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Acute HIV Infection

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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV 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 infection"...
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Is a stiff neck a sign of acute HIV infection

Hi, 3 weeks ago I received unprotected oral sex from someone i know injects drugs. A few days ago I got a itchy red rash around my genitals and anus. I also had what appeared to be a swollen gland in my neck that went away but I know have a stiff...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection?

...I was diagnosed with having Acute HIV infection in December. Which I understand means that HIV had very recently entered my system. My labs were very wacky. Started off with
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
...Your CD4 decline is very consistent with acute HIV infection. All the decline though is within the normal range of CD4 counts (500-1500). It is likely once your immune system reaches equilibrium Read more »

Why no treatment in Acute HIV infection?

...In oneof your responses you mentioned to me that your preferance is for no treament in acute HIV infection unless there is a fast disease progress. What I don't understand is why some doctors are in favour of early treatment and why
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
It depends on whether you believe in religious faith or data. Many HIV practitioners want to believe that early treatment alters/improves immune status and clinical outcome. There is controversial data that indicates the former and I am not aware of... Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

...Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to acute HIV infection approximately 2-4 weeks after exposure. Symptoms can vary in each individual, the most common... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Targeted Testing for Acute HIV Infection in North Carolina

... Because people with acute HIV infection contribute disproportionately to transmission of the virus, identifying these persons is a critical public health challenge....used persons with recent HIV infection, determined by a detuned enzyme-linked... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

... The following feasibility study describes a pilot surveillance and screening program to detect acute HIV infection (AHI). Diagnoses of AHI can enable recently infected persons to adopt behaviors that reduce transmission, facilitate partner...and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

...NAAT. 10 Such tests can make routine screening for AHI more feasible and potentially less expensive by detecting almost all acute HIV infections with a single screening test. Confirmatory testing with both an Ab test and RNA test after a... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Report on the First International Acute HIV Infection Conference

...HIV-specific Immunity Clinical Trials of Acute Infection Transmission of Drug-resistant HIV Concluding Observations Acute HIV infection, along with the research and clinical issues surrounding its diagnosis and treatment, was the topic of... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
A few months back I fell ill with symptoms such as lightheadedness, stiff neck, and mild headaches. The symptoms struck a few days, to a week after having unprotected sex. The symptoms would go away, and come back just about every other day for a... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection

Posted by lafcadio, 1 Reply
...I came down with text book Acute HIV Infection three weeks ago after having unsafe sex. My lymph nodes got swollen and achy, I got these little shivers running through my body, Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...1 month after the "exposure". Can someone(having experienced) please tell me if such are the symptoms of the Acute Primary HIV infection. Can lymph nodes be found at the muscle (behind the kneecap)? How do swollen/tender lymph nodes really feel... Read more »