Asymptomatic Stage Of Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

... HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The AsymptomaticStage Early- and Medium-StageHIV Symptomatic Disease Late-StageHIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune
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Hello,There is much information about the stages which an hiv patient progresses through over time... but is it possible to regress back to a previous stage due to medication? ie can you go from symptomatic back to asymptomatic, or indeed from aids...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.This reply is from an earlier question:One can have AIDS by one of two ways--Either the CD4 absolute count is below 200; orone of a number of "AIDS indicator illnesses"-- like Pneumocystis Read more »

Concentrations of HIV in body fluids

According to AIDS books and research articles, there are enormous amount of hiv in body fluids(some millions per ml,to my memory) Dr.Sowadsky, what would be the REAL hiv concentration in the body fluids in the worset situation?(for example, in the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...vary so much from one person to another, and because it can vary from one stage of the disease to another, a person with HIV/AIDS must be periodically tested to determine the amount of the virus in their blood. Even if the viral load is "below... Read more »


what's aids? what's hiv? what are the different stages
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...HI, AIDS stands for Autoimmune deficiency syndrome, HIV stands for Human immune virus. There are 5 stages, first is acute infection which Read more »

Post-acute stage: what symptoms can patient have?

After the acute symptoms (fever, etc.) which last for 1-2 weeks, what are the symptoms can a HIV-infected person have: will he likely begin to have symptoms an asymptomatic patient have, such as fatigue, headache, dazziness, nausea, and myalgia? Are...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...resolves, most patients go back to feeling pretty normal. The symptoms that you list can occur during the course of asymptomaticHIV disease and some may be HIV-related, while others are not. BBBrian Boyle, M.D., J.D. Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...has demonstrated that anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stageHIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, can reduce the risk of death. In a study of nearly 2,500 HIV-infected volunteers, with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening Colonoscopies Urged for HIV-Infected Patients

...HIV-positive patients have a higher prevalence of colonic neoplasms and should be offered screening colonoscopy. "Although non-AIDS defining malignancies are rapidly increasing as HIV-infected subjects live longer, little is known about the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...This may occur when CD4+ cells are still at reasonable levels, or only after they have dropped to the stage officially called AIDS . AIDSAIDS stands for Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome. Acquired means that the condition is not... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

... What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this Read more »