Is White Spots A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...out these frequently asked questions from TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forums or this research review from HIV InSite . 3. Your mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes,...
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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 »

Newly Infected need guide ASAP please. (Donation just sent, Hernan)

Hi Dr Bob, ( I am sorry for my basic English ). At this time, The Body is my best resource of support. But I still need some answers for my specific situation. Here are the facts first:On April 26 I started heterosexual relations w/ multiple sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk associated with the activities you describe are:1. Essentially nonexistent.2. Essentially nonexistent.3. Essentially nonexistent. The primary reason to consider HIV testing would be psychological; for peace of mind. Your... 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 »

HIV/LYMPH NODES

PLEASE HELP, I'm going crazy. I had unprotected sex in early March. I started to get white spots in my mouth & enlarged lymph nodes about 3 weeks later. So I went to get HIV tested. It was only 47 days apart from the unprotected sex. The test came...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...and still have a negative antibody test in the time frame you describe. If someone had symptoms that could be due to acuteHIV infection (and enlarged lymph glands could certainly be one such symptom), I would advise them to have a test to... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...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 "acuteHIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...weight loss Dry, persistent cough Night sweats or fever Fatigue Swollen lymph glands Diarrhea that lasts longer than a week White spots on the tongue or in the mouth (Thrush) Pneumonia Red, brown, purplish blotches on the skin Memory loss or... Read more »
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 »