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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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Hives every day--- symptom of initial infection?

Hi,I had an occupational exposure with hiv-unknown blood in early september, and finished a 28-day course of PEP on the 30th. about a week and a half after that, i started getting hives. at first it was one or two at a time that i thought were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Generally speaking, hives or urticarial eruptions are not all that common in HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). I'd recommend seeing an allergist or dermatologist for further evaluation.Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Neck Shoulder and Back Soreness and pain

I have been taking acyclovir for about 2 years. I have been taking trizivir for about 10 months now. In the begining I had nausea and diarrhea. That passed after a few weeks. Through out the past 10 months I have had occasional and brief pains in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The timing of your symptoms would make it seem unusual for one of the compoments of Trizivir +/- acyclovir to be directly involved. I assume your kidney function is OK and that you have no evidence of myopathy (such as muscle tenderness or elevated... Read more »

Is my initial CD4 count artificially low because of severe acute HIV infection

Infected in May (I know exactly when) and had tested neg in April, 2012 and Dec 2011 so I know it's a recent infection. Massively sick July 3-13, got a bit better, then awful night sweats from July 24-31. I assume this is acute HIV and my...
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
Given your history of prior negative HIV tests, this does sound like acute HIV infection. It is likely that your lower CD4 count and high viral load are the result of acute infection, and you could see an improvement in your CD4 count and viral load... Read more »

Hiv to AIDS only 1 year after initial infection

I was tested negative for HIV 1.2 years ago, but seemed to have symptoms of flulike hiv contraction at that time. Since then i got retested just over a year later and my result was not only hiv pos, but AIDS with CD4 count 97 and viral load of...
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
It is unusual, but not unheard of. This is a complex issue that depends on your underlying immune system and the type of virus that got transmitted to you. Some viral strains are more aggressive in attacking and killing t cells than others. There... Read more »
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Oral Thrush - Initial Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone comment on the initial symptoms of Oral Thrush? Does it start with very slight raised areas of the tongue?
Is it mostly isolated to the front, back or entire tounge/throat? Does the onset during the window period vary in severity (always... Read more »

How bad can initial infection get?

Posted by Anonymous
OK. So now I'm getting worried. How bad can the symptoms of HIV be in the first 4 weeks following exposure? I still have gastritis (from 6 days post exposure), and today (15 days post exposure) I am developing a sore throat and having severe... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

initial results

Posted by uhohblita, 2 Replies
called the doc today to get my results over the phone. she said my cholesterol was pretty high and the result of the nuclear scan was that my spleen was slightly enlarged. and of course the liver enzymes high. those were the only things she... Read more »