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Hiv Infection Stages

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Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

Late Stage HIV infection with OIs?

Hi there,I'm a 25 year old woman living in the UK.I am honestly at my wit's end and... Read more »

9 million viral load initial infection stage - what does it really mean?

I have a 9 million viral load at initial infection stage - what does it really mean? My CD4 was... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of HIV Transmission Occur in Early Stages of Infection, Study Says

About half of new HIV cases occur when the person transmitting the virus is in the early stages of infection and unlikely to know if he or she is HIV-positive, according to a study scheduled to be published in the April 1 edition of the Journal of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.S. Residents Test Positive For HIV at Late Stage, Few High School Students Being Tested, CDC Reports Find

Many people who test positive for HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their infection when treatment might be less effective, according to a report published Thursday in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters Health reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

VaxGen AIDS Vaccine Fails to Protect Participants From HIV Infection in Thai Clinical Trial

Brisbane, Calif.-based biotechnology company VaxGen on Wednesday announced that late-stage clinical trials of its AIDS vaccine AIDSVAX have failed because they had "no noticeable effect on infection rates" among participants, the San Francisco... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »

end stage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
anyone have infomation on end stage hiv has anyone been at late stage and not had hiv antibody, at clinic they told me at late stage you may not have antibody, ive had so many problems and after high risk tested but neg but no reason why all... Read more »

my brother's late stage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
In march my brother collapsed. He turned out to have late stage aids infection, with encephapathy and dementia. He is 43 and a homophobe. He is home alone now refusing the available communities help. He is doing better, but I am having trouble... Read more »