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Is Runny Nose A Sign Of Acute HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Hiv - Complicaded Question.

Hi Doc =)First, thanks for all support you have been giving for everyone here. =)Well, i had a anal intercourse on january 19th of 2009, we use condom and the condom didn't broke as far as im concerned (he use lube too), my partner ejaculated inside...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello L,1.No. Symptoms associated with acute retroviral infection generally appear between two to four weeks after primary HIV infection.2.Yes.Good luck!Dr. Bob Read more »

fever no other symptoms = hiv?

hii just want to say that by just reading around, i think you are doing great work, and i have read several comments about donations to your foundation.....i would like to donate if you would show me how (excuse my ignorance)anyway, to my question i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquisition. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not infected. You are absolutely correct that HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms vary considerably in nature and severity from individual to individual. Some... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
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Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...disinfecting/washing my fingers in the first instance ? 2. In relation to Q1, are sore throats and feeling feverish coupled with runny nose and tiredness a sign of Acute Primary HIV infection. I'm having these illness since 10 ~ 15 May 99,... Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...consulted the doctor YET again on 29 Dec 99 with the same complaints. What are the signs and symptoms of the Primary Acute HIV infection stage? To me, it seems that it comprises of flu-like sickness and resembles the one I'm having now. I... Read more »

SYMPTOMS AND AFFRAID

Posted by Nelson44, 2 Replies
...inside her. She was tested in Jan of this year and the test were negative in all counts. On 03/15/06 I came down with a cold, runny nose, some nausea and very low fever( 1/2 of a degree) that lasted like 2 days, however I still have what it... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...after the encounter. What worries me is my SO got a flu like symptom about a week after me. The flu lasted about a week with runny nose, aches and mild fever. Is it common for the acute HIV flu-like symptoms to occur over two months after... Read more »