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How Fast Can Hiv Symptoms Occur

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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...may not have any symptoms. Glucose Tests Since there are not always obvious symptoms of diabetes, it's important to have regular lab tests to check if your glucose levels are high. The most common glucose tests are: Fasting glucose test: Measures the glucose in a blood sample taken when you have not had anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least eight hours Random glucose test: Measures the glucose in a blood sample taken...
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How quickly do meds take effect?

I'm curious about the time it takes for meds to take effect...mostly trying to figure out what stage of infection i was in when i tested positive. When I tested positive, I was suffering from all the usual HIV symptoms, had huge viral load and 202...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.The medications take effect immediatley. HIV makes copies of itself at a very fast rate. That dynamic process occurs in the bloodstream in CD4 cells that are turning over very quickly and in the tissues where Read more »

Symptoms...What REALLY is causing them!?

Hi Dr. Bob! Yet again, I am emailing you with a question of mine. I'm not sure if this has been answered but if it has, I understand if it isn't answered a second time! :)As I wrote to you only a few days ago, my car was touched by a naked man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...made it seem as though his intent wasn't too hurt me - but he was maybe drunk or on drugs or just out of it. I drove away as fast as I could and as I did so, he grabbed my mirror. About 5 - 10 minutes later (no less than 5, no more than 10), I... Read more »

Hi from Bonny Scotland

Hey Dr Bob, Was hoping to get your advice on a wee situation that is bothering me. I have had severe eczema all my life, the past few years my hands have been the worse affected. After trying all sorts of lotions and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Sammy,The reason to get HIV testing is HIV-exposure risk. If indeed you've had "no risks," then you have no reason to worry about HIV or to get HIV tested.I agree the long course of steroids was the most likely trigger for your shingles.... Read more »


Dr. Bob, I read that about 1% of all aids cases do not involve an hiv virus that can be found. Could that be the cause of a number of us who from every indication other than a test believe we might be hiv positive. I have tested negative past two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2005 Youve ignored this before and im asking again because i know its not in the archives. Simple question! Can someone have symptoms of HIV infection and then develop ICL? or is ICL independent of HIV like symptoms? Response from Dr. Frascino... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...broken down by the liver. If your cells produce too much lactic acid, yourliver may have a hard time breaking down the lactate fast enough. Higher than normal levels of lactate can build up -- this is calledhyperlactatemia. When levels get very... 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


...I Have Osteoporosis? Unfortunately, there may be no signs of osteoporosis until you break a bone. The only way to tell how fast your bones are losing mineral content is through tests. A DEXA scan, or Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, is the most... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Isentress be more confident about this simpler dosing schedule. -- Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist The first in its class, and fast becoming the fair-haired darling of new HIV drugs, Isentress has been accorded preferred status for both... Read more »
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Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
...kept getting diarrhea or having loose stool. I went to pcp and tested for everything (STD) and was negative for everything. Fast forward to November 19th. I had to go to the emergency room with severe stomach pain and cramps. Turns out my... Read more »

ars creeps or ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Just wondering if hiv symptoms would creep up on you slowly or if they would just hit you hard and fast? Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When lymph nodes are swollen from HIV, does it typically last longer awhile? i.e more than a day or two of soreness, I am not sure if mine were even swollen. Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
...I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual Read more »