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Severe Acute Retroviral Syndrome

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Seroconversion during treatment

Dear Dr Gallant, I have just recently been almost certainly HIV infectedand was started on triple therapy treatment (Crixivan,Retrovir & Epivir), just under a week after infection. Initially for thefirst day and a bit, I was prescribed too low a...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...because a weekis too long to wait to start post-exposure prophylaxis. It may,however, blunt the severity of the acute retroviral syndrome, leavingyou in a better position immunologically after seroconversion occurs. Resistance to the treatment... Read more »

Can she be positive

I am(57yrs) in Zimbabwe, got sick a few days ago, i went to the doctor and was told i am HIV... Read more »

Acute Retroviral SyndromeThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

When a person starts suffering from Acute Retroviral Syndrome, is it usually severe or mild "flu"... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Study May Shed Light on Acute Retroviral Syndrome

...Acute HIV infection, also referred to as Acute Retroviral Syndrome, is often characterized by high fevers, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), cutaneous rash and adenopathy (enlargement of lymph Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Recognizing and Diagnosing Primary HIV Infection

...PHI may lower the rate of viral diversification. Treating patients during PHI may reduce the severity of the acute retroviral syndrome. Persons with PHI may be highly infectious. Some epidemiological models suggest that over half of HIV... Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT) 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... 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 »
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con muchas dudas

Posted by villalba, 2 Replies
Me gustaria q me saquen una duda. los sintomas se presentan todos juntos o uno por vez y cuanto tiempo suelen durar? Read more »

a question abour ars for jedi master od cougar or

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
the fever during ars , how long does it last? could it go away in a few hours if tylenol is taken? and are swollen lymph nodes painful during ars? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA LEE PERLMUTTER, M.D., PH.D., JORDAN B. GLASER, M.D., and SAMWEL O. OYUGI, M.D. Staten Island... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...exposure to HIV, most infected individuals present with an acute flu-like illness. Acute HIV-1 infection is a very heterogeneous syndrome and individuals presenting with more severe symptoms during acute infection and a longer duration of the... Read more »