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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount
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Oportunistic infections during hiv acute infection

...I've read that CD4 count drops during hiv acute infection. Does this mean that during acute infection an individual is more prone to develop opportunistic infections? If they occur,
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
...It would be extremely unusual for someone with acute HIV infection to develop an OI. CD4 counts do not usually decrease to a point that puts one at risk for OIs. Athlete's foot is a common fungal Read more »

Infectiousness of Hepatitis-B/HIV during acute infection

Dear DoctorI read somewhere that Hepatitis-B is extremely infectious (100 times more than HIV) mainly because the viral load is much higher.During acute HIV infection the viral load of HIV can be 1000 times higher (I believe) than later on. Does...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B can be rarely transmitted in households, but probably from wounds or razors that involve blood. HIV would have to transmitted in the same way, blood to blood exchange. The likelihood of HIV surviving on a bar of soap is vanishingly Read more »

Transmission of HIV during acute infection

I read somewhere that Hepatitis B is extremely infectious approx. 100 times more than HIV mainly because the viral load is higher.Does that imply that during acute HIV infection (with a viral load maybe 1000 times higher than later on), HIV may be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...believed that an HIV infected person is more infectious when their viral load is higher. Viral load is highest during primary infection/acute retroviral syndrome and at end-stage disease/AIDS. I'm not aware of any information that specifically... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection?

I was diagnosed with having Acute HIV infection in December. Which I understand means that HIV had very recently entered my system. My labs were very wacky. Started off with a ViralLoad of 300K plus and CD4 count of 1290. Within week or so my...
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
...Your CD4 decline is very consistent with acute HIV infection. All the decline though is within the normal range of CD4 counts (500-1500). It is likely once your immune system reaches equilibrium Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

... Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Targeted Testing for Acute HIV Infection in North Carolina

...sexual preference, sex with an HIV-positive person, county HIV incidence, and race) combined identified 92 percent of recent infections when testing 50 percent of the population. In validation among persons with acute infection, this combination... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

... The following feasibility study describes a pilot surveillance and screening program to detect acute HIV infection (AHI). Diagnoses of AHI can enable recently infected persons to adopt behaviors that reduce transmission, facilitate partner Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

...screening programs. The 70 AHI cases identified by NYC DOHMH represent a fraction of the 4,762 (72 per 100,000 population) new infections previously estimated to occur annually in New York City, 7 highlighting the need to improve awareness and... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
...had unprotected sex with someone, and a few days later he fell ill with the same symptoms. Does anyone here that has tested HIV+ have a story similar to this? I'm going to get tested soon to find out for sure, but I wanted to come to the... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...1. Acute HIV-1 Infection Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker Introduction Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic Read more »

Acute HIV Infection

Posted by lafcadio, 1 Reply
...I came down with text book Acute HIV Infection three weeks ago after having unsafe sex. My lymph nodes got swollen and achy, I got these little shivers running through my body, Read more »