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At What Stage Is Treatment Started For HIV Infection

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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 Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV 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
Ask the Experts

Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy. I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The text is misleading. They are trying to say that symptoms related to HIV may take seven years or longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs in the vast majority of people within... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of syphilis in individuals with HIV. The interaction of syphilis and HIV infection is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research.(1-6) Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that... Read more »

Anal cancer and chemo/radiation - side effects of both? How do you treat HIV+ patients?

Hi. My partner's brother had surgery four weeks ago to remove a tumour. They couldn't get it all out and have now confirmed that he has anal squamous cell cancer and said it was Stage C. Do you know what Stage C could mean? But what I mostly...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...anal cancer in the past, and who have gone through this treatment, and who are alive today with an intact butt. As for his Stage C, that simply means that the cancer has spread to his lymph nodes. The only way to know if a lymph node harbors... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four 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

...Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has demonstrated that anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stage HIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, can reduce the risk of death. In a... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Management of Pain in End-Stage HIV Disease

...different communities, the translation of sensation into pain does differ widely from patient to patient. "Pain secondary to HIV infection should be thought of, and treated, like the pain associated with malignant disease. Like cancer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...T-cell counts of 1,000 or more.) In addition, the definition includes 26 clinical conditions that affect people with advanced HIV disease. Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that generally do not affect healthy people. In... Read more »

have you heard....? to aids2hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms such as painful swollen nodes, and fatigue? i was just wondering because you responded to my previous post about later stage of aids, i didnt mean that i mean later as in after the ars symptoms have passed. its only been like a year... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »