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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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dear lord help me hpv lesions (HPV and HIV, 2009)

Hi i am 23 yrs old and about 6 months ago was diagnosed with genital warts. I also have some lesions on my tonsils and lips i have tested negative via elisa at 3 months and then tested about twice a month out to 23.5 weeks via oraquick advanced...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"dear lord help me hpv lesions." Sure, I'll help, but calling me "dear lord" is a bit creepy. How about just sticking with Dr. Bob, OK?It appears from your post that you're freaking out, because you fear that... Read more »

When (at what CD4 count) can KS Lesions develop?

Just trying to clear up some confusion as it seems that there is different information on this matter everywhere I look. When can KS Lesions generally begin to develop after infection with HIV? I've heard that KS is an opportunistic...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a good question regarding the timing of KS. Certain opportunistic infections such as pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) and CMV retinitis don't occur until the CD4 count falls. In the case of PCP, most patients have CD4 < 200; in the... Read more »

black marks or lesions on skin

I amn on Combivir and Stochrin. I have developed marks after itching and then a blister/bump/pimple would appear and then later as it heals it leaves black marks. Is that caused by the HAART? My cd count was 36cells/mm now it is 260 cells/mm after...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The skin lesons that you describe would rarely be associated with the HIV regimen you are on. Neurodermatis or dermographia are conditions that can result in exaggerated responses to scratching. If your platelet count and bleeding times (also... Read more »

PEP - ARS symptoms genital lesions?

Dear Dr Frascino,First of all thank you for the site and the wonderful work that you do here. It is an amazing resource.I have been unable to find a similar case in the archives and would be very grateful for your comments on my situation. I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi P,1.Extremely unlikely.2.Symptoms related to ARS are extremely variable from case to case.3.No.4.Sorry, without being able to examine the "unusual lesions," I really can't offer a differential diagnosis. However, I can advise it is... Read more »
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Karposis lesion?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a purplish spot about one inch in diameter on my inner right thigh. It itched at first, but not now. When I press it down, it does not white out like a bruise, but it does white out a little. It doesn't look like a bruise, bug bite, or... Read more »

Oral Lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
3 months after possible exposure i have a small hard bump on the roof of my mouth. Is this common with HIV symptoms?

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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »