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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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acute hiv

would someone who is hiv positive experiecnce acute seroconversion again. thanks
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That happens occasionally if super infected (new strain) or if effective HIV meds are stopped (primary infection symptoms can re-occur). KH Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

...colonising more of me than just my stomach. Considering the low probability of my having contracted HIV and suffering some degree of Acute HIV, do you think it is advidable to Not take the pills?3) Only a post-3 month test can give certainty....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the three-month mark. Testing prior to that is not considered to be definitive or conclusive. As for treatment of HIV during acute HIV infection ("primary infection"), despite some initial information that looked encouraging, more recent... Read more »

acute hiv and skin conditions

...I am a man and had unprotected sex with a girl three weeks ago and am wondering if acute hiv has any effect on your skin. I have a very mild rash on my chest and pubic region, and my hands have been raw and peeling with... small red spots which...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...A rash is associated with acute HIV infection in as many as 50% of cases. The rash usually does not itch, is distributed over the upper trunk and limbs, and might Read more »

acute hiv

...hello,up to how long can the sickness felt during seroconversion/acute hiv (ie 6 weeks after infection) last?what is the average duration of this sickness for a patient?Thanks
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
Average data is hard to come by. People can have symptoms for up to several weeks. Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...[University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled, "A Clinical Study of Antigen/Antibody Rapid Testing for... Read more »
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 »
The Body PRO

A Review of Six Years of Statewide Testing for Acute HIV in North Carolina

...in Chapel Hill. I also work along with the state of North Carolina, Department of Public Health. We have been screening for acute HIV for six years in the state of North Carolina. My poster basically summarizes the past six years. 1 What... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNC Researchers Awarded $3.5 Million Federal Grant to Study Acute HIV in Africa

...$3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study patients in sub-Saharan Africa with acute HIV infection -- a period immediately following infection through 12 weeks, "when the virus replicates rapidly... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...since last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
...A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue. They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all signs... of this supposed acute hiv quickly vanish. Would this rule out... Read more »

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 »

Revised Timing of Acute HIV post

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is the entire post I was trying to send: -------------------------- My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, Acute HIV and subsequent sero-conversion. I had a potentially very dangerous sexual encounter earlier in 2006. I told my... Read more »