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Acute Phase Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID Launches Phase I Clinical Trial of GenVec Vaccine to Induce Immune Response Against Various HIV Subtypes

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has launched a Phase I clinical trial of GenVec 's AIDS vaccine, which is designed to induce an immune response against three HIV subtypes, the Wall Street Journal reports. The vaccine,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV testing during acute HBV phase

i was in the hospital with acute hepatitis b infection. at that time i was tested for HIV with and elisa and viral load (PCR?) This was 3 months after exposure. is there a chance the acute HBV will turn up a false negative? or can i be satisfied...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
No,it will not affect your HIV testing.If you had a negative HIV pcr,you are ok.... Read more »

Re: HIV testing during acute HBV phase

Does your answer to this also apply to acute HCV and an antibody test at three months?Specifically with acute HCV and a negative HIV anti, am I clear?Thanks for being a lifeline to those of us in search of information...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
If you have acute hepatitis C ,and at the same time a negative test for HIV,then you do not have detectable antibodies for HIV.You will need to repeat the HIV test in 6 months to be sure you are negative,as it take that long to be detectable in... Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than a week. Most people with primary infection have more than a rash but the symptoms during... Read more »

Acute Phase v. Viral Load Symptoms

I became ill with symptoms on July 20 (fever, aches/pains/night sweats/etc). I was tested on July 29. The results showed a viral load of 500,000 and a CD$ of 394. I am now four weeks into the acute phase but I still have some very debilitating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following HIV primary infection is extremely variable from person to person, not only in the symptoms experienced, but also in the severity and duration of those symptoms. In general, symptoms associated with... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

Need Some Experienced Opinions about Acute HIV

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 5 Replies
This seems so different when it's you and not one of your patients dealing with this. Granted, I am going through Acute HIV Illness and still feeling the side effects of it, but I just got my first test results today. CD4+ was 266, VL >500k. ... Read more »

acute syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ravi, or anyone else, could you please tell me in the acute syndrome phase, if one is having that, with flu like symptoms, do they go away on their own. the reason i ask i'm not sure if i'm having acute symptoms. i know the only way to know is to... Read more »

Acute Viral Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would Anyone with HIV please explain the Acute Viral Syndrome to me? What were your experiences? What type and how long did your symptoms last? Do they re-occur? Please explain.... Thanks

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