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Early Signs Of An Hiv Positive Person

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AIDS InfoNet

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...
Ask the Experts

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected. If you think you might have been exposed to HIV, you should get tested as soon as possible. Here's why: Even in the early stages of infection, you can take concrete steps to protect your long-term health. Regular check-ups with a doctor... Read more »

STD

hello , i would like to know is STD considered an early stage of AIDS?will STD lead to AIDS?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...inflammatory disease) and HIV. These infections are not the same as HIV, which is the virus that causes AIDS. STD is not "an early stage of AIDS."However, it is important to know that getting tested and treated for STDs can help greatly in... Read more »

Life Insurance medical exam/Similar symptoms to HIV/AIDS

Hello I have 2 questions:1) What happens if an individual has been declined for life insurance due to having the HIV virus or the AIDS virus yet unaware? Does the Life Ins. Co. normally notify the individual (by mail, ph, etc?)and advise...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...him how to get more information with respect to why coverage was denied. I do not know what disease has symptoms closest to HIV but it is probably some immune deficiency disease. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Might Benefit From Early Treatment, Study Presented at CROI Indicates

... HIV-positive people who begin drug regimens soon after infection might have better treatment outcomes than those who delay taking medication, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Health Officials Advise Early Treatment for People With HIV

... A meeting to discuss San Francisco's new HIV treatment policy drew a capacity crowd at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)'s Carr Auditorium on April 13. City health officials Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...new cases of HIV in the United Kingdom each year, and as many as half are estimated to be transmitted by people who are in the early stages of the virus. During the early stages of HIV, there are large amounts of HIV in the blood and, in most... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
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Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...doctor about your risk behavior. There are very sensitive tests that can tell if you've got HIV -- and treatment during this very early stage of infection works best. Before getting tested, think about what your test result will mean. Most... Read more »

hiv question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If hiv is so fragile and can't be caught easiliy only under certain circumstances. what are those certain circumstances? Does the viral Read more »

ARS or not

Posted by Anonymous
...I realize that not everyone gets ARS. However do people who become HIV infected get any other symtoms apart from ARS in the early stages. Or do they get ARS or noting early on?? Read more »

Question

Posted by Anonymous
...I realize that not all who are infected with HIV show symptoms in the early stages, but I was wondering how many people on this board displayed symptoms, what kinds, and at what times after exposure? Thanks! Read more »