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Hiv Infection Time

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KS and time frame of HIV infection?

I was wondering if you had any idea of the time frame between initial HIV infection and the appearance of Karposis Sarcoma? Is this a later symptom of the disease or does it occur early on?Thank you very much and I appreciate the assistance you are...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Kaposi's sarcoma can occur at ANY time during the course of HIV infection. There is NO magic CD4 count number, above which one is safe from KS. This is quite different than say PCP pneumonia (which typically occurs when CD4 < 200) or CMV... Read more »

I'm dying of acute HIV infection - please answer - 3rd time writing

I've had mild fever 99F for 40 days now with night sweats, burning eyes, strange sensations in... Read more »

First time exposure to HIV. Am I infected?

Dr. Frascino, Here is my dilemma. I have been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend for... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Time Between Initial HIV Infection and AIDS is Not Symptom-Free

If left untreated, HIV infection inevitably degrades the immune system, leading to the development of life-threatening infections -- AIDS -- about 10 years later. The time between initial HIV infection and the development of AIDS is commonly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rate of New HIV Infections Among Blacks in South Carolina Six Times Higher Than Among Other Races, Health Department Estimates Find

The rate of new HIV infections among blacks in South Carolina was six times higher than among all other races combined in 2006, according to new estimates released Friday by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control , the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Study Examines Best Time for Healthy HIV-Infected People to Begin Antiretrovirals

A major new clinical trial seeks to determine whether HIV-infected asymptomatic individuals have less risk of developing AIDS or other serious illness if they begin taking antiretrovirals sooner rather than later, based on their level of CD4+... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Mortality Higher Among HIV-Infected Black Patients; Women, Blacks Spend Less Time on HAART

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
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Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »

Possible HIV Infection - 21M from Australia.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Dear Friends,

Your experiences, feedback or advice would be warmly welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read below.

I'm a 21Yr old male from Sydney, Australia. Recently I engaded in unsafe sex with an anonymous female. She is 26. I contacted her... Read more »