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Acute Retroviral Syndrome

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

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
For others, avoiding this guessing game can save them from a great deal of anxiety.Recent HIV infection (acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome) should only be considered if ALL of the following are true: 1) You had unprotected vaginal or... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptoms

Sorry to add yet another question about acute retroviral syndrome, but I have read some conflicting... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome and Seroconversion

Gallant, If a person infected with HIV experiences acute retroviral syndrome, does that mean that... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Turning Attention From Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome to AIDS

The Chinese government is beginning to show signs that it is turning its attention to fighting HIV/AIDS now that the last 12 patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, have been declared free of the virus, the Wall Street Journal ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

Acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (AHI) is a highly infectious phase of disease that lasts approximately 2 months and is characterized by nonspecific clinical symptoms. 1 AHI contributes disproportionately to HIV transmission... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Can a Mediterranean Diet Reduce the Effects of Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

HIV infection and the highly active antiretroviral therapies that fight it both are associated with changes in patients lipid profile and fat distribution (lipodystrophy). A pilot study was carried out for a randomized controlled trial to determine... Read more »
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Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »

HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
please help,im over stressed,im an asian male seafarer. i have protected sex with a venezuelan sex worker(with condom,no sign of breakage) but i performed an unprotected cunnilingus last dec 2008, i am healthy for 4 and half months,no any disease... Read more »

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 »

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 for people... Read more »