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How Does Hiv Infection Start

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Do symptoms of HIV infection start as soon as 48 hours later?

Hello,I had protected anal sex and after found out the condom was no longer there. Paranoid, I began to worry about HIV. Found out his ex was positive but he was not. About 40 hours later I developed a sore throat. The sore throat then turned into a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) generally become manifest two to three weeks after HIV primary infection. Your sore throat 40 hours after your condom-failure episode would not be caused by HIV transmission.... Read more »

hiv/hcv co-infection, do I start hiv/hcv treatment?

Hi, My brother just gave me the news he is hiv+ and has hep c. he's had hiv for 8 years and... Read more »

When should HIV infected patient start taking medicine?

Good afternoon doctor, a close relative of mine was recently diagnosted as HIV positive. She... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Earlier Versus Later Start of Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Adults With Tuberculosis

TB continues to be an important cause of mortality among HIV patients. However, robust data are lacking with respect to the time of initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) in relation to the start of TB therapy, noted the authors of the current... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Starting Antiretroviral Therapy Improves HIV-Infected Africans' Nutrition

Researchers from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Massachusetts General Hospital have found in a study focused on sub-Saharan Africa that starting HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces food insecurity and... Read more »
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Universal Precautions

Infection control is an important and ongoing concern in Head Start programs. Children's health is promoted by limiting the potential spread of infection among children and staff. The infection control procedures necessary when HIV-infected children... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Sex Ed for Older Adults? State Starts Program in Light of Rising HIV Cases

Responding to a slight increase in state HIV infection rates among adults over age 55, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reaching out to sexually active older adults with a new sex education program, officials said recently. HIV cases... Read more »
Connect With Others

Starting meds soon, can he start now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed as having Crohn's... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

HIV son's dad starting to make the the turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Anger will only destroy the person that is angry. The dust is starting to settle now that its been a few weeks and Im calming down and appreciative of the grace of a few folks here whi have HIV and are gay but maintained grace under fire which I... Read more »

Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »