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Acute Infection Testing 7 Weeks

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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
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Newly Infected need guide ASAP please. (Donation just sent, Hernan)

Hi Dr Bob, ( I am sorry for my basic English ). At this time, The Body is my best resource of support. But I still need some answers for my specific situation. Here are the facts first:On April 26 I started heterosexual relations w/ multiple sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...describe are:1. Essentially nonexistent.2. Essentially nonexistent.3. Essentially nonexistent. The primary reason to consider HIV testing would be psychological; for peace of mind. Your results would undoubtedly be negative.Thank you for your... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My question is, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...perform a thorough evaluation to ascertain the cause of your persistent symptoms.Good luck.Dr. BobMy first doctor visit after testing positiveAug 1, 2009 I tested positive 2 weeks ago and have an apt. with my internist coming up. Likely infected... Read more »


Is it possible to have 4 negative antibody test at 7,9,10,13 weeks and an undetectable PCR test at 10 weeks and still be HIV positive?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...recent potential exposure to the virus. The negative PCR test is just nice confirmatory information. Unless you had symptoms of acute HIV infection, I would probably not even have bothered to do the PCR test, to tell you the truth. Now, you... Read more »

CD4 count after acute infection

Dear Dr.Mark:I am 37 years old. Being drunk I had unprotected oral sex with an unknown guy on January 23rd year 2006. 3 weeks later I started with fever, poliadenopathy, low leucocites and platelets counts, bleeding gums , weakness, diarhea, poor...
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
...We can see this kind of decline in CD4 count during acute infection. Your CD4 count is likely to go back up once things stabilize in your body. I agree with close followup to see where Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
The Body PRO

Unique, Statewide Program of Acute HIV Testing and Partner Outreach Finds That Many Acute Infections in North Carolina May Stem From Exposure to Chronically Infected Patients

...interrupt transmission during a time when people have very heightened infectiousness. 1 We test for acute HIV in people who seek testing at all publicly funded clinics in the state. We've done the program for five years, and during that time... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Clinical Guidelines Update: Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected Patients

...Men who have sex with men without barrier protection Anyone with multiple sexual partners Quantitative HCV RNA viral load testing is now recommended for HIV-infected patients: To confirm a reactive HCV ELISA antibody screen To exclude... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports the source of 10% to 50% of all new HIV transmissions, the Times reports. Although CDC has done pilot studies of RNA testing in some cities, current national guidelines focus more on widespread antibody testing. According to the Times ,... Read more »
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acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...getting that yeast infection trigger a flare or something, and maybe its not hiv. But it still scares me, and i know i cannot get tested for another few monthes at least. Do you think i have a significant risk? What else could explain having... Read more »

i know im infected i don't believe my tests.

Posted by roma2010, 4 Replies
...counselors tell me that if i didn't have fever, diarrhea, or vomiting that is no hiv, that's not true Dr Natterstad says that acute symptoms can mimic those symptoms of a flu or any other virus so not necessarily i would have to have fever and... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...clinical suspicion of an acute HIV-1 infection then merely requires performance of an HIV-1 antibody test and possibly repeated testing of HIV-1 viral load, as shown in the algorithm in Figure 1 (adapted from [30]). Figure 1: Algorithm for... Read more »