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Aids Timeline With Antiretrovirals

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What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

How Are the Drugs Used? Antiretroviral drugs are usually used in combinations of three or more drugs from more than one class. This is called "Combination Therapy." Combination therapy works better than using just one ARV alone, It also helps prevent drug resistance. Manufacturers of ARVs keep trying to make their drugs easier to take, and have combined some of them into a single pill. See Fact Sheet 409 for more information on combination...
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Timeline without treatment

My brother was diagnosed with hiv in 1995. He has never been on treatment except when he breaks out he'll go to the clinic and get antibiotic. The last time he did go he was told his t-cell count is now at 5. How much time does he have left....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
About as much time as an ostrich with its head in the sand while outside a lion's den. Your brother has waited too long. He needs to get on treatment now. If he does and is as adherent to it and his medical appointments as he was avoidant to... Read more »

HIV Timeline

Hi, after the inital stage of HIV (Primary), i have read that the next stage no symptoms appear for about on average 10 years (Latency stage i think?). Can this stage normally be shorter eg 5 years? During this period, would milder symptoms be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There is a very large range of timelines for HIV infection. The clinically latent, asymptomatic phase (after acute retroviral syndrome or acute HIV infection) can range from months to years. Yes, during this phase... Read more »

HIV timeline

I have a question. I contracted HIV from my ex husband. We were married for 7 years. I did not find out I had HIV until six months after we divorced. He passed away that same year from Lymphoma. He never took meds. Does this mean that I will get...
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
Unlikely that you will get lymphoma. Lymphoma would not occur as a result of you getting HIV infection from someone who was HIV infected and had lymphoma. It usually has to do with someone's underlying immune system suppression as a result of... Read more »

ppt tubes and timelines

I have a question regarding the use of PPT tubes for HIV PCR RNA/DNA testing. My local hospital collection facility collected my blood specimen in a PPT tube on June 4 at 3:04 The lab centrifuged the specimen within two hours but then stored it at...
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
HIV RNA is very stable in PPT tubes. Once blood is spun in these tubes, the plasma can support RNA well, either frozen or at room temperature for a few days.... Read more »
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AIDS Timeline

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AIDS Timeline, Deep kissing in 1997

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I believe the last deep kissing incident was in 1997
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HIV/AIDS Timeline

Posted by ScotCharles

The link above will give you an idea of what happenned in the first few years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Timeline of Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I tested for HIV at 24 weeks after exposure and I was negative. Should I test after 26 weeks just to play it safe, since technically 26 weeks is six months. Has anyone ever tested negative at 24 weeks and poz later? Read more »