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Does The Latent Stage Come Before The Window Stage

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...That said, individuals who have been exposed to HIV recently and experience symptoms consistent with acute HIV infection can request a viral load test from their doctor. This test may help identify HIV infection during the " window period " before HIV antibodies have developed, though an antibody test will ultimately be needed to confirm the viral load test result. Some doctors are treating newly infected people (those in the acute stage of...
Ask the Experts

stages of fibrosis

Can you get end stage liver disease symptoms, such as encephalopathy in stage 2 or 3 fibrosis? Thank You in advance.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No. Encephalopathy only develops in patients who have cirrhosis and then develop decompensated liver disease. Read more »

end stage hiv symptoms

Is it possible to progress to late stage hiv symptom stage within a yr of infection. ie: thrush, parathesia, sinus infections...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Let's be clear here. Neither thrush nor sinusitis are end-stage HIV/AIDS symptoms. They can occur in persons who don't have HIV, persons with recent or late-stage HIV.That said, a small proportion Read more »

Begining Stage or Chronic Stage?

hi dr mcgovern!this is Gokul from India writing a letter to u. hoping that you'll answer me. my doctor had me for a laboratory and took the SEROLOGY Test, results shows HBsAG(serum)[Elisa] result: 3.978. Ref. Range 0.14 OD Reacive.Pls tell What...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...infected this will be an important test to take. If your infection is chronic your anti-HBcore test will be IgG reactive. The stage of disease is determined by a liver biopsy. Read more »

stage 4 fibrosis

Is Stage 4 fibrosis similar to "compensated" cirrhosis?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It depends on the scale you are using, but in most centers that stage fibrosis, it is usually done on a 1 to 4 scale. Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Anal Cancer Treatment Options by Stage

... Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ) Stage I Anal Cancer Stage II Anal Cancer Stage IIIA Anal Cancer Stage IIIB Anal Cancer Stage Read more »
The Body

My Stages of PRIDE

...Breining So this month is Pride Month on and, after thinking about the topic, I realized that I went through many stages of Pride in my 31 years. Image: Wikimedia Commons --> Stage 1. NO PRIDE Like many young, gay... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

... "Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Stages of Anal Cancer

...spread within the anus or to other parts of the body. There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body. The following stages are used for anal cancer: Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ) Stage I Stage II Stage IIIA Stage IIIB ... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...positve and gets a cold they might not get painful lymphnodes. If anyone could give me any information about the asymptomatic stage that would be great. Read more »

end stage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...anyone have infomation on end stage hiv has anyone been at late stage and not had hiv antibody, at clinic they told me at late stage you may not have antibody, ive Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...individuals develop few symptoms of HIV disease. It is almost as if the virus has gone underground. This is not however a state of latent infection: in more than 95% of infected people, the virus is rapidly multiplying. 3) Early HIV disease:... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
has anyone heard of this after 12 weeks Read more »