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Hiv Clinical Manifestation

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Clinical manifestation

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I have read that during accute infection the viral load skyrockets and T-Cells plummet only to recover almost to normal levels.What are the possible clinical manifestations of these events? I assume the most obvious one is ARS...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is certainly possible to develop "mild" problems associated with immune dysfunction, such as thrush, and even possible to develop what, in advanced HIV disease, would be a routine AIDS-defining illness, such as PCP or Candida... Read more »

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hiv oral manifestations?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
with the oral "issues" seen on hivdent would the other oral manifestations aside from oral candida and mouth ulcers be OI's? or would they to be something that would "sprout" early after seroconversion? Read more »

oral manifestations

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Can a dentist diagnose Hiv from tonsils and throat problems? Read more »

Oral manifestations

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible for a person to get oral manifestations like canker sores under the tongue 8 months after infection. My risk was unprotected vaginal sex. Took test at 5 weeks. negative result. Thank you. Read more »

To clinical trial or not to clinical trial?

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Hello! I hope you're all having a nice weekend. Thanks for helping me get over my mental hurdle last week. You made me realize that just because I've progressed to an AIDS diagnosis doesn't mean I'm on death's doorstep. I really thought being... Read more »