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Does The Latent Stage Come Before The Window Stage

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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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Neurologic recovery after treatment for latent Syphilis

My partner is about to be treated for latent secondary stage syphilis. He is 54, his HIV levels are zero/t-cells are 800-1,000. Within the last 18 months he has been experiencing more frequent moments of forgetfulness -short, middle and long term,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting. Sorry for the late reply.Your question poses a number of interesting aspects. First, cognitive impairment (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) is disturbingly common among people living with HIV. There are multiple... Read more »

late latent syphilis

I was recently tested for syphilis after being exposed to a partner who tested positive for syphilis, but in the latent stage. My blood tests were evaluated and the doctor diagnosed me as having"late latent syphilis".I asked for my test...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:In the early or late stages of syphilis, RPR blood-screening tests can produce false-negative results. This is usually because your body does not always produce antibodies in response to syphilis. There have also been documented cases of... Read more »

Technically possible to naturally clear Hep. C. during the chronic stage?

Dr. McGovern,Some research I have done provides instances where people have naturally cleared hepatitis C up to two years after being infected. To my understanding these instances are rare but have occurred. Is it technically possible for someone...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You are absolutely right - Patients with acute HCV infection can clear HCV on their own - about 25% of the time.Most of the patients who clear infection naturally - without treatment- do so within the first few months of infection.There are some... 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 Non Reactive,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The HBs antigen is positive. This only tells me that you have chronic infection. It does not tell me whether it is active or inactive. You will need further testing such as HBV DNA, liver function tests, HBeAg, HBeAb...A newly acquired infection... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... 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 had so many problems and after high risk tested but neg but no reason why all... Read more »