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end stage hiv symptoms

Is it possible to progress to late stage hiv symptom stage within a yr of infection. ie: thrush, parathesia, sinus infections...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Let's be clear here. Neither thrush nor sinusitis are end-stage HIV/AIDS symptoms. They can occur in persons who don't have HIV, persons with recent or late-stage HIV.That said, a small proportion of persons infected... Read more »

progression of hiv in a chronic hep b patient

Hello doctor,I would like to ask: Does HIV progresses faster in an already chronic hep B patient? Is the signs and symptoms of HIV always present since his/her immune system is already fighting an infection? What will happen if it is left untreated?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no clear data that HIV will progress faster in someone who has chronic HBV infection. However, this type of patient may do better overall with treatment that addresses both infections. That treatment could include three drugs for HIV with... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV?

Hello, Say a person does not now that he or she is HIV postive, but it has been 5 years since that time of sexual activity and no other activity has been engaged since then. IF that person became HIV infected, would that person definitly show some...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible to progress to AIDS-related symptoms 5 years after infection. The amount of time it takes for someone to progress from HIV infection to AIDS varies from person to person. The average amount of time is approximately ten years. ... Read more »

Ethnicity and metabolism effect on HIV progression?

I am 40 years old, African-American male,HIV+ Cd 375 and Vl 32,000 diagnoised two months ago, most likely contracted disease two years ago. This seems as though the virus has developed quickly? My concern is the progression of the HIV in African...
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
...one's response to HIV treatment. There have been a few retrospective studies looking at whether ethnicity affects HIV disease progression. the data are inconclusive. Some studies have determined there is no difference. One recent study claims... Read more »
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Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...life-threatening. Though most cases of IRIS resolve after a few weeks, the symptoms may be mistaken by you or your doctor as HIV disease progression or another condition. IRIS is a paradoxical situation because, as your immune system responds to... Read more »
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Depression and HIV

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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

What Is PML? How Can PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain.... Read more »
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crazy ass desease

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
I do not know what i have suspect some kind of hiv have had many symptoms and progressively getting worse as have many of the girls i have had sex with (i am not a cheater my wife is bi and likes to bring home friends once in a while) i believe i... Read more »

Another day another symptom!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can this get much worse, just as i think it can't it does. today i woke up and i have swollen glands, i think or those lymph nodes, just in my throat, it feels horrible, and you think i don't have HIV. I'm to scared to check anywhere else because... Read more »

Symptoms 4-5 Months later

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...guys have been a great help with my stressing reading all of your posts. My question is that what are the chances of starting Hiv symptoms(not ars) 4-5 months after one single exposure(only chance of exposurein my life)? Most places I have read... Read more »

need some answers please

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...week i started feeling ill. seems to be getting worse this week. bad headaches, diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness. could this be hiv symptoms. could i be a fast progresser? Read more »