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Rash Duration Time To HIV Positive

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Duration of HIV and treaments

Thanks for having this line open. Question 1: Most reports I read indicate that it takes about 10 years for HIV-1 to develop into full blown AIDS, but I have known and do know a large nu number of men who tested positive back in 1986 and 1987 and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Let me answer them one at a time.Question #1: Most reports I read indicate that it takes about 10 years for HIV-1 todevelop into full blown AIDS, but I have known and do know a large number ofmen who tested... Read more »

A positive story about Atripla (specifically sustiva/efavirenz) rash

This isn't a question but a story. I wanted to share my experience of starting Atripla as I've seen a lot of people posting questions about the rash.I found out I had HIV 18 months ago and started Atripla 7 months ago. A week in I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for sharing your experience--treating through a severe rash due to an HIV medication such as efavirenz in the ATripla can be nerve-racking for the patient and caregivers since often will resolve but rarely the situation can worsen and even... Read more »

One Time Unprotected Sex for Short duration?

hello doctor, i had an experience about a week ago that i would like your advice on.I met a girl at a bar, and had unprotected sex with her for only 3 minutes. Washed up after.Next day i was paranoid so i did ask the girl about her past, she told me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your choice to have unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently HIV testing is warranted. The best screening test remains an HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark.Thanks for your donation to... Read more »

Isoniazid duration for latent TB

Am HIV positive. Had latent tb all my life. dr prescribed inh and advised 9 mos. i completed 7.5 and did not miss one day. I could no longer handle side effects. Is that enough time of treatment. I noticed in some countries the recommended time is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Most of the benefit from INH chemoprophylaxis of tuberculosis occurs in the first 6 months. Since your side effects were so severe it seems prudent to call it a day and not risk additional problems by restarting the medication. Best of luck to you!... Read more »
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duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
What is the rough duration that symptoms will last after someone is infected with HIV? I think I read somewhere else that they only last around a week. So if someone is getting symptoms which are lasting 2, 3+ weeks is it safe to assume that... Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... Read more »

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
Hello again,
On Saturday I travelled to meet an HIV Positive friend. It was my first time. At first i was nervous didn't know what to expect. I really didn't want to go there to talk about the fact that we were both Positive. I wanted to meet him,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Can someone tell me whether rashes and lymph nodes due to AVS, caused by HIV disappear after the AVS period? Which is 2 weeks? Or do they stay there for a long period?

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