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Significance Of Acute Retroviral Syndrome Hiv Prognosis

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

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Before I say anything about your question, please remember that any symptoms that you experience that cause you concern should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to... Read more »

What else could it be besides Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

I performed oral sex on a man of unknown serostatus eight days ago. He was well-endowed (10 inches)... Read more »

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

I recently found out a friend is HIV positive. He has not been sexually active for about two years(... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Can a Mediterranean Diet Reduce the Effects of Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

HIV infection and the highly active antiretroviral therapies that fight it both are associated with changes in patients lipid profile and fat distribution (lipodystrophy). A pilot study was carried out for a randomized controlled trial to determine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Still Divided Over Significance of New York City Case of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Experts on Thursday at the 12th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston remained divided about whether the detection of a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain in a New York City man represents "a scientific oddity or a... 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 Institutes... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: A Large International HIV/AIDS Study Comparing Two Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (The SMART Study)

The related SMART study news release can be found here . What is the SMART Trial? The Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (SMART) trial is a large international trial designed to determine which of two distinct HIV treatment... Read more »
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Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »

HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
please help,im over stressed,im an asian male seafarer. i have protected sex with a venezuelan sex worker(with condom,no sign of breakage) but i performed an unprotected cunnilingus last dec 2008, i am healthy for 4 and half months,no any disease... 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 for people... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question about the events following a potentially dangerous sexual encounter I had earlier in 2006. I had the encounter and unfortunately did not tell my significant other for about a week and a half. We did have oral sex once or twice... Read more »