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Begining Stage Of Hiv

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Ask the Experts

what are beginning stages of HIV

just got blood tested for HIV and std's. My penis is constantly burning during an erection and while urinating. I know those are common signs of STD's but are they of HIV. if not what are?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Your symptoms are not typical of HIV. It sounds like you may well have another STD. Blood tests will only determine if you have syphilis. You should seek care Read more »

My First Lab Results

I was recently diagnosed with HIV in February 2008. Immediately my doctor sent me in for some... Read more »

Mistake of My Life

Both my wife and I have very similar symptoms; Headaches, Fatigue, Diarreha, stomach grumblings and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...the development of severe immune suppression. Infection Following exposure to the virus, HIV enters the bloodstream and begins to take up residence in the cells; this is when HIV infection occurs. People with HIV are considered to be... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...this antibody that is detected in the standard tests to see if someone is HIV positive (see below). During this time, the body begins to produce large numbers of CD8+ cells. These cells produce antiviral chemicals that help shut down or destroy... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...infection in HIV-negative people. AIDS vaccines are nottested by deliberately exposing people to HIV. Before an efficacy trial begins, researchers usually spend two or more yearsstudying communities where trials may take place. They gather many... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes The pancreas no longer makes any insulin You must take insulin every day to survive Usually begins in childhood or adolescence Type 2 Diabetes Your pancreas makes some insulin (but usually not enough), and... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program Read more »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...positve and gets a cold they might not get painful lymphnodes. If anyone could give me any information about the asymptomatic stage that would be great. Read more »

Could I have been at risk?

Posted by BillyC, 4 Replies
...last few months Ive had white tongue, two canker sores (which I have never had before in my life). I am afraid that this is the beginning of late stage HIV infection because the following symptoms i will describe both can occur in people with... Read more »

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 cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6... Read more »