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Can Duration Of Exposure Affect Infection Rate

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Does Repeated Exposure Affect Testing?

Hello,If, say, your partner unwittingly contracts HIV and continues to have sex with you will tests still show up positive 3 months out from first exposure even though you have been exposed again to the same person more recently?Thanks a lot. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello T,Most folks who become infected with HIV will develop detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks following exposure and primary infection. We recommend waiting until the three-month mark (from time of... Read more »

Duration of acute infection

Dr. Dieterich, How long after initial exposure do you consider an infection to continue to be acute? The reason I ask is that you say treatment is successful for acute infection. Should one wait got get antibody testing after 90 days, or get PCR...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
In cases of acute HCV, I usually recommend getting a qualitative PCR at 2,4 and 6 weeks after exposure. If any are positive, then I repeat it to make sure. Only then do we offer therapy. The antibody test should be positive by 90 days and actually,... Read more »

Heh Studmuffin! Help me out! Duration of Acute HIV infection.

Hi Dr.Bob!Thank you so much for all you do for all the worried folks out here. You serve as an inspiration for us all.My story-9 weeks ago I had a possible exposure, insertive vaginal sex with a sex worker and the condom slipped off on withdrawal....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A condom slipping off on withdrawal should not place you at significant risk for HIV. An isolated sore throat and possible swollen glands in your neck and one armpit is not suggestive of HIV ARS. So minimal (if any) exposure plus symptoms, which... Read more »

sed rate and exposure

Dr. Franscino I ahve been told by my GP and by other doctors from the body that a high sed rate would an infection or inflamation in the body so and that since HIV is an infection an HIV+ person would USUALLY(I know everyone is different) have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Yes, I agree with my colleagues: Your risk was low. The sed rate test is non-specific and should not be used to diagnose possible HIV infection. If you are concerned, get tested. I think that will be the only thing that will set your mind at rest no... Read more »
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duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
What is the rough duration that symptoms will last after someone is infected with HIV? I think I read somewhere else that they only last around a week. So if someone is getting symptoms which are lasting 2, 3+ weeks is it safe to assume that... Read more »

Duration of Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi,

My understanding is that if ARS presents itself, it is usually a constellation of symptoms, begins 2-4 weeks after infection and lasts 1-2 weeks.

Given that I began experiencing myalgia (alone - no other symptoms) at the beginning of week 7 after... Read more »

Condom breakage and duration

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone. I am sorta freaking out about a recent sexual experience I had. I had intercourse with a woman that might have been infected. It only lasted for 5 seconds, then I pulled out as I was not very secure in the situation. I looked down... Read more »

rapid heart rate.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hope someone can answer this for me.
I had an exposure (unprotected insertive vaginal with positive woman) 4 months ago. tested one week ago. I have lymphnodes in my neck that are larger than normal and a rapid heart rate. Could recent HIV... Read more »