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First 6 Weeks Of Hiv Symptoms

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...to starting therapy, the higher the risk. People who start on protease inhibitor regimens boosted with Norvir (some evidence). What Are the Symptoms? Symptoms of IRIS can be dangerous. They usually appear within 2-6 weeks of starting HIV therapy. For some, the symptoms may improve and resolve on their own. For others, the symptoms may persist or get worse and become life-threatening. In any of these cases, these symptoms should be...
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ARS SYMPTOMS OR ADVANCED HIV SYMPTOMS?

Ill went in Bahrain last April 31, 2009 to May 1, 2009 (one night only) Meet two Chinese prostitutes in the bar. Invite them to our room. 1st Chinese Prostitutes 1.Blowjob with condom, inserted the finger with her dry vagina. What is the risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sounds like you had a very busy night in Bahrain!Responding to your specific questions:First Chinese Prostitute:1.Nonexistent assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break and that the skin on your fingering finger was also... Read more »

Non-Specific Symptoms

Is Hiv infection the only disease that has non-specific symptoms?When I told the Infectious Disease Specialist I was eperiencing Night Sweats and Trouble Concentrating he told me my symptoms where not specific.What then are the specific symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV testing and risk should be sent to me at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Good luck.Dr. BobARS SymptomsNov 26, 2008 Dear Doc Bob, My sincerest congratulations on your recent marriage. May your union be blessed & filled with... Read more »

6 doctors, 6 HIV tests, 2 NAATs, What's going on?

Feb 24th I had unprotected vaginal sex with two females. 2-3 weeks later I broke out with a very large blister on my left tricep as well as a sore on my penis head. I had one of the females tested for HIV which turned out negative. I was tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What's going on??? Well, I suppose I could be asking you exactly the same question! "Unprotected sex with two females" followed by "symptoms" and HIV/STD tests and then, two months later, "unprotected vaginal sex again"?????? I ask you, sir,... Read more »

HIV Symptoms and presence of HIV Antibodies

Hello Doc:6 weeks ago I had protected oral sex with a sex worker. 2 days later I developed a itchy rash on on my leg followed by flue like symptoms 17 days later. I bought a HIV home test at 21 days and it was negative. the symptoms continued so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Symptoms associated with seroconversion and the production of detectable levels of detectable anti-HIV antibodies generally occur around the same time. Regarding your situation:1.Protected sex is protected, assuming the latex condom was used... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...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 Sheet 124 ) are infected during acute infection, and after 14... Read more »
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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Most new drugs have been tested by comparing them to zidovudine. "Early treatment" with zidovudine was tested in people with no symptoms of HIV disease. The study showed no benefit to taking zidovudine. But zidovudine is used as part of... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...Sheet 125 ) or the strength of your immune system (a CD4 count, see Fact Sheet 124 ). How Do I Get Tested? In September 2006, the US Centers for Disease Control recommended routine HIV screening of people in healthcare settings. This should... Read more »
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U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...using a genetic test, HLA-B*5701 before starting abacavir (see Fact Sheet 416 ). When to Start Treatment Patients with symptoms of HIV disease or with less than 350 CD4 cells should all be treated. Treatment is recommended for patients... Read more »
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questions about symptoms

Posted by lion355, 2 Replies
...Everywhere I read it says an early symptom of HIV is swollen lymph nodes. Is it only an early symptom of HIV or is it also a symptom of someone who's had HIV for some time, possibly Read more »

Extremely Worried

Posted by wonder2345, 2 Replies
...my cbc was normal but notice that I was fighting a viral infection. The rash was almost all gone by the next day. Well at 6 weeks post exposure I went and had an Oraquick Advance finger prick test and it was neg. I also went at 8 wks.-neg. I... Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
...happiness of those around me in jeopardy. how selfish and foolish can one get? have anyone heard of people who is negative at 6-8 weeks, then positive after that? how common are such cases? thanks......im very tired of all these...... Read more »

Please help clarify! Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...couldn't be HIV + just that the HIV wouldn't be the culprit. For Reference - From WEBMD Many people have a flulike illness 3 to 6 weeks after they are first exposed to HIV, but symptoms can occur just a few days after exposure. This first stage... Read more »