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HIV Stages

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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is esr elevated throughout hiv stages?

hi there doc!i was wondering 1-does esr stay elevated throughout hiv stages?2-can esr be normal in hiv +?3-throught the hiv infection do lymphocytes tend to be increased?thank you very much doc i really...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. No.2. Yes.3. Yes, CD8 lymphocytes.... Read more »

HIV stages

Hello - would really appreciate some advice if possible. Just found out that sister-in-law is living with HIV - sounds like it is in advanced stages (HIV status was discovered when she got PCP) not sure where she is with CD4 count but assume it must...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.First off, because she has had PCP, your sister has an AIDS diagnosis (CDC class C, WHO stage IV). If she is able to adhere to secondary (preventative) prophylaxis with sulfa medications, it's quite unlikely that the PCP... Read more »

Bi Polar, Low testosterone acute HIV stage

Dear Dr HorwarthI have mixed affective bipolar disorder and am in the early stages of acute HIV infection. I havent had a manic period for some time, stabilised by lamotrogine but had a major depression early this year. My testoserone levels are...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Testtosterone replacement treatment should not have an effect on your likelihood of having a manic episode. Testosterone replacement in men with HIV and depression has been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of depression (fatigue, low... Read more »

hiv stage

my father is hiv infected about 7 years he is 65 years old we r worrid about him today he is infectad in chiken pox please tell me what time is left...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many senior persons with HIV have a good prognosis from the HIV perspective particularly if they have access to good HIV therapy and achieve a good CD4 count (ie > 350) and viral suppression. In that case non-AIDS problems such as cancer and... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »

end stage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
anyone have infomation on end stage hiv has anyone been at late stage and not had hiv antibody, at clinic they told me at late stage you may not have antibody, ive had so many problems and after high risk tested but neg but no reason why all... Read more »

asymptomatic stage?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey i was just curious: after ARS, theres a 10 year period where hiv + dont get any symptoms right. COULD they get any symptoms between that period? if so wut kind. Read more »