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Initial Signs Of Hiv Infection

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Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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KS development upon initial HIV infection?

I am worried that I was infected with HIV about 4 months ago and am waiting to get tested within the next month (for a more definitive result). I'm concerned about a few reddish brown lesions -- a bit smaller than a pencil eraser that have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You need to get tested to put your mind to rest. Knowledge is power. You may need to get one of your lesions biopsied to find out what's really going on. You ask a very specific question-- Can KS appear upon initial HIV infection? It's... Read more »

Is my initial CD4 count artificially low because of severe acute HIV infection

Infected in May (I know exactly when) and had tested neg in April, 2012 and Dec 2011 so I know it's a recent infection. Massively sick July 3-13, got a bit better, then awful night sweats from July 24-31. I assume this is acute HIV and my...
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
Given your history of prior negative HIV tests, this does sound like acute HIV infection. It is likely that your lower CD4 count and high viral load are the result of acute infection, and you could see an improvement in your CD4 count and viral load... Read more »

Hiv to AIDS only 1 year after initial infection

I was tested negative for HIV 1.2 years ago, but seemed to have symptoms of flulike hiv contraction at that time. Since then i got retested just over a year later and my result was not only hiv pos, but AIDS with CD4 count 97 and viral load of...
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
It is unusual, but not unheard of. This is a complex issue that depends on your underlying immune system and the type of virus that got transmitted to you. Some viral strains are more aggressive in attacking and killing t cells than others. There... Read more »

Hives every day--- symptom of initial infection?

Hi,I had an occupational exposure with hiv-unknown blood in early september, and finished a 28-day course of PEP on the 30th. about a week and a half after that, i started getting hives. at first it was one or two at a time that i thought were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Generally speaking, hives or urticarial eruptions are not all that common in HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). I'd recommend seeing an allergist or dermatologist for further evaluation.Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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How bad can initial infection get?

Posted by Anonymous
OK. So now I'm getting worried. How bad can the symptoms of HIV be in the first 4 weeks following exposure? I still have gastritis (from 6 days post exposure), and today (15 days post exposure) I am developing a sore throat and having severe... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »

Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »