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Stages Of Hiv Entering A Cell

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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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Entering Study/Stopping Treatment/IL-2

I became HIV positive in 1998. At diagnosis my T-Cell count was 300. I waited a few months before starting any treatment due to the side effects I heard about. Today, I am undetectible and my T-cell count is 850. My doctor wants me to consider...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
The issues raised by your question are more complex than whether you may develop resistance when stopping your treatment. Certainly that is one of the risks you will be assuming if you choose to become a subject in a study. There are other risks as... Read more »


Dear Doctor Cohen,I have previously come to this sight for advice concerning my HIV status and was very impressed and satisfied with your generous responses. I am an american who has been living and working in Italy for 18 years. I have been...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Grazie PR - a pleasure to hear from you on the other side of the pond... Your history and review is very helpful. And the answer need only be a brief YES to the change. Tenofovir or Viread has no problems with neuropathy and appears to be just as... Read more »

do my meds enter the brain

Hi Dr. McGownan, I am taking the following meds;prezista,issentriss,intellence,truvada and norvir-I have cogitive deficits-do any of my medications penetrate the brain-my VL<50, T-cells 504. Thankyou...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The relationship between penetration of HIV drugs into the central nervous system (including the brain) and risk of either developing central nervous system disease or reversing existing cognitive deficits has not been clearly and definitively... Read more »

Am I Eligible to Enter EX worried wells Group?

Dear Dr. BOBI went to the free std testing clinic today, exactly 88 days after the possible exposure (low risk) and the test came back NGEATIVE. Is 88 days enough? Do I have to test again in another 3 months? Am I Eligible to enter into the xworried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Kelly,WOO-HOO! Congratulations. Yes, you are now absolutely eligible for our X-Files (Ex-Worried Wells). However, even though you are "eligible," it seems as though you are still a bit worried ". . . but at some point, I feel like... 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 »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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anyone entering our video psa contest?

Posted by bartleby
i strongly encourage anybody who has any remote filming/video editing experience, or who can learn even the basics, to enter our contest. do it. win an ipad! Read more »

Take Survey & enter to win 1 of 5 $100 cash prize

Posted by southpolplus
NO/AIDS task Force is recruiting participants to take an anonymous online survey.

The survey is completely anonymous, you don't have to give any personal information about who you are or anything. This survey is a series of questions about your... Read more »