner got the same illness about a week later although his symptoms lasted longer than mine (a few weeks). He also seemed to keep a shallow, dry cough after the flu-like illness passed for several weeks. I am curious... Read more »

6 weeks no illness feel good factor

Posted by Kiltedone, 1 Reply
...Well, people, Dutchman, 6 weeks post exposure and I have had no real complaints that would make me think I was seroconverting (anyone else notice how we just Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »