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Acute Retroviral Syndrome Fact Sheet

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AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...(ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The patent on zidovudine expired in 2005 and several generic versions have been approved. Several are available under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Zidovudine is also known as azidodeoxythymidine, AZT or ZDV. Zidovudine was the first drug approved for the treatment of HIV. It is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These...
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obsession with Acute Retroviral Syndrome

Hi Rick,I dont have a question as such. Though I would like to write a little about my experiences, and hopefully help someone who is going through what I went through. I hope someone who is fearing the worst about their HIV exposure can get...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your comments. Your story is a perfect example of how an obsession with Acute Viral Syndrome or HIV/AIDS, can destroy a persons life. The solution to problems such as this is counseling. Counseling helps Read more »

Immediate Symptoms

I ask this question because I am a little unsure about the incubation time for inital 'sero-conversion' symptoms. There seems to be some variation between answers given by various members of the forums.I stayed up until five in the morning last...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...oral sex?" (http://thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q9022.qna). You can also read through the CDC fact sheet, "What you should know about oral sex" (http://www.thebody.com/cdc/oralsex.html).It sounds like you are... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome and Seroconversion

Dear Dr. Gallant, If a person infected with HIV experiences acute retroviral syndrome, does that mean that s/he is in theprocess of seroconverting? Would a standard HIV antibody test given two weeks after recovering from acute retroviralsyndrome...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Yes, someone with the acute retroviral syndrome is in the process of seroconverting. The best blood test to diagnose someone during that stage is a p24 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 time can we rule out symptoms like...
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 »
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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by the FDA on March 19, 1987, with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children 3 months of age or older. This medicine... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...primarily used in the fixed dose combinations Combivir or Trizivir. Since the approval of other more convenient and safer antiretrovirals, the use of AZT in HAART therapy has decreased significantly. There is one time when AZT is still considered... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies produced by the immune system to fight HIV. It can take two months or more for these antibodies to be produced. See Fact Sheet 102 for more information. However, the viral load test (see Fact Sheet 125 ) measures the virus itself.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...symptoms are headaches. Hepatitis B and C: Some of these were cases of hepatitis C that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex ... Read more »
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SEROCONVERTING QUESTIONS. ACUTE VIRAL SYNDROM

Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »

HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
...first week of may 2009 which is the 18th week since possible exposure, i got 4 day fever, rashes,diarrhea and muscle pain,does acute viral syndrome can occur on the 18th week? could this be hiv symptoms? Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths Read more »

Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »