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How Long Does It Take For Aids Symptoms To Appear

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How long after infection does thrush typically appear?

Dear Dr.,I'm very confused. All the literature I've found on HIV says that, on average, people infected with HIV don't have symptoms for 5 to 10 years. If this is the case, how long does it take for CD4 cells to diminish to the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
That is correct-- on average, it takes 5-10 years for symptoms to appear. It also takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't... Read more »

if symptoms of aids appear and tests say negative...

How can you really know you don't have aids after eight years of unprotected sex with a person... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

Anti-HIV Therapy Appears to Protect Children's Hearts, NIH Network Study Shows

For children who have had HIV-1 infection since birth, the combination drug therapies now used to treat HIV appear to protect against the heart damage seen before combination therapies were available, according to researchers in a National... Read more »
Project Inform

Heat-Stable Formulation of Norvir Appears Likely

In a late-breaker session at the International AIDS Conference, Abbott announced progress on their long-delayed heat stable form of their booster, Norvir (ritonavir). Now several years after their successful development of a heat stable form of... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stem-Cell Transplant Recipients, Now Off HIV Meds, Still Appear Virus-Free

"Two HIV-positive patients in the United States who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer have stopped antiretroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of the HIV virus, researchers said Wednesday" at the 7th International AIDS... Read more »
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ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

Symptoms Appearance

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Other than ARS, how soon do other hiv symptoms usually appear? For instance weight loss, yeast infection, etc. Read more »

Symptoms Appear After 5 Days??

Posted by SelfRevelations
I've been married & Hiv+ for almost 22 years. My husband has never been tested for Hiv and he has never been sick, shown or developed any symptoms Hiv related. Just yesterday, he tells me that he had unprotected sex w/ a female who claims that... Read more »

When will the swollen nodes appear after HIV infection?

Posted by esia501, 1 Reply
I've totally stopped from doing free sex for about a year. Lately i've had fatigue, diarrhea for three weeks (weight is not decreasing at all), feeling wanna vomit/nausea, joint aching. I wonder when will the lymph nodes swollen when HIV infected in... Read more »