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Stages 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 »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four 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

...The only way to find out if you are infected is by taking an HIV test. Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV disease, typically lasting only a week or two, when the virus first establishes... 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

...plus AZT were each superior to the widely used first-line therapy, AZT alone, in preventing one or more serious consequences of HIV infection -- significantly declining CD4+ T cell counts, developing an AIDS-defining condition or dying.... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected Read more »

Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I 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... 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 »