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During The Asymptomatic Stage Of Hiv Infection

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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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Am I at risk of Asymptomatic HIV? (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2011) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2011)

Hello Dr. Frascino,Before I mention my case I'd like to just say by looking through everything youve done and are continuing to do for others like myself (confused and scared beyond belief) and hopefully for me with this response.I am currently...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condoms were used properly and did not fail (break). However, as always, if you feel you put yourself at risk for HIV, you should get an HIV test. What's this... Read more »

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Common in early asymptomatic HIV infection?

Hello Dr.Feinberg, Great job your doing! Cheers to you for helping all of us! Four months ago(first exposure) and 11 weeks ago(last exposure), I had an unprotected sexual relationship with a Co-worker. We were with each other on 6 different...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thanks for your comments-- you're right, inte;lligence is no barrier to HIV infection. Despite your many worries, the fact that two test have been negative is hopeful. Hang in there!... Read more »

what am I? asymptomatic?

my doc thinks i have been infected for 8 to 10 years do to my numbers.vl 704.000 cd4 240.he says im at the stage where they start to see complications.and has sence started me on sustiva and combivir.i got really sick about a year before being...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions. Seems to me that you could have easily have had acute HIV infection when you were thought to have mononucleosis (but we'll never be sure).With a CD4 count of 240, you don't have AIDS (unless your CD4 percentage... Read more »

asymptomatic primary infection

First off, I'd like to say a very big Thank you, to you, Dr Frascino for all the time and energy you devote you strangers like me!Now to the point. A few short questions:1) How common, in your experience, is asymptomatic primary infection?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. There is a wide array of not only symptoms but also symptom severity associated with primary HIV infection. The 70% figure includes folks who had such mild symptoms that they chalked them up to something else. Just to give you an idea of... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »

asymptomatic stage?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey i was just curious: after ARS, theres a 10 year period where hiv + dont get any symptoms right. COULD they get any symptoms between that period? if so wut kind. Read more »

Asymptomatic condition!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Based on Dr Bob's comments, asymptomatic condition can go on for a decade. What does this mean??doed this mean that someone would not be able to get a positive result from the ELISA? Read more »

asymptomatic/other stds

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The word means we got or infected with it without symptoms. It sounds very unreasonable to me. If you carry it and your body cannot resist it then you are infected. The symptoms should appear because you can't fight over it. Does anybody understand... Read more »