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The Center for AIDS

Primary HIV Infection

What Is Primary HIV Infection? How Do I Know if I Have Primary HIV Infection? What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Primary HIV Infection? Does Everyone Have These Symptoms? How Severe Will the Symptoms Be? If I Think I'm Experiencing Primary... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Primary HIV Infection

Primary HIV infection (PHI) refers to the period of time immediately after initial infection, which is characterized by a prolific phase in viral replication (sometimes up to one million copies of virus) and an acute drop in the CD4 count. However,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Missed Opportunities for Diagnosing Primary HIV Infection

The researchers undertook the current study to determine the extent to which primary HIV infection (PHI) presents to health care providers and the degree to which it is undiagnosed. Using the criteria of an evolving antibody response, a negative... Read more »
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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 »

White Blood Cells during primary HIV infection

I am confused about this whole white blood cell thing. There are doctors who believe that during acute retroviral syndrome/primary HIV infections that white blood cell and lymphs are low, and others say that they would be high, which is true??...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I don't believe there is enough published to say definitively what happens to white cells during the acute retroviral syndroma/primary HIV infection. In general, in viral infections, the white blood cell count typically does go down; this is... Read more »

Primary Hiv Infection

I had symptoms of food poising the other day. Gas, Fever, vomiting, stomach ache. It lasted about 16 hours and then disapperaed. Could this be PHI? Or, do the symptoms last longer?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Sounds like bad sushi to me and not HIV infection.MH... Read more »
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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 »

primary hiv infection

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

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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 »

symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »