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Is Shingles 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 »

scared of hiv infection

in early 97, i've contact with SW with condom twice with the different girls. i'm married in 2001, and have three children, here every time my wife pregnant they do the blood screening using ELISA and the result is non reactive for HIV1 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your HIV specialist can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progress of HIV disease while protecting your immune system from begin silently decimated by the virus. If, on the other hand, you... 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 »

Shingles vaccine

Hi Dr. Would you recommend the shingles vaccine for an hiv+ male with a cd4 count around 750 and an undetectable VL (with meds)? I'm 55 and had a relatively mild bout with Shingles about 20 years ago. Thank you.
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...HIV+).The varicella zoster vax (a different live vaccine) has been shown to be safe, immunogenic, and effective in children with HIV infection whose CD4+ T-lymphocyte percentage is 25% or greater. This may be a discussion point with your... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Inflammation, Immune Activation and HIV

...interruption arm. The SMART findings spurred an intensive search for an explanation, one that would usher in a new way of looking at HIV disease. The diversity of manifestations in this and other studies -- ranging from heart and liver disease... 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

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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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 »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My earlier posts are titled the same. In addition to the fever, I now have mild rashes over my face. They burn, as when one has just had a shave and applies lotion. They have continued to burn for last 2 days. What kind of rashes are associated... Read more »