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Latent Hiv Symptoms

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Viral Load Tests

...been obtained using dried samples. This will reduce costs for freezers and shipping. How Is the Test Used? The viral load test is helpful in several areas: For medical researchers , the test proved that HIV is never "latent" but is always multiplying. Many people with no symptoms of AIDS and high CD4 cell counts also had high viral loads. If the virus was latent, the test wouldn't have found any HIV in the blood. The test can be used...
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Needing peace;everyone does

I realize that the question is incessant. I have a unique situation. About 5 years ago and about 14 years of marriage, I found out that my spouse was a cross dresser. I later found that he was disingenuous with his sexual status. He is tested and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...conclusive.Finally I must comment about your choice in men. Your hubby was a disingenuous cross-dresser and your recent bedmate has "latent homosexual experiences?" Who are you, Liza Minnelli???Dr. Bob Read more »

would TB play a rule on this?

Hello DR N, Thanks to your time been devoted to answer those questions.anyway regard to my problem i've been withness this before i got my hiv daignosed 2007,before then anxiety have taken control of my whole body, been on therapy on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your TB, HIV infection, HIV meds, or other condition may be factors contributing to the symptoms you describe. In most cases a basic clinical evaluation (history and physical and perhaps some simple blood tests and chest X-ray if needed) should be... Read more »

Dormant HIV

I've heard that HIV can lay dormant in the body for up to ten years. Is there any truth to this?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...manifest; however, that doesn't mean HIV has been lying "dormant" all that time. HIV remains very active throughout this "clinically latent" (symptom-free) period. I can assure you HIV is anything but a sleeping beauty!Dr. Bob Read more »

Negative but still anxious about HIV

HelloThank you so much for answering my question. My husband and I are both hiv - and we waited about 3 years into our relationship before getting tested. We want to have a baby and I really didnt want to wait till we were pregnant before I knew...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You did the right thing to get tested. Even though you are in a monogamous relationship, HIV remains as a latent infection for many years before any symptoms present, which means that infection could antedate the relationship. Also, testing Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...of their medication. It can increase high-risk behaviors that transmit HIV infection to others. Depression might cause some latent viral infections to become active. Overall, depression can make HIV disease progress faster. It also interferes... Read more »
The Well Project


...TB usually attacks the lungs. Forms of TB Not everyone who is infected with TB bacteria develops "active" disease. Latent TB Most people with healthy immune systems can fight the TB bacteria, even after they breathe it in and are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...Repeat if needed when your CD4 count is higher. Some health care providers use a blood test instead of the skin test to look for latent (hidden) TB infection. A chest x-ray can be helpful in addition to a skin test to look for latent TB... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...infection. People with herpes have occasional outbreaks of painful blisters. When each outbreak ends, the infection becomes latent for a while. People with HIV have more frequent and more serious outbreaks of HSV. Read more »
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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 »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...few people it can be as short as 1 year or as long as 15 years. During this stage, most hiv infected individuals develop few symptoms of HIV disease. It is almost as if the virus has gone underground. This is not however a state of latent... 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 »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual. Thanks Read more »