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How Early Can HIV Be Found In The Body

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...people with severely damaged immune systems shortly after they start taking HIV therapy. More study needs to tease out its risk factors and to find screening tools to help predict and manage the condition. The symptoms are also found in HIV-negative people. However, this publication provides an overview of IRIS within the context of HIV disease. It presents ways to assess your risk and identify the condition. What Is Inflammation? ...
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Treatment for general body fat loss?

Dear Dr.,Like many, I have been reading your comments on this wonderful site for years. Having been positive for 15 years now, I am very optimistic about the long-term effectiveness of the current drug regimen as well as those on the horizon....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast the context of HIV-related lipoatrophy. Facial fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse are available in the United States and clearly do improve facial appearance. They require maintenance with periodic touch-up treatments. Artefill is a permanent... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appropriately monitor for any toxicities or drug interactions. Additional information about alternative/complimentary therapies can be found in the archives. We have a whole chapter dedicated to the topic. Check it out! I think you'll find it... Read more »

Seroconversion and Acute HIV infection Question

Dr. Holodiny,I have a question concerning seroconversion and Acute HIV infection. In a sense it is more out of curiosity than anything else at this point since I started meds over a year ago. Anyway, My VL more than halved from my first test in Jan...
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
Unfortunately, they don't tell me that much. The drop in VL from 144,000 to 76,753 is actually within assay variability. So is not a significant drop. The increase in absolute CD4 count from 376 to 524 is also not significant, given the CD4 percent... Read more »

Early SignsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Is it possible for symptoms to be extremely mild and only lasst for two days? Another question is what does the rash associated look and feel like? Is it red with bumps? I heard it to be transient but am not quite sure what that means. Does the CDC...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program persons with HIV can be due tonumerous causes. When a rash is seen in persons with recent HIV infection,it is primarily found in the upper portion of the body. The rash may or maynot itch, and it can be raised. Not everyone with recent HIV... Read more »
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HIV News & Views, June 24, 2009 - The Body

...forms of treatment to stop those memory T cells from replenishing themselves. Their goal: the complete elimination of HIV in the human body. Will it work? Stay tuned; animal studies have yet to begin. (Article from   Early... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test can give results very early in HIV infection, but is more costly and used less often than antibody tests. There is also a new... Read more »

Therapeutic HIV Vaccines

...antiretroviral drugs must be taken for life, and some cause serious side effects. All experimental therapeutic HIV vaccines are in very early stages of research, and no therapeutic vaccine is anticipated to be available to the general public for... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...can help reduce fatgain, build muscle, and reduce elevated lipid and glucose levels. Lowering the amount of saturated fats (found in animal products) may helpreduce cholesterol levels. Lowering the amount of fats and carbohydrates mayhelp... Read more »
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testing questions

Posted by panicked1, 2 Replies
...and foud I had a large concentration of lymphocyte and diagnosed me with microscopic colitis. I have read this happens in the early hiv stage when the body is trying to fight the virus. What do you guys think. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...heard that it is common during seroconversion period. Is there any body can share there story about Neuropathy during the early stage of infection. Wheter it was postive or negative. I can not sleep at all. I got tested negative ... Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...In early HIV infection, when the lymph nodes are swollen, could it be just one in the neck swollen or would it usually affect the lymph Read more »

in love with a hiv+ woman

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...because i cant discuss it with anyone (though we have discussed it together)as i know that the commom perception would be -are you insane! to say i am not scared would be a lie, but it is not dying i am afraid of, people die everyday and i have... Read more »