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Hiv Presenting Symptoms

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Can Diarrhea/Weight Loss/Abdom.Pain be Presenting Symptoms?

In the last few months I have been experiencing nausea, fatigue, occasional diarrhea (about once every 2 weeks), weight loss (15 lbs in 5 months), abdominal pain, muscle pains, and a strange sensation in my throat. I have been to numerous doctors...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Yes these symptoms could be presenting symptoms of HIV/AIDS BUT these symptoms are NONSPECIFIC, meaning that they could relate to lots of other problems. By this time you should have some indication from your tests if there is an immunological... Read more »

every single symptom present, positive for sure

Dear Dr. Bob,I had an unprotected oral sex experience with a man (giving not receiving) at the end... Read more »

Late presenter - prognosis?

Hey Dr Keith,Thanks for answering my previous question re rash & fever from sustiva + Septrin.... Read more »
Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.

Sangamo Presents New Clinical Data at CROI 2012 Demonstrating Persistent Positive Effects of ZFN Therapeutic for "Functional Cure" of HIV/AIDS

Richmond, Calif. -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced that new data from its program to develop a 'functional cure' for HIV/AIDS were described in two presentations at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Quest for an Effective HIV Vaccine Presents New Possibilities, Challenges

A vaccine that prevents HIV infection remains an important goal in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates may not work in this way, say scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part... Read more »

HealthHIV Presents Original Research at AIDS 2012

HealthHIV researchers presented three original abstracts to AIDS 2012 delegates: The State of HIV in Primary Care: A Fractured Landscape focuses on the increasing importance of primary care providers delivering care to patients living with HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IAS Announces Winners of Awards Recognizing HIV Researchers to Be Presented During AIDS 2012

"The International AIDS Society (IAS) [on Wednesday] announced nine winners of four prestigious scientific awards to be presented during the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to be held in Washington, D.C., 22-27 July," an IAS press... Read more »
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HIV to AIDS Presentation=Help please...

Posted by Anonymous
How does HIV in a previously asyptomatic perosn present itself when it starts to become AIDS? What symptoms and physical changes occur? I know that thrush is a big one, but what else?

Please help...this is for a very dear friend who had a bruise... Read more »

How does AIDS present?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When one transitions from HIV to actual AIDS,how does AIDS present itself initially? Does someone who is HIV+ go to AIDS with symptoms or this there is a middlestage?

Please help...

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Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies

I have just been diagnosed in the last week.

I had been feeling fairly rough the last few years, but I put it down to being severly overworked and having a few issues in my personal life.

When I got my first set of meds, I was astonished. It turns... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have just recently been diagnosed with the following labs:
CD4 count - 8
Viral load - 780,000
Potentially, I was infected over 10 years ago, but have been relatively symptom free.
I was just wondering what percentage of others found themselves in this... Read more »