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Retroviral Infection

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acute retroviral infection: low or high fever?

...Please tell me whether a high fever of 101.6 can be a symptom of acute retroviral infection. I thought only a low grade fever could be a symptom of ARI. Thank you.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. With EVERY symptom associated with both Acute Viral Syndrome and full-blown AIDS, the severity of symptoms can vary dramatically from person to person. Therefore, people with fevers during either Acute Viral... Read more »

retroviral infection

...usual time period for the appearance of an acute retroviral infection post-contact?2. Does it... Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Global Campaign for Microbicides Lauds Milestone in HIV Prevention Findings That Daily Use of Anti-Retroviral Protects Against HIV Infection

Johannesburg, South Africa and Washington, D.C. -- The Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM) welcomes today's news from the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) of the US National... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Dosing Recommendations Retrovir (Zidovudine) Syrup for HIV-Infected Infants

On November 6, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved revised pediatric dosing recommendations that expand dosing to include children starting treatment at four weeks of age. The revised label contains the following recommendation: ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

...Can These Drugs Cure AIDS? When Do I Start? Which Drugs Do I Use? What's Next? What Is ART? ART means treating retroviral infections like HIV with drugs. The drugs do not kill the virus. However, they slow down the growth of the... Read more »
International AIDS Society

Elly Katabira (Uganda) Becomes IAS President, Françoise Barre-Sinoussi (France) Becomes IAS President-Elect

...representative to hold the position. The new President-Elect is Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Prof. Barré-Sinoussi is a 2008 Nobel Laureate of... Read more »
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Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people... Read more »

Has anyone else been through anything like this?

Posted by jayjay1979, 2 Replies
...8 years ago when i was a student in the US i put myself at very high risk of hiv and had what i thought was acute retroviral infection. I tested at 8 weeks negative through a clinic and 16 weeks negative through the home access home test kit.... Read more »

quick and simple question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Please answer straighforwardly PLEASE. Is a bruise, YES or NO, a symptom of acute retroviral infection, or associated in any way with early symptoms of hiv?????Thankyou Read more »


Posted by worried2002, 1 Reply
...for HIV detection when routine serologic tests are likely to be misleading such as in patients with agammaglobulinemia, acute retroviral infection, neonatal HIV infection, and patients in the window following viral exposure. In most cases,... Read more »