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Exposure To Onset Time Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP might be used in similar ways as a vaccine. Fact Sheet 159 has more information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle stick," when a health care worker accidentally gets jabbed with a needle containing HIV-infected...
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Newly infected: Time between exposure and seroconversion illness?

Dr Bob, I've been reading your advice for a long time because my partner is positive. I read a lot of the discussions about sero-discordant couples, but none of that is relevant anymore. I just found out I have HIV.On month ago in Mar 07, I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can vary somewhat from person to person. As you can see from your own case, it is often difficult to pinpoint exactly when the exposure took place. Consequently, it's also difficult to document with certainty the time to onset of ARS symptoms.... Read more »

ARS Two Days After Exposure?

I started HAART during acute infection in July 07. I have been undetectable since Aug of 07, and take my pills religiously. My labs from Dec. 08 showed that I was still undetectable (below 50 copies,) and had no other STDs. The test performed, the...
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
Seems unlikely to be ARS, but he should be tested. Read more »

time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Dr. Holodniy:I had downloaded some info from CDC for a class I'm teaching. It led to a question I don't know the answer to and can't seem to locate. It stated that "Because of the long period between exposure to the virus and onset of symptoms,...
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
...I take it from your question, you are talking about symptoms of AIDS in HIV infection. During acute infection (acute retroviral syndrome, ARS) symptoms develop in about 2-3 weeks and usually subside after Read more »

Time period from exposure to ARS and general health

Hello Ryan,I'm wondering if there is any known correlation between the onset of ARS and someone's general health. For example, would it be reasonable to assume that someone with better general health and a very good immune system (eg. a healthy...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...aware of that addresses your question. There is research that suggests a correlation between the severity/duration of primary HIV infection symptoms and the progression to AIDS.RMK Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...rate of PTSD following exposure to a particular trauma ranges from 12% to 70%, with the higher rates occurring in populations exposed to traumas that involve interpersonal violence (e.g., rape, sexual abuse, torture). Women have higher rates of... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...no firm data exist, some recommend avoiding close contact for two weeks with those who have taken FluMist to avoid possible exposure to the live virus. In general, healthy people between 5 and 49 years of age can use FluMist. A flu vaccine... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...much more likely than people in New York City to develop histoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus. A person in Africa is exposed to different pathogens than is an individual in an American city. Children may be exposed to different infectious... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Internet Strategies for Alerting Partners About HIV, STI Exposure

...Times on Tuesday examined the use of various Web-based tools that allow people to alert their sexual partners about possible exposure to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. According to the Times , research indicates that men who... Read more »
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Question to all the veterans in this forum

Posted by Nelson44, 3 Replies
...Hi, It is me again... From your experience being in this forum and otherwise how many people have infected with the HIV virus from one single exposure due to a condom failure? and if how long the ARS symptoms supposed to last? Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »

coinfections hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...acsess to a computer often. can you find out if 6 months test is accurate or is it 6month from time of exposure or6 month after onset of symptoms Read more »