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Can Acute Retrovirus Infection Cause Liver Inflammation

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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? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Can I please describe "everything (I) know" about the rash caused by ARS? Yes, I can, but no I will not. It would take pages and pages and I do not feel it is a valid use of my time nor would it be particularly fascinating or useful... 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. You are absolutely correct in... Read more »

inflammated liver test

Hi-I recently went to the doctor to get a routine checkup and blood work and the results came back fine except for the fact that I had some liver inflammation. So doctor asked me if id ever had hepatitis. I never have. Now I had another blood test...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you have already been tested for hepatitis viruses, the other common problem is steatohepatitis - when fat in the liver becomes inflammed. If you continue to have abnormal liver function tests you will want full evaluation for unusual liver... Read more »

acute HIV/HepC co-infection dynamics

Dear Doctor McGovern:Thanks to both you and Dr. Dieterich for finding time to help us. I hope you will share your thoughts on this topic.We know that simultaneous acquisition of HIV and Hep C might cause delayed seroconversion, though with testing...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is not much information on your excellent question. However, a couple of things should be said to address the most pressing issue which is followup testing for rapid diagnosis.In the data on acute hepatitis, almost all patients have abnormal... Read more »
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SYMPTOMS of Acute Primary Infection!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

Can somebody pls fill me in on this.


I may have caught the HIV Virus. It's EXACTLY 7 weeks after the exposure. There are recurring bad/sore throat, swell-like inflammed area under the tongue. I even had an ulcer on the palate of my mouth... Read more »

Acute Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know how long do the acute infection symptoms last ? - I had most of them at begining of week 5 and they have already lasted 4 weeks. Some say 2 days to 2 weeks, others say several weeks. I do not know who or what to believe.

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extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection

Posted by lafcadio, 1 Reply
I came down with text book Acute HIV Infection three weeks ago after having unsafe sex. My lymph nodes got swollen and achy, I got these little shivers running through my body, I feel like I have bleach in my veins. I'm tired and sweat constantly. I... Read more »