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research on testing

Hi,Can you tell me if there is any current research taking place to develop a rapid HIV test that looks for virus instead of antibodies? I work and live in Botswana where we are learning that a lot of infections take place during the first few...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for your questions. You are correct when you say that during acute HIV infection that the HIV antibody test can be negative. In someone who contracts HIV, the antibody test usually turns positive four to six Read more »

hiv status

i had unprotected sex now i have doubt in my mind about hiv.its been 7 days now if i get tested can... Read more »

Should I get tested ?

Hi,I was working as a callgirl-escort for 3 weeks..I know the risk in such circumstances is very... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in HIV Infection

...National Conference for Women and HIV (May 4-7, Pasadena, CA) there were two presentations on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in HIV infection. Ann Duerr (of the CDC) presented a "state-of-the-art" lecture on gynecologic infections at 8:30 on... Read more »
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Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
...is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD? Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same symptoms as acute HIV infection such as fever, swollen glands, fatigue etc... Maybe for all those people who are experiencing worried... Read more »

systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...I posted a while ago about some weird symtoms i was having wondering if it could be a sign of acute hiv infection. I went to the doctor and was told i had a systemic yeast infection. I haven't taken antibiotics lately, and don't know why i Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...will prevent the virus. I'm very anxious, can't sleep and can't eat thinking on this 24h/day. I don't have HIV symptoms like fever (80% of hiv infected have fever in the first days/weeks), neither ganglions or skin rash. I know this doesn't... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...after the incident i started to have chills , fever(100 F) runny nose & sneezing which lasted for 3 days. After 3 days the fever continues and now i have a sore throat as well which also makes me think of possible infection. My question is ,... Read more »