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Stage Of Hiv Infection

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Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy. I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

HIV and surgery

if you are about to have a surgery, can the surgeon ask if you have HIV if you have not already... Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma

If a patient has Kaposi Sarcoma associated with aids and has just one round of chemo will the inner... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...These stages are important because different treatment options may be considered at each stage. Primary Infection The first stage of HIV infection is often called primary or acute infection . During acute HIV infection, the virus makes... Read more »
The Body PRO

Abstract No. 323: Immunologic Reconstitution After 12 Months of Antiretroviral Therapy in Very Early Stages of Chronic HIV-1 Infection

...conclusion, and the data strongly supports, that the therapeutic imperative of starting aggressive antiretroviral therapy in the early stages of HIV infection can prevent the loss of memory responsiveness. However, in this subset of healthy... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...ultimately be needed to confirm the viral load test result. Some doctors are treating newly infected people (those in the acute stage of HIV infection) with a combination of anti-HIV drugs. Scientists disagree about whether anti-HIV treatment is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has demonstrated that anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stage HIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, can reduce the risk of death. In a... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected, as we both got ill---very very profoundly). 2) Asymptomatic Stage - CD4 Lymphocyte count above 500 - This is the longest stage of HIV disease, lasting an average of 10 years, although in a few people it can be as short as 1 year or as... Read more »

Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
...had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years ago. Are the results of this test reliable? Ive heard about late stage HIV infected people having false-negatives. Has anyone heard about any of this? Any comments? Read more »

PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return Read more »