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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
Hi. Thank you for your question. There is actually no simple answer to thisquestion. CD4 counts can be highly variable. This is why we look not onlyat absolute CD4 counts, but also trends in these counts over time. We alsolook at CD4... Read more »

Risks and benefits of starting meds at the onset of infection - START study

Hi, Ive been HIV + for five years; my viral load is undetectable and my CD4 count is 1230. I... Read more »

time to onset of acute HIV symtpoms?

Is it possible to start getting swollen lymph nodes after having unprotected sex only 24 hours... Read more »
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HIV-Infected Patients More at Risk for Early Onset and Late Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease, Study Suggests

Individuals living with HIV may be more likely to have an urgent need for cardiac intervention than those without HIV, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012 . The results suggest, however, that inadequate screening may bear at least... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental HIV Vaccines Likely Will Offer Limited Immunity, Might Delay Onset of AIDS, Commentary Says

Many of the most promising experimental HIV vaccines in development will offer only limited immunity against the virus but might delay the onset of AIDS, Anthony Fauci, director of NIH 's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stavudine, Other Antiretrovirals Tied to New Onset Diabetes in HIV

A new report has found that exposure to stavudine -- and, to a lesser degree, zidovudine and didanosine -- is linked to an increased risk of new onset diabetes in HIV-positive patients. Researchers examined data on 33,389 HIV patients enrolled in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers, Advocates Meet in Sydney to Discuss State of Microbicide, HIV Prevention Research

"Three decades after the full onset of the global HIV tragedy, science appears to finally be developing preventative measures, including microbicides that would thwart infections in the first place, according to individuals at" the biennial... Read more »
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connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »

Onset of ARS symptoms?

Posted by knox1969, 1 Reply
Had a high risk encounter - about five minutes of unprotected receptive anal, no ejaculation (dumb move, I know) - about 48 days ago. A few days ago, about 43 days after the encounter, I noticed swollen glands in my neck. And today noticed them in... Read more »

Earliest onset of symptoms?

Posted by GuyInSJ, 2 Replies
Less than 48 hours after performing oral sex (without ejaculation) on an HIV+ guy, I have developed a fever and swollen lymph nodes. I'm still in the 72-hour window for PEP but my understanding is that PEP is generally not recommended in this... Read more »

HSV-2 alone? Or HIV and HSV-2 Co-infection?

Posted by Afra1d, 1 Reply
I'll try to make this as brief as possible but I'm scared and desperate and basically going insane... :(

Jan 24th - Unprotected sex with a woman I know small amount of oral but a lot of fingering.
Jan 25th - Took two mollies and drank alcohol along... Read more »