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How Soon Do Hiv Symptoms Begin

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How long is it from being born with HIV to when symptoms and AIDS begins?

is it possible for a new born child with hiv not to show symptoms for ten years or more. what is the maximum period for a new born baby with hiv to develop symtoms or to progress to aids...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As treatments have significantly improved over the past few years, the length of time from infection, to when symptoms begin, to when full-blown AIDS begins, have significantly increased (both in children and adults).... Read more »

No Symptoms/Low CD4 Count at Beginning of Tx./Why?

I "was" a healthy 27 year old man, dx last week with HIV..CD4 276 & Viral Load... Read more »

When do symptoms begin? I am a wreck waiting..

I have been with the same person for 12 years. Before that I did have sex using only birth... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Study Examines Best Time for Healthy HIV-Infected People to Begin Antiretrovirals

A major new clinical trial seeks to determine whether HIV-infected asymptomatic individuals have less risk of developing AIDS or other serious illness if they begin taking antiretrovirals sooner rather than later, based on their level of CD4+... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Who Begin Combination Antiretroviral Treatment As Newborns Show Lower HIV Levels at Four Years Old, Study Says

Infants who receive combination antiretroviral treatment before three months of age are two times as likely to have low HIV blood levels at age four, compared with infants who began antiretroviral therapy later, according to a study published in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »
AIDS United

Dr. Myron Cohen: "We Are at the Beginning of the End of This Disease"

Myron Cohen, M.D. The D.C. Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D.C. D-CFAR) hosted a seminar with Dr. Myron Cohen on Wednesday, March 13, on "HIV Transmission and Prevention of Transmission: Working Toward the End of the AIDS Pandemic." Dr.... Read more »
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When to begin treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I know lots of people say to begin treatment before t-cells fall to 200. Mine are 200 and my viral load is 50,000. I guess I have to start. Anyone out there waited without consequence?

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment

Posted by bartleby
Before you commit to starting treatment, you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of it all. Here are 10 questions you should ask yourself before starting HIV treatment. we touch upon preparation, regimens, side effects and expectations.... Read more »

A New Beginning

Posted by daybyday, 4 Replies
One week ago, after a routine yearly physical, I found out I was HIV Positive. No one would ever be able to know looking at me...I'm in my 40s but still hold on to the 32" waist I had in college...I've worked out all my life and although I've... Read more »

When to begin treatment?

Posted by NurseEddie, 4 Replies
I contracted HIV June 2004, diagnosed July 19th, 2004. I am also a newly recovering meth addict fresh out of inpatient treatment. My CD4 count, as of 08/09/05 was 997 with a viral load of 69,000. In May my numbers were 580 and 92,000,... Read more »