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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...people may look perfectly healthy for many years despite the fact that they have HIV in their bodies. The only way to find out if you are infected is by taking an HIV test. Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV disease, typically lasting only a week or two, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of...
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Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...applied as discussed below. Latent and Tertiary Syphilis In latent syphilis, serologic evidence of infection is found despite absence of symptoms and signs of the primary and secondary stages. Relapses of secondary syphilis symptoms and signs... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...applied as discussed below. Latent and Tertiary Syphilis In latent syphilis, serologic evidence of infection is found despite absence of symptoms and signs of the primary and secondary stages. Relapses of secondary syphilis symptoms and signs may... Read more »

Afraid of HIV

Dear Doctor,3 months have passed after I had sex with a prostitute. I had used a condom. During these 3 months i had pain in my lymph nodes, rashes on arms, back, stomach. I did not have fever, diarrhea, appetite loss, weight loss. The season...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV. By the way, I would provide you with the very same advice whether you had any symptoms or not, because many times, acute HIV infection is completely asymptomatic. Knowledge is power, my friend...go ahead and get tested, then use this... Read more »

Post-acute stage: what symptoms can patient have?

After the acute symptoms (fever, etc.) which last for 1-2 weeks, what are the symptoms can a HIV-infected person have: will he likely begin to have symptoms an asymptomatic patient have, such as fatigue, headache, dazziness, nausea, and myalgia? Are...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...resolves, most patients go back to feeling pretty normal. The symptoms that you list can occur during the course of asymptomatic HIV disease and some may be HIV-related, while others are not. BBBrian Boyle, M.D., J.D. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...rifamycins, or PZA and is defined as an AST elevation to > 3 times the ULN in the presence of symptoms, or >5 times the ULN in the absence of symptoms 344 . In addition to AST elevation, disproportionate increases in bilirubin and alkaline... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...complications or manifestations. Asymptomatic neurosyphilis, which might be the most commonly described syndrome, is defined as the absence of symptoms but with one or more abnormalities of CSF (i.e., elevated protein, lymphocytic cellular... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...proper laboratory testing. Patients with the syndrome may have fever, fatigue, rash, pharyngitis or other symptoms. Primary HIV infection should be considered in any patient with possible HIV exposure who presents with fever of unknown cause. The... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Read more »