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How Fast Can Someone Get Hiv

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Fasting and HIV

I want to go on a 7 day fast. I have HIV and have been positive for only about 2 months. My BMI is about 22%. I have been on fasts before, just not with HIV and don't know what the impact will be on my immune system. ...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
I regret that I can not tell you precisely what the risks may be. Certainly there are some medications that are best absorbed or tolerated with food. You would need to discuss this with your provider. I generally encourage all of my patients to... Read more »


in september 2012 my HIV viral load was above 750000 now with treatment in february 2013 it is... Read more »

how fast can hiv show itself

How quickly can the symptoms of hiv show up? I have recently been with someone orally (about 1 1/2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira Gets U.S. FDA Approval on Fast HIV Test

On Thursday, Canada-based MedMira Inc. announced its Reveal rapid HIV-1 antibody test had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Previous versions of the test received FDA approval in 2003 and 2004; the latest version of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northwestern University Team Develops Fast HIV Test for Infants in Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, it can take up to three months for mothers to know if they have passed HIV to their babies, as the tests have to be sent off to a lab. Meanwhile, infected infants are not receiving treatment. To address this problem,... Read more »

HIV News & Views: AIDS Is a Bitch; Not So Fast, Danish HIV Cure; a Treatment Journey; and More

HIV News & Views, May 9, 2013 - May 9, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Maria T. Mejia: AIDS Is a Bitch "I am a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fast Facts: HIV/AIDS in Canada

Every 3 hours , a person is infected with HIV in Canada. 1 Half of the 71,300 Canadians living with HIV are men who have sex with men. 2 Almost 1 in 4 people living with HIV in Canada are women. 2 Aboriginal people... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »

fasting before testing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi.. In March I had unprotected oral sex with a woman (I dont know her HIV status), and the next morning I discovered an open sore under my tounge... and about 6 weeks later I had swollen lymph glands, fever and pharingitis. I have tested for HIV (I... Read more »

All unusual symptoms- Fast progression? Help

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
can hiv cause elevated liver enzyme sgpt at 174 in early infection ( 6-9 months post exposure)? ultrasound with normal liver, spleen and gallbladder. sgpt in november was at 39.4.

Had also elevated platelet 4 months 555,000 post exkposure then t... Read more »

Self Destructing Fast

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I have been HIV positive for 7 years. I was in a relationship with a man who turned out to be negative at the time I found out. This was in 2000. This man is very emotionally and physically abusive. I have tried many times to leave but have never... Read more »