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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 feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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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 »

Phase 2 HIV Infection

Hi Dr BobHope you are keeping well. My question is regarding phase 2 of the infection. I see that the only way you can really tell - besides a test is that you have constant pains in your glads/lymph nodes?Here is my situation - I had a unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The only way to determine if you have acquired HIV is to have an HIV-specific test. If you have followed the guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing and tested negative out to six months or longer from the date of exposure, you are definitively... Read more »

Argos AGS-004 Phase 2a trial in patients with HIV

Howdy Robert: I am Robert also. I just wanted to let you know that today March 29th at 11:28 AM EST I began a protocal program that you have on your bucket list. To make a short version you most likely are aware it is the ARGOS study with Dendrionic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Robby,Well I don't know if dendritic cell therapy is exactly on my bucket list, but I'm certainly a strong proponent of immune-based therapies as a critical piece for the cure of HIV/AIDS. Please feel free to send periodic... Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than a week. Most people with primary infection have more than a rash but the symptoms during... Read more »
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prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the 51 documented cases of occupational transmission of HIV from... Read more »

my hiv symptom question more elaborated

Posted by rob422, 1 Reply
so i read on a lot of websites that symptoms of HIV include flu-like symptoms, nail changes, rashes, headaches, pneumonia, disorientation, dry cough, night sweats, etc, etc.

but i'm slowly learning that these are the acute symptoms... right?
which... Read more »

symptoms of HIV and ARS question one more time

Posted by rob422, 2 Replies
okay i can't find this question in the index.
i'm very new to this whole HIV scare. and i'm also finding out that everything i've read about HIV from other websites is misleading.

i don't really care about the possibility of my infection status or... Read more »