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Difference Between Acute And Hiv Infection

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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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acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Before I say anything about your question, please remember that any symptoms that you experience that cause you concern should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to... Read more »

Acute HIV infection or Disease progression?

Dr. Holodniy,My last negative HIV test was May of 1999. In November and December I had extremely risky sex. In the end of November 1999 I had flu-like symptoms. All through December 1999 and January 2000 I experienced extreme fatigue, swollen...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If your dates are correct, it sounds like acute retroviral syndrome. The difference in the two viral load tests would not be considered significantly different and within the variability of the assay. Those viral load levels are consistent with... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection?

I was diagnosed with having Acute HIV infection in December. Which I understand means that HIV had very recently entered my system. My labs were very wacky. Started off with a ViralLoad of 300K plus and CD4 count of 1290. Within week or so my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your CD4 decline is very consistent with acute HIV infection. All the decline though is within the normal range of CD4 counts (500-1500). It is likely once your immune system reaches equilibrium with the virus that it will settle out some place... Read more »

Transmission of HIV during acute infection

I read somewhere that Hepatitis B is extremely infectious approx. 100 times more than HIV mainly because the viral load is higher.Does that imply that during acute HIV infection (with a viral load maybe 1000 times higher than later on), HIV may be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is believed that an HIV infected person is more infectious when their viral load is higher. Viral load is highest during primary infection/acute retroviral syndrome and at end-stage disease/AIDS. I'm not aware of any information that... Read more »
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Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

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 »