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Can A Primary Doctor Suspect Hiv From Blood Exam Other Than Hiv

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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 the immune system long before an infected...
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HIV Specialist or Primary Care Doctor or Both?

My current primary care doctor is an HIV specialist in a busy medical center. Our appointments generally run about 15-20 minutes every 6 months at which we go over my labs and then talk about any other problems. My issue is that due to my doctors...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You've asked a very important question- one without a single answer and one that has been the topic of many discussions. Here's a <a... Read more »

White Blood Cells during primary HIV infection

I am confused about this whole white blood cell thing. There are doctors who believe that during acute retroviral syndrome/primary HIV infections that white blood cell and lymphs are low, and others say that they would be high, which is true??...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I don't believe there is enough published to say definitively what happens to white cells during the acute retroviral syndroma/primary HIV infection. In general, in viral infections, the white blood cell count typically does go down; this is... Read more »

Diagnosed with Lyme Disease First, then HIV suspected

Hi Doctor;I entered the ER 2 weeks ago for fever and watery diarrhea -typical stomach flu, which came quickly and left quickly, but it was bad. My doctor was alarmed, I was admitted because of an unusually low White Blood Cell count normally (3200...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Without seeing exactly what tests were ordered and the results, it's difficult for me to comment. The big question here is have you put yourself at risk for HIV? If so, testing is warranted, whether or not you have symptoms or laboratory... Read more »

Chronic throat infection suspecting HIV?? Living in fear

Dear doctor,I am from India.I got married recently on june 29 2012. After my marriage my body started behaving differently. 2 weeks post my marriage i had symptoms like .too much sweating in forehead,muscular pain, evening time mild fever,pain in...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I'm not a doctor and not qualified to answer medical questions. Go get tested again to know for sure.... Read more »
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Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
I made a very stuip mistake and had, unprotected receiving, anal sex in early Steptember 2010. A few weeks later my body started going crazy. I kept getting diarrhea or having loose stool. I went to pcp and tested for everything (STD) and was... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »

Primary doctor says to test at 6 months??? Please Read. Looking for insight...

Posted by treeoflife1, 3 Replies
So i had 15 seconds of unprotected sex with a possible sex worker. I was tested at 7 weeks Oraquick and received a negative result. The clinic lady seemed to have preset answers to any question I had and had no real interest in my well being. She... Read more »

I Suspect My Sister Has AIDS

Posted by kid_brother, 2 Replies

I believe my sister has AIDS and she has not been forthcoming about it. I don't know how to approach her about it or if I should. She has had a promiscuous past as a bi-sexual, has had several friends die of AIDS in the past, has had past sexual... Read more »