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Can Hiv Be Diagnosed 5 Weeks Of Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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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Newly Infected / Diagnosed - High Liver Numbers

Hi, I ve just been diagnosed positive. Since I tested negative for Eliza a few weeks ago and I went through accute infection just recently, my doctor thinks I must have been infected very recently. We have been trying to get me on a cyclosporine...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are many causes of elevated liver enzymes. My main thought is that in your case the high levels may reflect your recent HIV infection. Many more common viral illnesses can cause liver tests to rise for a period and then decline. So, it may... Read more »

infected in may 02 + diagnosed in august 2002

Dear Dr R Franscino i was diagonosed in august 2002 HIV+ and HepB+ as a result of being drug raped.I have been fine up until now but for the last four weeks i have been waking up every night in sweats i dont think this is psychological.I have normal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Messed Up British Guy XX (22),You pose many questions. Let me try to reply to each:1. Working as an agency nurse does not pose any significant increased risk for your health at this time. Your CD4 counts are quite good. If your counts were below... Read more »

When can the infection be diagnosed

When can the HIV be diagnosed by proper tests after being infected? in other words, if I suspect my infection after a sexual interaction, when can I perform testing, to get acurate results?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The standard antibody test are often positive by 6 weeks after infection and essentially always positive by 3-6 months after infection. A HIV RNA test would be positive within 1-2 weeks after infection but is more expensive and note as widely... Read more »

Recently Infected, Recently Diagnosed

I had symptoms of fatigue and fever between July 6-9 of 2004. I have been recently diagnosed HIV+. I took a standard test July 15, 2004 and my result was (-) negative. After 2 weeks (July 28, 2004) I retested for another standard test and results...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Since it is now December and you acquired HIV infection about 6 months ago the window for treatment of acute HIV infection has passed. Generally, most of the studies that have looked at treatment of primary HIV infection have included individuals... Read more »
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just diagnosed 3 weeks ago

Posted by luckyone, 1 Reply
i was diagnosed 3 weeks ago after a physical for life insurance,which i was turned down for of course,anyway ive gone to a dr and am waiting for my test results cd4,genotype, viral load have been doing a lot of research online and have ordered a... Read more »

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
Hey all
I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel like my life was going to change at all, but now the more I know that... Read more »

Diagnosed last week

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just got told I have HIV. What do I do next?

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newly diagnosed

Posted by amc
I have just been diagnosed with HIV this year and was lucky to have caught it within the first 7 weeks of infection. My doctor put me on medication right away and i became undetectable within 6 weeks. I am here to say, that while i am certainly... Read more »