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Stages Of Advanced Hiv Disease

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Advanced Stages -- The Bottom Line

Results discussed at the recently held "Fourth Conference on Retroviruses &ampOpportunistic Infections" seem to paint a rosyprognosis for HIV infected persons who begin triple therapy soon afterinfection. However, I'm unclear on...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I don't now of any good survival estimates that reflect the advancements inantiretroviral therapy. The drugs have not been out long enough, and thereis enormous variation in how people respond to these therapies. Thatvariation is dependent on... Read more »

Advanced Stage

My sister is having ulcers in the groin area. Her HIV was detected around 2004. It's been 5 months and ulcers are not going away and her CD4 count has been dropped from 350 to 27. She is having fever, diarrhea and her heart rate is ranging...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear about your sister's predicament. The first and important question is what the cause of her ulcers is. Often, they are herpes virus infection, but the list of other possibilities is long. We'd... Read more »

gum bleeding and advanced stage of AIDS

Hi, I just met a wonderful guy last week and I sort of suspected he was HIV+, but during our first conversation he said he was living the hospital due to gastric problems. After that we had our first date and we deep kissed for one hour or so. Then,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You ask "Am I overreacting?" The answer is yes, you are. Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible."Undetectable" means your buddy is on effective combination antiretroviral therapy (HIV medications) that have driven his HIV... Read more »

Advanced Stage

As I mentioned My sister has died and this is miserable to the whole family. I can't believe what happened. Is this possible. How can a person die within 6 months when she has a cd4 count of 316. Can the cd4 count drop that fast from 316 to 28...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,I'm so sorry about your loss. It is unusual for people with suppressed HIV on treatment to have such rapid decreases in absolute CD4 cell counts. If I recall, your sister's last CD4 count was obtained when she was very ill.... 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 cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »

Pimples and Advanced HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hello there. Although I have been on The Body mailing list for quite sometime, I must say I have never been to this post site before. I find this to be very informative and I am glad to find a site where people can connect. My question is a... Read more »

The 5 Stages of Pos

Posted by riverprincess, 4 Replies
A way to see and understand about life being pos. There are 5 stages that we mentally/emotionally go through once you pass through just the senseless fear of being tested.

Stage 1-- You think being diagnosed as pos means a death sentence. Your fear... Read more »