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Exposure Time Of Hiv To Development Of Aids

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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV...
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Time frame from exposure to AIDS

My Husband was diagnosed with AIDS a year ago last August. His T-Cell count was 37 and he had a lesion on the brain. In your opinion, how long ago would you guess it was that he contracted the HIV virus. We do not have a clue as to where he...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
On average, it takes ten years to go from the time of initial infection to the development of illness or severe immune impairment (like T-cell count of 37). This is only an average. Some people require longer, and others require less time.... Read more »

Can you develop KS in a year after exposure to HIV

I was last tested for HIV a little over a year ago. My results were negative and it had been well over the window period (5 years after possible exposure). Recently i started developing small nodular marks on my legs and thighs. Some of them would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your worries are completely unwarranted. Your negative HIV test five years after your last possible exposure is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. The skin problems you describe sound absolutely nothing like... Read more »

Please doc, 8th time posting.....real exposure, not a lapdance or sitting on a toilet!

Please respond Doc - I know you get thousands of emails a day but most of them you answer seem to be from people who think they got HIV through a lapdance or by sitting on a toilet with acne on their ass!Here's my story - I received unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Youve diagnosed yourself as having HIV and lymphoma? Exactly what medical school did you graduate form? I seem to have missed that in your question.Have I "seen this before?" Oh yes, every day. I would attribute the majority of your... Read more »

time before symptoms develop

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, It sounds like I may have a classic case of acute HIV infection. About 65 hours after a risky heterosexual encounter with a woman whom I've since learned is promiscuous, I developed a slight sore throat, followed by a fever,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. I have had a lot of people come to me concerned about Acute Viral Syndrome, and exactly when it occurs. Can it happen in the first hour after an exposure? The first day? The first week? The first month? The... Read more »
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Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
Hello
I've been very concerned lately because 6-8 months ago (could have been as early as 4 months ago) I noticed a small white spot on the side of my tongue. Initially I didn't think anything of it and thought it was something that I ate or a change... Read more »

1 time exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the chances that a person can contract hiv from a 1 time expose? (Vaginal sex)

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is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a victim of rape and I know that he didn't use protection and that is all I know about him. I am so scared that I am going to have hiv. I had a test done at four weeks after which was negative and now my DR reccomends one at 7 weeks then... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »