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Early Primary Hiv Symptoms

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Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results 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 therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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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 »

Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in the... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repeating for months! Also, I have experienced discomfort in my armpit area- just away from armpit, closer to bicep. Are these signs of HIV? 3. Is an HIV test routine during early pregnancy? Please help! After my possible exposure, I had about... Read more »

should i start treament?

i tested negetive to hiv in july 06 with the viral load of 214,000 and cd 4 of 380, my latest results of september 06, i have viral load of 18,000 and cd count of 270
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...because there is no definitive data to provide the answer. In general guidelines suggest people with less than 200 T-cells or symptoms of HIV immunodeficiency should start. Those without symptoms and T-cells between 200 and 350 should consider... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...or suicide Difficulty making decisions or concentrating Changes in sleep patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Some of the early signs of depression can be similar to those of HIV, making depression harder to diagnose. Depression can also be... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...and in some cases, very serious for HIV-positive people. However, on-going medical care allows for the effective prevention or early diagnosis and treatment of these infections. In addition, most of the more serious fungal infections are more... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...family, or close friends about any symptoms you may be experiencing that involve your thinking, behavior, or coordination. Seeking early medical help to find out what is causing the problem and starting treatment, if needed, is very important. ... Read more »
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hiv oral manifestations?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...other oral manifestations aside from oral candida and mouth ulcers be OI's? or would they to be something that would "sprout" early after seroconversion? 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 »

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The investigators studied five couples in whom HIV transmission occurred soon after one partner contracted the virus -- and as early as one week before the partner developed the flu-like symptoms that characterize early HIV infection. "The main... Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99. 10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick Read more »