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...the amount of virus in your blood ( viral load ) You and your doctor will determine the best time to start treatment. How will I know when to start anti-HIV medications? It's time to start treatment if: you have severesymptoms of HIV
infection or are diagnosed with AIDS your CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm 3 (especially below 350 cells/mm 3 ) you are pregnant you have HIV-related kidney disease you are being treated for...
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Hi Dr, just a very simple question because i have been tested at the 4 weeks mark. I read from CDC that average for detection to occur is as early as 4 weeks.Ok, (1) Will elisa test pick up antibodies when someone is going through ARS (Rash...
...many, many, many times before, symptom severity can vary greatly from person to person, from almost imperceptible to severe
. "HIV symptoms
" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Bottom line: no matter what type... Read more »
I have read conflicting information on hiv symptoms. Do most people show the severe flu type symptoms (high fever, cold night sweats) after the initial infection? And how soon do they appear after initial infection? It seems that I have also heard...
...aches, fevers, fatigue etc). The symptoms last for a week or so, then go away by themselves. Some people who acquire HIV may have severe
flu-like symptoms due to Acute Viral Syndrome. In other people with HIV, these symptoms may be very mild. In... Read more »
Recently, I had an encounter with a female commercial sex worker in Thailand.She and I engaged in vaginal intercourse, I did use two US latex condoms and neither appeared tobreak. I was very upset and distraught about the entire experience, it had...
...eliminate the risk, they will significantly reduce the risk when usedconsistantly and correctly.When we're talking about very early symptoms of HIV
infection, this is notconsistant with the symptoms that you are having. For people who do... Read more »
could severe back pains be a symptoms of hiv and if so how long they would last? Because I have had a long lasting back and neck/shouldder pain as well as concentrating problems. What could be the most common symtoms after the first ones (meaning...
Back pain, and neck and shoulder pain are not common symptoms from HIV. If you have had unsafe sex or another risky behavior, go and get tested! Read more »
...still not well understood. It's not clear who will more likely experience IRIS, though it most often occurs in people with severe
ly damaged immune systems shortly after they start taking HIV therapy. More study needs to tease out its risk... Read more »
...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV
disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
...rest of the body. If you have anemia, your body doesn't get enough blood that carries oxygen. Anemia can be mild, moderate, or severe
. It can also be temporary or a longer-lasting problem. With severe
or long-lasting anemia, the lack of oxygen... Read more »
... What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV
? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard Read more »
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...people need a longer time. My question is, you know about people with a neg. elisa at 12 months,but infected? I have a lot of severe
hiv-symptoms, but repeatedly neg. elisa-tests about 12 months. And I have done a pcr-dna-test for hiv1 and2 after... Read more »
are the symptoms of HIV
when you first say contract the virus and how severe
aree they say after 5 years with the virus ? Read more »
...clinical history and symptoms after a 13 week-neg. They all must test at 24 weeks??? And what about my situation?- I have a lot of severe
hiv-symptoms, but tested neg. at 11 months! (elisa and pcr) I have a clear clinical history. Would you say... Read more »
...immune system can be, and often also is, the cause. That's why I'm worried I have hiv. Is it possible to be showing such severesymptoms of hiv
only 2 weeks after the transmission of the virus? I plan on going to get tested, but i want to wait... Read more »