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Time Line From HIV Infection To Diagnosis

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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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Acute Infection Time Line

I had protected sex with an unknown woman and gave/received unprotected oral sex. I haven't any symptoms of acute infection (as yet) for 4 weeks, does that mean I should be in the clear? I ask this because the you claim that the common time...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Waiting around for symptoms to show up or not show up is an unreliable method for determining your HIV status, and must be terribly anxiety provoking. It is highly unlikely that you would become infected when using a condom during sex, and when... Read more »


My boyfriend and I both tested positive one month ago. Blood tests indicated that we do not have other STDs (thankfully). We have heard mixed things (1) about the need to use condoms if we are monogamous and (2) about how quickly we can resume...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would definitely encourage you to continue using condoms to prevent superinfection (reinfection, dual infection). It is possible to acquire a different strain of the virus, which might be more aggressive than the one you are currently dealing... Read more »

Oral Sex Infection Through The Lining of the Mouth??

Dr. Bob,This is the second time I am asking you this question. I have been so upset. I am a hetero woman and I had unprotected oral sex (giving and rec.) He went down on me for about 20-25 min. I did not cum. I went down on him until he came. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello S,What the hotlines told you is true and does not contradict anything I've written here. Receptive oral sex does have an HIV-transmission risk. It's just that that risk is very low. The estimated per-act risk for acquisition of HIV... Read more »

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I got marry in Africa in 2011 April return home a month later and agreed to return to live and work in Africa but on returning I notice my wife were acting funny and pushing and final finding some HIV pills I fprced the issuse and she said yes and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOne of the hardest things those of living with HIV have to deal with is disclosing our status. Now that you do know, how you decide to deal with it is of course your decision. I'm sure she has many reasons for not telling the date of her... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The Eleventh Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco opened yesterday with a bang, as a group of investigators from Los Angeles and San Diego provided long-awaited information on the incidence of sexually-acquired... Read more »

recent news on late seroconversion: read last line

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

Morpeth et al also described a single unusual case in which an individual did not develop an antibody response for one year after first having a viral load of more than 10 million copies/mL. This... Read more »

Re;co-infection(Bottom Line)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello Bottom Line Im the one who asked this question.thanks for the reply, I to have Arthritis I was also worried about that, My 3 month test was neg i thougt I was over this ,now I don't know what to think or do.could also be co-infected

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Resistant, then what? How many lines of therapy?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What percentage of folks infected with HIV are basically screwed by total resistance right out of the gate? I know resistance forms of HIV is becoming more common, but generally there is still a line of treatment options that will work for these... Read more »