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Can Acute Retrovirus Infection Cause Liver Inflammation

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection?
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Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed to... Read more »

please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

Dr. Bob,Hello good man. Gay male, neg, awaiting hopefully another 45 days for a 90 day woohoo after getting the mild assurance of a 25 day woo hoo after "low risk" one night unproteceted oral and topping non insertive anal frottage with another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV cannot pass through intact latex. No way, no how. 2. Your "symptoms," as mentioned above, are not consistent with HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) or HIV disease. 3. Your six-week negative HIV oral rapid test is extremely encouraging,... Read more »

ALT a poor indicator of active liver inflammation?

Dr McGovern,I have a question about the correlation of ALT and the degree of liver inflammation. I read that such correlation is quite weak. An ALT level of say 300 IU versus 100 IU might actually reflect the same level of inflammation activity in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Excellent question.1. ALT is a good indicator IN GENERAL of liver inflammation. Many studies do show a correlation. HOWEVER...having a normal ALT does not assure a patient that they do not have liver inflammation. Read more »

acute retroviral infection: low or high fever?

Please tell me whether a high fever of 101.6 can be a symptom of acute retroviral infection. I thought only a low grade fever could be a symptom of ARI. Thank you.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. With EVERY symptom associated with both Acute Viral Syndrome and full-blown AIDS, the severity of symptoms can vary dramatically from person to person. Therefore, people Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...the liver from working properly. Symptoms of Liver Damage Symptoms of liver damage or liver disease include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...G viruses, or HAV, HBV, and so on. Over 90% of cases of hepatitis are caused by hepatitis A, B, or C. Viral hepatitis can be acute or chronic. Acute means the first few weeks to months after you get hepatitis. You may feel sick for a couple of... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...to do iv drugs, and although he claims he never shared needles, there is a good chance that is a lie. I have read up on what acute symptoms are like, and the only ones i have of those are diarrhea (lasting about 20 days) and swollen glands.... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »