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Primary Infection 4 Months Dizziness Nausea

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Acute HIV Infection

...HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to fight HIV. It can take two months or more for these antibodies to be produced. See Fact Sheet 102 for more information. However, the viral load test (see Fact Sheet 125 ) measures the virus itself. Before the immune system produces antibodies...
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constant dizziness, high VL, do I need treatment only 4 months after infection?

Hi Doctor,I was infected 4 months ago in Dec07. As of March08, CD4 555 (decreased to 28% from 36% in Feb), VL 107000. I am experiencing constant dizziness (as well as recurrent gum infections which is very unusual for me).In late February, I had a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.While it's reasonable to want to wait as long as possible to start medications, one shouldn't use the calendar to assess when to start. Rather, it's prudent to assess one's labs (CD4, viral load) and symptoms.If you and your... Read more »

please answer my question? (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2009)

1. after 8 weeks of my possible exposure develop dizziness for almost 3 weeks now...this is ARS? I WILL SEND DONATION TO YOUR FOUNDATION..
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...discussed this many times before. I'll repost below just one of the questions that addresses the signs and symptoms associated with primary HIV infection. Stay well. Be informed, not worried, O.K.? Dr. Bob Me again! Aug 14, 2005 Hi DOc, You... Read more »

HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...recommend treatment before permanent damage occurs to your eyesight. For those at risk, regular visits usually occur every 36 months.Finally, for those with very low CD4+ cell counts, taking preventive medicine for CMV might be part of a... Read more »

Different manifestation of a common primary HIV infection symptom?

Dear Dr,Thank you from the bottom of my heart that you have been stretching your helping hands to those who desperately need some answers. I posted a question about couple weeks ago but went unanswered. I would appreciate it if you could kindly read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure. You have had 2 ELISAs and an RNA viral load, all of which are negative. Your symptoms are not indicative of meningitis or primary HIV infection. Based on your history, physical symptoms, and particularly your laboratory tests, you are... Read more »
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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/book_toc.html . Herbrecht R. et. al. (2002). Voriconazole versus amphotericin B for primary therapy of invasive aspergillosis. New England Journal of Medicine , 347. 408-415. Powderly, W.G. (2001). ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

...regimen. With publication last year of results from study of 2,000 participants, ACTG 5202, Truvada has won the battle against its main competitor, Epzicom. The study team reported that while both medications reduced viral load, for those people... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...regularly to see whether the drugs areworking. If the level of Hep C virus in your blood hasnot fallen significantly after three months, yourdoctor will likely stop therapy. How well you respond to treatment depends onmany factors. Among the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Symptoms in start of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd Week Post Exposure and the Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...are the side effects like? Also, do you make a complete recovery, and go on to lead a normal lifestyle? This is one of my main concerns. I'm sorry if I'm asking so many questions, but I'm sitting here at the moment wondering which way to turn.... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...worried about our children getting it through oral contact. We all seem to have coated tongues and my baby has had a cold for months now. Could be alergies but I'm not sure. I am planning on getting more testing just because I dont feel right.... Read more »

symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous
...practically monogomous for 7 years. However, my last relationship just recently ended, and I have been a single man for the past 4 months. I'll admit that I have been playing the field during this time period, but I always consider my activity... Read more »