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Hep Serial Syndrome

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AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...Therefore, laboratory tests are used to confirm that you have meningitis. Also, people with HIV who start antiretroviral treatment and are infected with cryptococcus may develop these symptoms as part of the immune reconstitution syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 .) The tests use blood or spinal fluid. Health care providers get spinal fluid by doing a spinal tap. A needle is inserted into the middle of your back just above your hips. The needle...
Ask the Experts

Normal Period after infection and before syndrome

1)How long will it take for HIV to show syndrome a) for healthy person b) for weak person?2)Can any medication be taken before HIV infection leads to AIDS?3)Will Elisa test be positive just after HIV infection or it is positive only after the...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge preferable to establish seropositivity. It takes an immune reaction to infection before tests will show positive. If by "syndrome" you mean AIDS, then tests can show a positive earlier than AIDS is diagnosed. treatment guidelines Read more »

This only happen in India

Controversy of Window period is cause of worry for me & production of antibodies & my little knowledge about ARS & HIV infection from internet fuel up the worry & guidance of indian doctor adds up. i have unprotected sex with sex worker on 15th Aug...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. However, with negative ELISA tests at 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.5 months plus undetectable HIV plasma viral loads via PCR at 4 and 8 months, one thing is certain: You are... Read more »

steven Johnson syndrome

Hi there I am starting back on a treatment (after a four-year break) that includes nevirapine.I had previously started on this medication as part of a combo back in 1999, with no ill question relates to the potential of developing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...assuming the drugs were not stopped due to side effects. It would be highly unusual to have a problem with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome with nevirapine when using nevirapine if you did well with it years before. KH Read more »


What is Immune reconstitution syndrome?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Immune reconstitution syndrome refers to a range of conditions that are seen during the period after potent antietroviral therapy is started. During that time Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...increase to the full dose. If the rash is uncomfortable, you should stop taking the drug. A rare side effect is Stevens-Johnson syndrome. This is a serious skin rash that can be fatal. Some health care providers used the drug prednisone to treat... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...regarding HIV-positive women and menstruation, many HIV-positive women report menstrual irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...starting a new medication. In rare cases, a rash is a symptom of a severe, life-threatening skin reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Call your health care provider immediately if you experience a bad rash or a rash together with any of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

... What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Read more »
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Window Period Blues

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...once at 3 months, not once at 4 weeks, then again at 6, then 9, then 12. This kind of frequent testing is typical of worry-well syndrome, and although being negative at 6 weeks is a very good indication of your status, you can only be sure, no... Read more »

So many symptoms, still negative

Posted by Anonymous
... Welcome to our site. I am glad you found us. Members here have symptoms of a unknown viral syndrome that medical science has been unable to diagnose. We have listed many resources... Read more »

Sjogren's Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would having sjogren's syndrome resulting from hiv infection delay hiv window period. Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...Doctor, If antibody's only develop fairly late (ie. beyond 3 months after exposure) does it generally also mean that Acute Viral Syndrome (AVS) was probably delayed as well (ie. beyond 2 months from exposure)?? In other the time... Read more »