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Early Stages Of Hiv

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National Association of People With AIDS

Early Stage of HIV Activation Decoded

A Spanish study reported in the journal PNAS explains how early "snipping" of one protein out of a much larger structure of proteins enables resting HIV to become active and infectious. ScienceDaily reports , "According to researchers, this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of HIV Transmission Occur in Early Stages of Infection, Study Says

About half of new HIV cases occur when the person transmitting the virus is in the early stages of infection and unlikely to know if he or she is HIV-positive, according to a study scheduled to be published in the April 1 edition of the Journal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pregnancy for HIV-Positive Women Safer in Early Stages of Virus, Study Says

HIV-positive women who want to become pregnant should be informed that pregnancy is safer during the early clinical stages of the virus, when CD4+ T cell counts are higher, according to a study published recently in Tropical Medicine &... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HSV + HIV in early stages

Does it make sense that, when I used to have frequent HSVII outbreaks, I have not had one for several (>9 months months) after being infected w/HIV (I know appro. when I was infected)? Although I've had other manifestations of HIV (apthous...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
My best guess is that you have been lucky; there is no reason that HIV infection should suppress your HSV infection, in fact HIV infection can exacerbate HSV infections because of the immunodeficiency which results from HIV infection;JLS.... Read more »

HIV tests at early stage

Dear doctor .which tests are the most important one to do to detect HIV at early stage ..and what is the name of the latest generation of viral load test.Thank you doctor for your response....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Depends on what early is. Nothing is 100% reliable within the first 4 weeks of infection. DNA PCR and viral load tests become positive by 4 weeks. Antibody tests within 4-12 weeks.MH... Read more »

Early stages of Aids

Dear Doctor, can you explain to me the difference between HIV positive and actually developing AIDS. What is the outlook for a person whose initial visited to the clinic because of developing opportunisitic infections, within the last two weeks....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIV "positive" means infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Person who are infected with the virus may or may not have significant symptoms or immune deficiency.AIDS refers to an epidemiologically defined syndrome of conditions... Read more »

Weight loss in early stage

Dr.,Does lypodystrophy/atrophy occur from HIV alone (i.e. w/o treatment)?If so, has it been noticed in the acute, asymptomatic or late stages of the disease?Does the weight loss sometimes seen initially after infection come all the way back to...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Some surveys of people with HIV indicate that some untreated invividuals have physical signs of lipoatrophy. These are most likely in lean or older people where the appearance may overlap with the beginnings of lipoatrophy. This could occur at any... 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 »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »