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Severe Acute Retroviral Syndrome Hiv Prognosis

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects.Other side effects may not be serious and may lessen or disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include severe headache, trouble sleeping, muscle soreness, and nausea. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other...
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Severe seroconversion, treatment and future

Dear Doctor, hi from Europe. I began to read TheBody from last November, when my 33 years-old brother found out to be +. Thank you for the great job you do and your encouraging words. Id like to have your opinion about his...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast hear that your brother recovered from a very scary primary illness. We really don't know why some people can have such a severe initial illness with HIV and others do not. I don't think that this will influence his long-term prognosis since... Read more »

reliability of ELISA for different HIV subtypes

Dear Dr. Gallant, I am working in an environment with a lot of foreign students and recent immigrants to the US, and wehave a few questions for you. Thank you for taking the time to answer them: What is the difference between HTLV-1 andHIV? Just...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...therapies are prohibitive.As far as we know, there are no real predictors of how fast someone seroconverts. The severity of the acute retroviral syndrome can influence long-term prognosis, but it should not affect the speed at which antibodies... Read more »

seroconversion, treatment and future

Dear Doctor, hi from Europe. I began to read TheBody from last November, when my 33 years-old brother found out to be +. Thank you for the great job you do and your encouraging words. Id like to have your opinion about his...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill answer. Here it goes:1. Why such as severe seroconversion?No one can answer this. Some people have almost no symptoms of acute HIV infection and others have severe life-threatening reactions. Certainly there is genetic component but this... 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 retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to acute HIV infection approximately 2-4 weeks after exposure. Symptoms can vary in each individual, the most common... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...blood cell counts), particularly during the first three months of therapy in people with advanced HIV. Potential exists for severe anemia requiring blood transfusion, erythropoietin injections, or hospitalization when used on its own or in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...drug. If you get anemia, your health care provider might reduce your dose or switch zidovudine for another ARV. If the anemia is severe and you have to keep taking zidovudine, you may need a blood transfusion, or you might take the drug... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...less of animpact on cholesterol and triglycerides. These include Viramune (nevirapine),Intelence (etravirine), Isentress (raltegravir), and Selzentry (maraviroc).Reyataz and Prezista (darunavir) are also less likely to increase lipids, butboth... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...No pathogens were identified. It was thought that he might have the new disease called "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" (AIDS), but a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test was negative. He was treated for possible Pneumocystis... Read more »

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 Read more »

ARS from non HIV retroviruses?

Posted by bobarama
...can you get ars, sexually or through blood transfusion, from retroviruses other than HIV? Read more »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...your situation is so unusual. When we think about early treatment, we're most interested in the time from primary viremia (the acute retroviral syndrome) rather than the time from infection or time from seroconversion. However, you don't really... Read more »