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First Signs Of HIV Infection

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Notes Signs of First-Ever Decline in HIV Infection Rates

On Wednesday in Pretoria, South Africa's health minister said a new sentinel report shows the "first evidence of a decline" in the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Preliminary figures from a 2006 antenatal survey found HIV prevalence among pregnant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Testing and Risk Behaviors Among Youths -- United States

Abstract Background: In 2009, 6.7% of the estimated 1.1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States were youths (defined in this report as persons aged 13-24 years); more than half of youths with... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Current Options for First-Line Treatment of HIV Infection

--> Table of Contents Part I: Strategies for First-Line Therapy Part II: Case Studies ITEM --> Case 1. The Apprehensive Teller Case 2. Advanced AIDS, TB and Treatment Naive Reference Case 1. The Apprehensive Teller ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

first signs of thrush-active Toxo infection

Although the progression of HIV varies from person to person... Is there a general timeframe in which it takes for an individuals CD4 count to drop from 350 (first signs of thrush) to less then 100 ( chance of getting an active toxo infection)... Is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thomas, thanks for your post.In general, the time from first infection to AIDS is about 5-8 years-- you're absolutely correct, however, in that there is considerable person-to-person variability in this. Among the factors that relates to the... Read more »

first signs of HIV

I reamember whatching a story on how AIDS and HIV started and one sing of the viris was sores on the body. well I would like to know more about the sores and if they itch and stay red or dry.Is it a firt sing of having the HIV viris? thank you ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
One of the earliest signs of HIV infection can be a rash, but not "sores" per se (unless you are asking about one of the first signs of AIDS-- advanced HIV disease-- and you mean the purplish lesions of Kaposi's sarcoma, but these... Read more »

hiv/first signs

I have been diagnosed with HIV. My t-cells were around 950 and viral load at around 14500. The only signs I have noticed are swollen lymphnodes, fatigue,and headaches. What should I do for headaches if constant, and what will the doctors do to...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You need to go to your doctor to consider treatment for HIV or for other infection.... Read more »

HIV/First Signs

I just recently found out I have HIV. My T-Cells are above 900 and viral load at approxiamately 14,000. I have swollen lymphnodes on the back of my neck and head, as well as headaches. If the swelling does not go down, what will the doctors most...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Swollen lymph nodes are a common physical finding in individuals with HIV infection. This is typically the result of the HIV replication within the cells of your lymph nodes and your body's response to the infection within the lymph nodes.... Read more »
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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 »

Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »

is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »