Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014

How Soon Primary Hiv Infection Contagious

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
Ask the Experts

is the virus contagious in any way

my brother has the aids virus and he lives with us and our three kids are we in any danager?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is virtually no risk of transmission to you and your kids.The primary precaution people living with an HIV infected person need to take is avoiding contact with blood; sharing toothbrushes or razors is not advised. If your brother is ill and... Read more »

HIV-2 primary infection & meds

I am in the primary infection stage of HIV-2. My T-cells are at 800 and viral load at 1600. Due to it being type 2, what are your thoughts on starting early treatment?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
HIV-2 is a less aggressive virus than HIV-1 and very few treatment studies have been done. Because of the lower virulence of this virus I would be less inclined to recommend treatment of primary infection, especially with the low viral load. HIV-2... Read more »

Could this be a primary hiv infection ?

Hello,On Jun 29th I got a viral infection that resulted in headache, swollen right lymph gland in neck, fever, and headache and a terrible cough. The infection lasted about a week (July 9th I was back to work). Then on late July I started to feel a...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI can't open your CBC but I while can say that your symptoms do not sound suspicious for acute HIV, I would certainly recommend that you test now to ease your concerns. If you last exposure was over a month ago, an ab test would be... Read more »

Primary HIV infection

I choose my doc before I was infected because he is gay and I felt comfortable with him. I knew he had a large HIV+ clientel, but I went to him for the normal stuff. Then last April I got very sick and had an indeterminate test. In May,it was bad...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are studies that suggest (but do not prove) prompt treatment of primary HIV infection may favorably alter the long-term course of the disease. In most of the studies treatment was initiated within 3 months of infection. Randomized trials... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »

primary hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous
http://www.ama-assn.org/special/hiv/library/readroom/jama97/jgr7001.htm

Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... Read more »