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Rare Symptoms Of Hiv

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Could I be one of those rare rare instances? Please help.

What are the chances that I could be hiv positive but testing hiv negative 4 1/2 years after potential exposure to hiv? The reason I am doubting my hiv negative status(4 1/2 years after last risky event) is due to the numberof symptoms I have that...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It would be extremely unlikely given the sensitivity of todays HIV antibody tests. A DNA PCR test would be definitive.MH... Read more »

Rare Case or OCD?

Hi Shannon,Im crackin' up.I seem to have every symptom of hiv, just not sure what stage.Ive... Read more »

HIV-2 and maybe other rare strains

I had unprotected sex with a woman who claimed she was tested and HIV free (she never left the US,... Read more »
Bionor Immuno AS

New Path to Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Discovered by Studying Immunologic Profile of Rare HIV Controllers

Oslo -- Based on encouraging results from pre-clinical research, Bionor Immuno AS, today announced intentions to take the therapeutic and potentially preventative HIV-vaccine candidate Vacc-C5 into a Phase I/II clinical trial. The research results... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rare Strain of Chlamydia Might Be Spreading in U.S. Among MSM, Increasing HIV Risk, Specialists Say

A strain of chlamydia "rarely seen outside" Africa and Southeast Asia appears to be spreading among men who have sex with men in the U.S., increasing the risk of HIV transmission, according to health officials and specialists, the AP/ Washington... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rare Strain of Chlamydia Found Among MSM in U.S., Increases HIV Risk

An "unusually virulent" strain of chlamydia appears to be spreading in the U.S. primarily among men who have sex with men, raising concerns among officials about the increased risk of HIV transmission, federal researchers said on Wednesday, the Los... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unusual and Rare HIV Complication Described in San Francisco

HIV infection has always been associated with changes in weight and body shape. In the early 1980s when this infection was new and did not yet have an official name, in parts of southern Africa it was called "slim disease" because of the dramatic... Read more »
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Rare occasion, no antibodies? Please answer

Posted by ImmuneFail, 2 Replies
Hi, first off I just wanted to tell you I've never had any serious life threatening conditions nor any known immune system problems, I had a normal immune system. I don't do drugs or even drink often. I eat pretty healthy and try to stay at active... Read more »

Rare Strain???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is your opinion? Following intercourse (unprotected insertive vaginal) with a sex worker in the Philippines in July, 2002 I experiences a flu-like illness 3 weeks later. Most symptoms subsided in a week or so, some lasted a longer. ... Read more »

Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
Could someone from old inhabitants give an advice to which site expert can I address my question?

It is about testing for rare strains and groups.

Thanks. Read more »

very rare exposure, please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all,

I have a very rare incident related to HIV, I am very not sure do I have any risk at all! Can I have any opinion from you?

Here is my incident:
i am very worry on someone did add some semen on my glass of beer, will I get infected hiv from... Read more »