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Hiv Infection Onset

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Low CD4s From the Onset of HIV Infection

Before I tested positive for HIV in June 1994, I was receiving HIV antibodytests every 4 to 6 months (because I realized I was in a high-risk group). Mylast negative test was in December 1993. However, when I tested positive inJune, I had a CD4...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...is already low. You may have a more aggressive strain of the HIV virus. You may have otherhealth problems that can make your HIV infection more severe. Because thisdisease can vary greatly from person to person, in some people the... Read more »

When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get... Read more »

hepatitis c antibody formation

if hypothetically you contracted hiv and hepatitis c at the same time... i have read that acute... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Churches Said Burning Condoms

...statement to ministry department heads, that the impact of AIDS on the economy remained unclear due to the long period between HIV infection and the onset of AIDS. Back to other CDC news for December 7, 2001 Previous Updates  |  ... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Video Game Teaches Kenyan Teens HIV Prevention

...infected with HIV. "Pamoja Mtaani" -- Swahili for "Together in the Hood" -- hones in "on five key behaviours that can reduce HIV infections among youth: delaying the onset of sexual activity, abstinence, avoiding multiple sex partners, correct... Read more »
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Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of things, than sometimes the general population does. But if those things WERE to be caused by HIV, it would be later into HIV infection right? Not 2-3 weeks after exposure????? I thought those kind of "things" start happening when your immune... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of HIV cases at its clinics. San Francisco established the same testing program in 2003, and has identified 10 percent more HIV infections. By our conservative calculations, if New York City submitted the approximately 38,000 HIV tests it... Read more »

What have I done....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...just because I did two transatlantic flights in a weekend and was run down but then I started to think it could be the onset of HIV infection. I have had a test and am now waiting for the results. I am really worried because I have a lovely... Read more »

Looks like window period may be reduced to 6 weeks

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV, not the virus itself. Although these tests are very sensitive, there is a "window period. " This is the period between the onset of infection with HIV and the appearance of detectable antibodies to the virus. In the case of the most... Read more »