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Duration Of Acute Phase Of 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 Phase v. Viral Load Symptoms

I became ill with symptoms on July 20 (fever, aches/pains/night sweats/etc). I was tested on July 29. The results showed a viral load of 500,000 and a CD$ of 394. I am now four weeks into the acute phase but I still have some very debilitating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following HIV primary infection is extremely variable from person to person, not only in the symptoms experienced, but also in the severity and duration of those symptoms. In general, symptoms associated with... Read more »

Heh Studmuffin! Help me out! Duration of Acute HIV infection.

Hi Dr.Bob!Thank you so much for all you do for all the worried folks out here. You serve as an inspiration for us all.My story-9 weeks ago I had a possible exposure, insertive vaginal sex with a sex worker and the condom slipped off on withdrawal....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A condom slipping off on withdrawal should not place you at significant risk for HIV. An isolated sore throat and possible swollen glands in your neck and one armpit is not suggestive of HIV ARS. So minimal (if any) exposure plus symptoms, which... Read more »

Duration of acute infection

Dr. Dieterich, How long after initial exposure do you consider an infection to continue to be acute? The reason I ask is that you say treatment is successful for acute infection. Should one wait got get antibody testing after 90 days, or get PCR...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
In cases of acute HCV, I usually recommend getting a qualitative PCR at 2,4 and 6 weeks after exposure. If any are positive, then I repeat it to make sure. Only then do we offer therapy. The antibody test should be positive by 90 days and actually,... Read more »

HIV testing during acute HBV phase

i was in the hospital with acute hepatitis b infection. at that time i was tested for HIV with and elisa and viral load (PCR?) This was 3 months after exposure. is there a chance the acute HBV will turn up a false negative? or can i be satisfied...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
No,it will not affect your HIV testing.If you had a negative HIV pcr,you are ok.... Read more »
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Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... 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 »