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Later Stages And Symptoms Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of 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...
Ask the Experts

13 years ago

Doctor, I have written before (10 years later guy) and you were kind enough to respond. Your second response suggested that I obtain psychological assistance in light of my ongoing fears. I would gladly do so if it were not for the fact that three...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If my second response to your ongoing fears was for you to obtain psychological assistance, my third response is going to be remarkably similar! (Obviously you haven't taken my advice to seek psychological counseling and it appears that your... Read more »

Please Help!

Doctor, I'm freaking out right now and I really need some kind words. I recently started getting symptoms of HIV. I held off getting tested for a long time out of fear. I did all research online which exacerbated by symptoms. I talked tomy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Unhealthy,If you have access to rapid HIV testing, you could get a definitive test result in as few as 20 minutes.Your symptoms are quite classic for anxiety, not the latter stages of HIV/AIDS. I would suggest you consult with your general... Read more »

thrush...please answer

there is conflicting info & answers on this site. Thrush was mentioned as a symptom of hiv in the later stages but you have said it could be an ARS symptom or in the first few months? what is the real answer?thanks
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Thrush or candidiasis can occur in ARS, but has not been proven to be a component of ARS. In other words, there are some people who present with thrush during ARS, but not enough to prove to be significant. For the vast majority of cases, thrush... Read more »

Please Help Frantic Atypical Early HIV Symptoms Weak Immune System

Hello Dr. Frascino,I think the work you and the other doctors here at "thebody" do is a godsend. A donation is forthcoming and I hope that it can help in someway. I was sorry to hear that your brother is facing a battle of his own and hope he is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Since you are getting tested today and hopefully will have your test result very soon, I won't spend too much time here trying to calm you down, other than to say I do not believe the symptoms you and your girlfriend are experiencing have... Read more »
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Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...system problems, from forgetfulness and balance problems to serious dementia. These problems usually don't show up until the later stages of HIV disease. However, problems with memory can show up even in people with no other symptoms. The new... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

What Are the Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Changing or Stopping Treatment Resistance Testing Taking Care of Yourself What Are the Treatment Guidelines? A branch of... Read more »
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are new moles signs of acute hiv? please respond

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
i woke up today and i noticed that besides having some raised skin spots on hands, back and stomach i also have like 4 new moles on my shoulders and hands which im 100% sure never had from what i've been reading people with compromised immune system... Read more »

everything and nothing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...So let me get this straight: Everything could potentially be a symptom of HIV, AND HIV could also be completely asympyomatic, AND if you have a symptom, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have HIV, although Read more »

One question and then maybe some sleep...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys and girls- I posted the other day"Totally Neurotic" - thanks to switch, fact man and the others who responded. Here is the deal- I am days shy of week 12(will it ever end!!!?) and trying to hold out the next week. I have been very good... Read more »

TOTALLY SCARED

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I THOUGHT ONCE I GOT MY 27 WEEK TEST ELISA TEST BACK, MY HEALTH WOULD CHANGE. I THOUGHT MY MIND WAS PLAYING GAMES (ANXIETY DEPRESSION).MY RESULT WAS NEG., BOY WAS I WRONG. AFTER SPENDING OVER $2000 TO PINPOINT THE CAUSE, I STILL DON'T HAVE A DEFINTE... Read more »