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Hiv Symptoms In Phases

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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How soon after exposure could acute phase begin?

Hello, I had unprotected sex on Thursday night and ejaculation into my anus was involved. My partner said he's HIV negative, but the next day (Friday) I became achy and the day after that (Saturday)my achyness continues and I had some fever type...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jeff,Yep. Two days is way too soon for acute retroviral symptoms related to primary infection with HIV. Symptoms take weeks, not hours or days, to manifest.Certainly unprotected receptive anal sex is the most risky sexual behavior. Testing at... Read more »

Br. Bob Help!!!!

hi. i'm a 31 year old straight Canadian male who just recently had unprotected oral sex with man who said he was "clean" about a week and a half ago. this was a "curious phase" and don't endeavor to do it again. he didn't ejaculate in my mouth and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi "Curious Phase" Canadian Guy,Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. I absolutely agree your guilt and anxiety are Read more »

Acute Phase v. Viral Load Symptoms

I became ill with symptoms on July 20 (fever, aches/pains/night sweats/etc). I was tested on July 29. The results showed a viral load of 500,000 and a CD$ of 394. I am now four weeks into the acute phase but I still have some very debilitating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following HIV primary infection is extremely variable from person to person, not only in the symptoms experienced, but also in the severity and duration of those symptoms. In general, symptoms associated with... Read more »

Second Donation Given-Please Please Reply

Made second donation today. I am following up from my "strange timing of symptoms' post on Feb 14. As you recall I have explored oral with a TS and 2 men all unprotected. Its been 13 months since my first insertive encounter and 5 months since my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief.1.No.2.No.3.No.4.No.5.No.6.See your doctor. I can't diagnose the cause of nonspecific symptoms over the Internet.7.No.My best advice is for you to stop perseverating over your "dire straights" and get tested. You'll have your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to someone with long-term infection. One... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...are being studied. One of these is a therapeutic vaccine called DermaVir. It is applied to the skin. DermaVir has completed a Phase II study. In another study, a combination of HIV vaccines and interleukin-2 (IL-2) increased anti-HIV immune... Read more »
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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...disease. The condition can result from genetic factors, diet, HIV-related drugs and from HIV itself. Study Volunteers In a Phase 3 study, 550 people were given 2mg tesamorelin while 266 were given placebo, by injection once a day. Adherence... Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...Lopinavir/ritonavir in tablet form was approved by the FDA on October 28, 2005. In March 2006, the capsule form of the medicine was phased out in the U.S. in favor of the new tablet. Lopinavir alone quickly breaks down in the body. Ritonavir... Read more »
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Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...recurrent cold sore despite getting at least half a dozen bad ones during the first few 2-3 weeks of my infection(the acute phase). Before this strange infection I would have to take lysine pills when eating meals high in arginine nuts or almond... Read more »

Asymptomatic condition!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Based on Dr Bob's comments, asymptomatic condition can go on for a decade. What does this mean??doed this mean that someone would not be able to get a positive result from the ELISA? Read more »

10 weeks (con't.)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
thank you guys for your time and answers. i think the main reason i'm worried is because it was honestly one of those sexual encounters where the very next morning i was like " I shouldn't have done that. That was stupid." But if you were to develop... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...What is the consensus of this board as to when symptoms of HIV will first begin to appear after infection that are in the post ARS phase, that is once the ARS period has elapsed, 1 to 3 months Read more »