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Is Headache An Early Sign Of HIV

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Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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neurosyphilis

Poz 10 years tcells 699 vl under 50 having myriad of symptoms my question is it possible being hiv poz to skip early stages of syphilis and go directly to neurosyphilis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...monitor the response to syphilis treatment can sometimes be difficult to interpret in HIV-poz folks. You wouldn't "skip the early stages of syphilis" because you are HIV infected, however the early stages can be missed or unrecognized no matter... Read more »

What is the best regimen for me to avoid lipoatrophy and facial wasting?

Hi Dr Pierone,I was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2007 only a few weeks after seroconversion and opted for early therapy as part of an ADARC study. My CD4 nadir was in the 500s. After RNA/DNA resistance testing, and a few weeks on Kaletra and Truvada, I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...not common to see lipoatrophy with Atripla, but it sometimes does occur. As you say, it is sometimes very difficult to spot early lipoatrophy and distinguish it from natural body changes associated with aging. The same can be said for... Read more »

Fatigue

First, thank you so much for your time and expertise -- I've been reading your posts and your outlook on living with HIV has really lifted my spirits!A couple of questions:1. Is it normal to feel this fatigued this early on?I recently (May) was in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis. I agree: The symptoms you experienced were very suggestive of acute retroviral syndrome and your physician was correct Read more »

Not HIV but what if?

Dr. Bob,I know this isn't a HIV question, but you're the man! Can Neuro-Syphillis be detected with the regular blood test for syphillis or there another way to detect for this form of syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doctor thinks you might have neurosyphilis, your spinal fluid will be tested as well. TreatmentSyphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. Penicillin, an antibiotic, injected into the muscle is the best treatment for syphilis. If you are... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
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Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

...cryptococcal infection is highest when your CD4 count (see Fact Sheet 124 ) is below 100. Cryptococcal meningitis is a major HIV-related opportunistic infection, especially in the developing world. A recent study estimated that there are 1... Read more »
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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...reverse transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Stavudine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 24, 1994, for... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was exposed to pos+ woman, vag intercourse. no condom, 0.5hrs. Tested neg 3.5 at months with Elisa 3rd generation, and neg hiv1 DNA PCR both tests done by A.I.M. health (Health Line Labs). I had the symptoms of sweats, rash on my back, weight... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage of the virus making copies of itself. These drugs may slow the spread of HIV in the body and delay the start... Read more »

headache

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I've had headache and sleepless night after being diagnosed 3 days ago. My neck (near thyroid) and head felt heavy. I wonder if the virus are attacking Read more »

Could Edema be an early symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pitting edema in my legs, headaches, loose bowels, dizzyiness, and acne. Can someone please tell me if these are signs or early HIV? Read more »