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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i am also worried because this my second marriage my first husband passed away...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all... Read more »

Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she was scratching me with her fingernail, the scratch was in my arm about 1 cm. I am worried that there was a fluid that include HIV under her nail.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Tom.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). HIV is not transmitted via nail scratching. See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

re-"question about "occult HIV infection"&"inactive hiv carrier"

hello Dr: first i am thankful for your reply about my question(http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q212040.html). but now i am still so worry about HIV,so i want to hear your professional advice. My only exposure...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
not fall into the category of the highly exposed uninfected. Any way, if you were so lucky as to be "resistant" to HIV infection this would help, not hurt, your fiance. Best,Joe... Read more »

NEONATE OF HIV INFECTED MOTHER HIV UNINFECTED???

Negative.In my test report the note is as under as recommendation.Note:" NEONATES BORN OF HIV INFECTED MOTHERS CAN HAVE HIV INFECTION OR CAN BE UN INFECTED DESPITE PRESENCE OF MATERIAL ANTIBODIES TO HIV IN THEIR BLOOD . SUCH BABIES SHOULD...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
all infants from women who are infected become HIV infected. That number goes down dramatically if women receive treatment for HIV infection during pregnancy.... Read more »
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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 »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Chances of HIV infection

Posted by BrianJW, 1 Reply
I was obviously not very responsible in a recent sexual encounter and need advise on my chances of HIV infection. It was a routine encounter in a bar that ended in unprotected oral and vaginal sex (no anal). She seemed to be in a low risk group... Read more »