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Hiv Infection Period

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Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection?

Hello, On 6/15, I had a high risk exposure with a HIV positive female. I also take Truvada daily for my heptatis B infection daily, and I was wondering if by taking truvada, does it change the 3 months window period?I recently tested negative on 9/1...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concrete data on this topic. From what I've been able to uncover, taking daily Truvada should not significantly alter the window period. If you and/or your doctor have ongoing concerns, you could consider getting a PCR test, which does not relay... Read more »

Re: Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection

Hey Doc, I looked into the PCR testing you recommended and it is too expensive for me...I am a... Read more »

period between HIV infection & Symptoms

I would like to know how long it takes for a person infected with HIV takes to really get down with... 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

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...symptoms may not appear for 10 years or more after HIV first enters the body in adults, or within 2 years in children born with HIV infection. This period of asymptomatic infection varies greatly in each person. Some people may begin to have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNC Researchers Awarded $3.5 Million Federal Grant to Study Acute HIV in Africa

...million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study patients in sub-Saharan Africa with acute HIV infection -- a period immediately following infection through 12 weeks, "when the virus replicates rapidly and the... Read more »
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Asymptomatic condition!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Based on Dr Bob's comments, asymptomatic condition can go on for a decade. What does this mean??doed this mean that someone would not be able to get a positive result from the ELISA? Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to repeat the test... I am super nervous. If I got the second test reacitve again, will that mean I may be in the early acute HIV infection period? Please, your answers/comments are truly appreciated. Read more »

HIV RNA?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...there. From an article posted on The Body: Shortly after getting infected with HIV, many patients have an acute (or "primary") HIV infection, a period of flu-like illness with symptoms like fever and malaise that could be caused by influenza or... Read more »

A RYAN KULL Quote

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...having unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex, or you are not sharing injection needles, then you shouldn't be worrying about HIV infection. Period....." Read more »