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Do Early Signs Of Hiv Appear Before 8 Weeks

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...over 50 have any special concerns around IRIS. So far, it does not appear to affect these populations more often or severely. What Does the Research Show? The research on predicting and diagnosing IRIS is still in its early stage, though more discovery releases new information every few months. Below is some recent study information. Asthma Medicine A type of immune chemical, called a leukotriene , causes different types of...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment of depression.Table III. Cognitive Functional Status Sub-Scale of MOS-HIV Scale of Wu et al.Four questions, past 4 weeks:Difficulty reasoning/problem solving?Forget things (location; appointment)?Trouble with keeping attention for... Read more »

MY LIFE IS IN DANGER!

First of all, I would like to thank you for all the marvellous advice and solutions you have given to scared people like me. When I read what you say to others I just want to kiss you through the web. I am a 17 year old Nigerian boy (young and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, and other test results)?2) Could the few out-of-range test results that I recently had be indicative of the early stages of HIV-related kidney disease, even though all of my other results were normal? If not, are there... Read more »

The FENGSHUI BOOK IS NOT ALWAYS.....(SIGNS FROM HEAVEN 2010-ENHANCED VERSION) (BURD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN... AGAIN, 2010)

Hi Dr Bob,Wrong! (Continue from the title) I consult my FENGSHUI book and selected a date to do my HIV rapid test, which was supposed to be on the Feb 1(any other dates before that is not too good for me), However I got too incredibly anxious after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood test or western bolt or could my indetermined result due to any recent exposure (my friend fall down and was hurt one week ago, I help him and accidentally touch his blood, I think my skin is intact, no cut, I think he told me before he has... Read more »

Unprotected Encounter + Symptoms

Dear Dr Bob,9 weeks ago I had unprotected oral and vaginal sex with a girl (that I haven't known for too long) of unknown status. Stupid I know, but here in Australia, HIV is not as big of an issue as compared to the USA, and I am confident I always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...detectable levels of anti-HIV antibody in the blood within four-six weeks following primary infection. 2.It is true that in the early stages of HIV primary infection HIV viral load often skyrockets. High HIV plasma viral loads are associated with... Read more »
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Women and HIV

...treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)... Read more »
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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...influenza, and has done the same for the 2009 H1N1 virus since the beginning of the outbreak. This information is presented in a weekly report, called FluView . Is the 2009 H1N1 virus contagious? The 2009 H1N1 virus is contagious and is... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...sound ridiculous but honestly it was one of the first signs that I started to worry. Is it possible that OHL can show up in early stages especially if the viral load is high? Last summer, around June/July (almost a year after possible exposure)... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...all, I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did... Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...read that it can vary in growth depending on your CD4 count and can disappear on and off. I have read that it can show up in early stages which is rare? I know this is only information however from what I've gathered but it states that the... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...illnesses ("flu") are often assumed to be the cause of the symptoms, and there are no HIV-1-specific antibodies detectable at this early stage of infection. The diagnosis therefore requires a high degree of clinical suspicion, based on clinical... Read more »