Hiv Symptoms Timeline

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What Is HIV?

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Amsterdam Risky Good Times

Hello, Let me start by saying that I met Doctor Bob's life partner a couple years ago and he's probably the sweetest doctor I have ever met, I was so happy with the way he treated me as a doctor that I'm sure I will never forget about him. I wish...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dildo does not pose a risk for HIV transmission.Responding to your specific questions:1. HIV-acquisition risk: nonexistent.2. Timeline schmimeline. "Symptoms" remain notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. ARS... Read more »

strains of hiv and seroconversion

Hi Dr. Bob-I have searched the archives and couldn't find the exact answer I was looking for. First of all let me say that I have become an active reader of your site and it has not only helped me get through a very scary and sad time in my life,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...get a refund on those visits to the shrink's couch?To answer your question, all strains and types of HIV follow the same basic timeline for seroconversion and symptoms. Your fears and worries continue to be completely unwarranted.I'd suggest you... Read more »

How Long?

How long does it usually take for AIDS related symptoms to affect you? What are the most common symptoms? And is there anything specific about the symptoms that should make you consider AIDS, or are they similar to other symptoms of illnesses?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Check out the responses to What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS? and Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS. Those should answer your questions.RMK Read more »

From HIV to AIDS

Hi,I know that it is relative, but based on the experience we've had with HIV in the last 20 years, is it possible to tell the average amount of time from the onset of infection with the virus to developing full-blown AIDS?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...AIDS-related illness is about 10 years.For more information about this topic, please see "Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms of HIV/AIDS" ( Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms for HIV/AIDS

(These times are approximate and may vary greatly from person to person!) NOT Drawn to Scale! (Click the image to enlarge.) Key: AVS = Acute Viral Syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase Chain Reaction test ... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

...or another sexually transmitted disease from a person who is not infected? Does anal sex "make" the HIV virus? What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS? How long do I have to wait until I get tested for HIV? Approximate timeline of testing and... Read more »
The Body

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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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PCR Accuracy timeline

Posted by Goman, 1 Reply
As I am about to get my results, I am curious. I have read Dr. Krull says 4-11 days and the virus shows up in PCR. Is this correct? I know it is not an approved test, but it is for needing to know something prior to the 3 month window. Still... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Timeline

Posted by ScotCharles
... The link above will give you an idea of what happenned in the first few years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Lux Eternum, but Read more »

Aids2hiv do you relly think??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am new here. I have tested negative at 13 weeks. I had MANY signs of hiv. do you really think 13 weeks is conclusive? I have been reading your posts, and you seem to be well educated on this matter. Read more »


Posted by bamboo, 4 Replies
...days only and rash were not appear always. ARS statred on 8th days when i get infected, i believe that it is the very common timeline for ARS. i could not sleep at all, dont wanna eat anything . please help. Read more »
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