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Phases Of How Hiv Infects The Body

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Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? Developing a new drug can take 10 years or more. First, drug companies must find substances that are active against HIV. Most HIV drugs are identified by testing existing drugs for anti-HIV activity ( screening ). A newer method is rational drug design . In this process, scientists "build" drug molecules to fight HIV in specific ways. When a promising drug is identified, it goes through ...
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Phase 2 HIV Infection

Hi Dr BobHope you are keeping well. My question is regarding phase 2 of the infection. I see that the only way you can really tell - besides a test is that you have constant pains in your glads/lymph nodes?Here is my situation - I had a unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The only way to determine if you have acquired HIV is to have an HIV-specific test. If you have followed the guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing and tested negative out to six months or longer from the date of exposure, you are definitively... Read more »

devastating acute phase/low VL

I was diagnosed in the acute phase of my infection. I had my first blood draw when I was still experiencing extreme fatigue, sore throat, glands like golf balls in my neck and underarms. I was undetectable to 400 ppml so the Dr ordered a second...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Your doctor's hypothesis makes sense to me too and fits with the notion that a robust initial immune response might translate into severe early symptoms, but favorable long-term immune control of viral... Read more »

co-infection eclipse phase?

Does simultaneous co-infection (HIV/Hep/CMV) cause low/undetectable viral loads until antibodies are produced? Do the viruses remain occult/eclipsed until they are challenged by the immune system (ie., until antibodies are made)?Thanks for your...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
No they do not. Acute infections with HIV and HCV cause elevated viral levels until the antibodies develop anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months later. Any combination of infections can be confusing in the early stages so repeat testing may be necessary... Read more »

phase sida aprs 3 mois de primo-infection

J'ai eu des sympthomes de primo infection qui ont dur plus de 45 jours : diarhe et pertes de poids de 3kg(de 80kg vers 77kg). J'ai vu le mdecin qui ma mis sous antibiotiques mais, je n'avais pas de fivre ni de sueurs. Mes diahres et...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Diarrhe et perte de poids de 3 kg ne constituent pas en soi des symptmes de primo-infection. En termes simples, pour rsoudre cette question, tu n'as besoin que d'un test anticorps (comme un ELISA). Je pense que cela confirmera ton statu... Read more »
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prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the 51 documented cases of occupational transmission of HIV from... Read more »

para the body y todos quienes quieran contestar

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hace 4 meses y medio tuve una relacion de riesgo muy alto sin preservativo, a los dos meses presente sintomas como: febricula de 37 a 37.4, sudoracion nocturna con algo de escalofrios, lengua blanca, sequedad de boca, una amigdala inflamada, un... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »