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Late Stage Of Hiv Patients

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Psoriasis and Late Stage HIV diag

In 2010 I was dx with late stage HIV no prior knowledge or HIV period. Prior to this dx I was doing UV-B light and also an oral treatment for Plack Psoriasis. Can Psoriasis act as an early warning sign of HIV? My tcell count hit 13, in June 2010....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of psoriasis can be variably impacted by HIV Infection though for some can lead to flare-ups. In countries with access to newer HIV medications and in the absence of any drug resistance usually an HIV regimen can be found that works well... Read more »

late stage cbc

hello dr.- you recently stated that a cbc count would remain normal in early stage hiv disease. But would the cbc be abnormal in late stage hiv?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It certainly can be low in patients with AIDS. It is usually a multifactorial reason (drugs, other infections, etc),which cause this to happen.MH... Read more »

have I got late stage HIV?

I was diagnosed HIV+ 1 week ago & have been reading every piece of information I can find about my symptoms (& driving myself insane in the process!!) I've not yet had the results of my viral load & CD4 count but I'm terrified...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Please wait for your blood counts before jumping to any conclusions. The type of symptom you describe may be HIV-associated neuropathy, among many other things. if it is indeed neuropathy, it may occur at any stage of HIV disease. The symptoms you... Read more »

HIV person a late stage and transmission

Hi there,I'm a 32 y/o gay male, HIV negative who may have been exposed to HIV two days ago. Here what happened to me.I was jogging in a Park near where I live when I met a very nice gay guy (52 y/o) who was also jogging. We started a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are not at risk! Licking you and kissing you does not pose a risk and you masturbating him does not pose a risk either!You are fine there was no direct exchange of body fluids. My guess as well is that he is on medication for his HIV and if so... Read more »
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Newbie - Late stage diagnosis

Posted by lilfshrmn, 1 Reply
Thank you all. There's a tremendous amount of information and support found here...

Diagnosed in November - 3 OIs, CD4 of 11, hospitalized w/AIDS. Status naive and in denial for years... Miraculous rebound with ARVs antibiotics, and anti-fungals.... Read more »

my brother's late stage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
In march my brother collapsed. He turned out to have late stage aids infection, with encephapathy and dementia. He is 43 and a homophobe. He is home alone now refusing the available communities help. He is doing better, but I am having trouble... Read more »

Tested too late

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would a person still have antibodies if they didn't get tested until a few years after getting infected with HIV.
If you have aids will you still test positive on elisa test? I know there are alot of people who get diagnosed with aids and didn't know... 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 cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »