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Most Typical Hiv Infection Symtoms

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How long after infection does thrush typically appear?

Dear Dr.,I'm very confused. All the literature I've found on HIV says that, on average, people infected with HIV don't have symptoms for 5 to 10 years. If this is the case, how long does it take for CD4 cells to diminish to the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
That is correct-- on average, it takes 5-10 years for symptoms to appear. It also takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't... Read more »

New Infection; Whats a typical viral load

I tested HIV- in March 2005 and HIV+ in July 2005. My first CD4/VL is 1149/81,000.What is the... Read more »

Are symtoms of infection common amongst family members?

Dear Mark,I am currently in the process of seroconverting as evidenced by a falling cd4/cd8 ratio,... Read more »
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New HIV Infections in Minnesota Highest Since '92

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

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Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

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how long do ars symtoms last

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is now week 10 sence I received oral from gay guy and I have had swollen glands and fatigue since week three. At week eight I got a rash on my chest and sores in my nose now I am loosing muscle and wieght. I also had one night sweat at week... Read more »

Are these typical symptoms?

Posted by change21, 2 Replies
Hello All. This is my first post at theboy.com. I visit this site all the time but I finally have a concern I'd like to see if anybody else has had before. First off, I am a 21 year old healthy male. I was diagnosed as HIV at the end of May, 2012.... Read more »

I am consumed with fear, not your typical WW

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey Guys and Gals,

Great to see there is a resource here where everyone can come together and share knowledge and comfort eachother. I know my post is long but I have some questions that I am very curious about.

Heres the rundown of my experience:
On... Read more »

Full Symtoms List for those STRESSED about HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
SYMPTOMS

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS

ChillsThirst
Racing HeartPerspiration/sweaty hands
Butterflies in StomachHeadaches
StomachachesBackaches
Tiring EasilyNervous Ticks
Urinating FrequentlyDifficulty Sleeping
Difficulty BreathingDizziness
RestlessnessSusceptibility to... Read more »