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Hiv Test Results Duration

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HIV Monitoring Test Basics

Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll have to visit a health care provider and get two additional tests: a CD4 count and a viral load test. This resource breaks down what it means to monitor these two important numbers. You'll want to have them checked a few times a year when you visit the doctor for monitoring. If you want, take some time to...
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TEST Duration??

On the day of HIV detection CD4 173 , VL-188000. After 2 months of medication CD4-289 , VL-591 Q1. Is it a good response or an average response?Q2. What is the target of CD4 and VL looking at the above results? ( keeping in mind the response...
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
1. Fabulous response after two months.2. It is very likely on your next visit that your viral load will be undetectable and your CD4 count in the 300-350 range.3. Usually people will be seen after 3 months and then every 3 months thereafter.... Read more »

Heh Studmuffin! Help me out! Duration of Acute HIV infection.

Hi Dr.Bob!Thank you so much for all you do for all the worried folks out here. You serve as an inspiration for us all.My story-9 weeks ago I had a possible exposure, insertive vaginal sex with a sex worker and the condom slipped off on withdrawal....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A condom slipping off on withdrawal should not place you at significant risk for HIV. An isolated sore throat and possible swollen glands in your neck and one armpit is not suggestive of HIV ARS. So minimal (if any) exposure plus symptoms, which... Read more »

Follow up - HCV HIV Co-infection therapy duration

On Feb 20th you replied to question: (HCV HIV Co-infection therapy duration)Question: With a RVR after starting therapy, 11 days, SVR now 32 weeks into treatment, genotype 2, is it possible to shortent my therapy from the UCLA recommendation of 48...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No, the way this looks to me, the way you have presented it, is that your result is 100,000, which is a low viral load....I would strive for 48 weeks of treatment; if you were having significant side effects, I would take that into consideration as... Read more »

hiv test after pepMy AntiHiv (ab & p24 ag) result is Negative after 18 days. My question is can i trust the result? I asked two doctors and they said you dont need any other tests and the result is accurate and you're clean! Please tell me what do you

I have unprotected sex with a csw at 4 Feb 2014 and I used PEP 28 days included Lamzidivir and Zidovudine, Kaletra at 43hours after exposure. 18 March 2014 is about 2weeks after finish PEP I have taken HIV combo Ab/Ag test is Negative. after...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If combo test is negative at 6 and 8 weeks after your exposure, you are not infected. DW... Read more »
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Condom breakage and duration

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone. I am sorta freaking out about a recent sexual experience I had. I had intercourse with a woman that might have been infected. It only lasted for 5 seconds, then I pulled out as I was not very secure in the situation. I looked down... Read more »

My test result

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi I would like to share my test result and see what you guys think.

I had a possible exposure to HIV (unprotected sex with someone of unknown status). at 1 week post-exposure I had a fever, fatigue, nausea which lasted for one day. It was a very... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Can someone tell me whether rashes and lymph nodes due to AVS, caused by HIV disappear after the AVS period? Which is 2 weeks? Or do they stay there for a long period?

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duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
What is the rough duration that symptoms will last after someone is infected with HIV? I think I read somewhere else that they only last around a week. So if someone is getting symptoms which are lasting 2, 3+ weeks is it safe to assume that... Read more »