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How Long Do The Glands Stay Swollen During The Acute Stage Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two months. If both tests are positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune...
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Not your usual "symptoms question" (NATURAL HISTORY OF HIV, 2009)

I will proudly donate for a simple answer. I'm studying more about HIV since my friend got recently diagnosed. I'm confused about one topic...symptoms.Am I understanding this correctly.. First someone would get ARS (Which is 2-4 weeks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weeks and this is followed by a long period during which people generally feel quite well. Some symptoms, including generalized swollen lymph nodes, may be present during this period. Also common medical conditions, such as vaginal yeast... Read more »

Bi Polar, Low testosterone acute HIV stage

Dear Dr HorwarthI have mixed affective bipolar disorder and am in the early stages of acute HIV infection. I havent had a manic period for some time, stabilised by lamotrogine but had a major depression early this year. My testoserone levels are...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...replacement treatment should not have an effect on your likelihood of having a manic episode. Testosterone replacement in men with HIV and depression has been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of depression (fatigue, low energy,... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy. I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

Question #1: Severity of AVSQuestion #2: Oral thrush and swollen lymph nodes

Hi Rick. Have any studies explored the relationship between the severity of AVS and time to seroconversion? I would think a more severe acute illness may trigger antibody production more quickly. How about severity of AVS and time to symptomatic...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...cause.If a persons lymph nodes are larger than usual, especially if they are tenderto the touch, or if they remain enlarged for longer than 1 to 2 weeks, pleasesee your doctor. Your doctor can tell you if your lymph nodes are abnormallylarge or... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...only indication that you are infected with HIV is that you will test positive on standard (antibody) HIV tests and you may have swollen lymph glands. This means that you look and feel healthy but can infect other people through unprotected sex... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...cells decline within a few years and experiencing symptoms in the first few years after infection. And some lucky few, called long-term non-progressors, may continue to have normal CD4+ cell counts and no symptoms for much longer than the... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...these cases, these symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...said, lived in the United States. In 1997, over 22 million people were estimated to have the virus. Medical improvements have prolonged survival and renewed hope for HIV-positive people with access to costly drug therapies. Sadly, the vast... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you already have generalized lymphopathy ever since ars when... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected, as we both got ill---very very profoundly). 2) Asymptomatic Stage - CD4 Lymphocyte count above 500 - This is the longest stage of HIV disease, lasting an average of 10 years, although in a few people it can be as short as 1 year or as... Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Read more »

antibodies and seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Does anyone know long it takes for antibodies to be detected after seroconversion ? Read more »