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Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... Read more »

Duration....

Posted by Anonymous
Can someone tell me whether rashes and lymph nodes due to AVS, caused by HIV disappear after the AVS period? Which is 2 weeks? Or do they stay there for a long period?

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duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
What is the rough duration that symptoms will last after someone is infected with HIV? I think I read somewhere else that they only last around a week. So if someone is getting symptoms which are lasting 2, 3+ weeks is it safe to assume that... Read more »

DURATION OF ARS????

Posted by Anonymous
My question is this...........I had a potentially high-risk exposure 2 weeks ago. I visited Mexico, ate some shady food and drank margeritas. The day after I had diarrhea.....no other symptoms. Then the next day, arond 7 PM, all of a sudden I... Read more »

Severity and duration of ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I recently read somewhere that genereally the severity of ARS symptoms has an impact on the duration i.e. a person experiencing severe symptoms will usually experience them for a longer duration than someone experiencing mild symptoms.

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ARS - duration?

Hello Ryan,My question is regarding the Acute retroviral syndrome. Do the symptoms of ARS (fever,myalgia,rash,fatigue)etc. usually all come on together when ARS happens, or could there be weekly or monthly gaps between each individual symptom. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
According to one source, symptoms related to acute HIV infection can last anywhere from 3 days to 10 weeks, but the usual duration of symptoms is less than 14 days (Schacker T, Collier AC, Hughes J, Shea T, Corey L. Clinical and epidemiologic... Read more »

Window Period !! Maximum Duration ?

Madam,I am 40 year old male. 5 CMIA test till date till the beginning of sixth month after exposure with a high risk prostitute. Have had negative ANA,CRP, HCV, HBV, negative RNA at three and half months,negative western blot in the beginning of 6th...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereWith a negative HIV RNA at 3 and a half months and a negative western blot at 6 months I feel confident that your symptoms are not the result of HIV infection. Consideration of another cause of your symptoms would be warranted and... Read more »

Follow up - HCV HIV Co-infection therapy duration

On Feb 20th you replied to question: (HCV HIV Co-infection therapy duration)Question: With a RVR after starting therapy, 11 days, SVR now 32 weeks into treatment, genotype 2, is it possible to shortent my therapy from the UCLA recommendation of 48...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No, the way this looks to me, the way you have presented it, is that your result is 100,000, which is a low viral load....I would strive for 48 weeks of treatment; if you were having significant side effects, I would take that into consideration as... Read more »

Acute HIV treatment duration

After starting on truvada and sustiva one year ago for acute HIV infection, my viral load remains undetectable and CD4 count is normal. Is it reasonable to remain on this regiman for as long as possible or do you recommend stopping therapy to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Unfortunately, there isn't one answer or consensus to your question.If you're tolerating your medications well and don't have any significant issues with adherence or costs, I'd tend to stay with the program... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Partner Notification Outcomes for HIV-Infected Patients by Duration of Infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006

"The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducts HIV third-party partner notification in the following populations based on standard [CDC] guidelines: (1) persons with acute and non-acute incident HIV infection tested at the municipal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Use and Duration of Concurrent Partnerships Among Men in the U.S.

"Concurrent partnerships accelerate dissemination of STIs [sexually transmitted infections]. Most investigations of the features of concurrent partnerships have focused on higher risk subpopulations," the authors of the current study explained.... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Shorter Duration of TB-Prevention Therapy Including Ethambutol May Be Effective, Study Suggests

Below is the transcript of a press conference held at CROI 2010 on Feb. 18, featuring Soumya Swaminathan, M.D., of the Tuberculosis Research Center in Chennai, India. She discussed the outcome of a trial comparing a six-month course of tuberculosis... Read more »
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Duration of Therapy for Treating HBV

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, the French INSERM UMR-S707 study examined the level of liver fibrosis, over time, among 130 HIV-positive people taking tenofovir for hepatitis B disease (HBV). Fibrosis is the development of... Read more »