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Primary HIV Infection Stage

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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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HIV-2 primary infection & meds

I am in the primary infection stage of HIV-2. My T-cells are at 800 and viral load at 1600. Due to it being type 2, what are your thoughts on starting early treatment?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
HIV-2 is a less aggressive virus than HIV-1 and very few treatment studies have been done. Because of the lower virulence of this virus I would be less inclined to recommend treatment of primary infection, especially with the low viral load. HIV-2... Read more »

see the HIV specialist or primary care for sinus infection?

I was confirmed positive in March 2006, previous test Dec 2005 and my most recent tests reveal Vl 661/cd 664. Dr says stay calm, live sensible moderate life and you will be right for years, good things coming by the time you might hit the wall so to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
If you have a bacterial sinus infection then you should take antibiotics to speed recovery. Although there is some risk of selection of resistant organisms with repeated courses of antibiotics, the risk of a severe untreated sinus infection is... Read more »

Primary infection and Fatigue

How common is chronic fatigue with early HIV infection?After a potential exposure, I had a viral syndrome with a decreased total WBC (3300), and normal ESR. HIV test after 12 weeks is negative, WBC 4500, ESR still normal.However all the while a...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloIt sounds like you're feeling pretty badly. Fatigue during acute infection does occur, but is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as sore throat, fever, distinct skin rash on the upper trunk and face, and occasional diarrhea. These... Read more »

Med's For Primary Infection

You recently stated: "Based on the available evidence, I do think early treatment makes sense and recommend it for my patients, but with the caveat that it is unproven and the duration of treatment is not known." What available evidence...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. In a nutshell, the available evidence consists of multiple small pilot studies or observational cohorts of patients treated with a potpourri of regimens of different duration. Some studies had structured treatment... Read more »
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Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... Read more »

acute primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently I have been feeling a cramp in my stomach when I sit down. What can this mean? Is it Acute Primary Infection?

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Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »

primary hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous
http://www.ama-assn.org/special/hiv/library/readroom/jama97/jgr7001.htm

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