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Systemic Infection And Hiv

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Immune System and HIV infection

After having possible exposure to hiv infected blood, I had no acute symptoms for 7 weeks, I then went and had hernia repair. Two days after the surgery I woke up with serious muscle pain on my left shoulder. My questions 1- does hiv have a better...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That pain by itself is very nonspecific. Although anesthesia or surgery could theoretically alter the immune system temporarily, It would be unlikely that infection (if present) would have been altered 7 weeks after exposure.MH Read more »

HIV and ARV treatment.

For how long can a HIV person live without ARV treatment? Read more »

Viral load of 3 million

My brother quit taking his HIV drugs two years ago. A year ago he had his viral load tested and it... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Suggests Immune Systems of Untreated HIV-Infected Individuals May Deteriorate Faster Than Previously Thought

... The immune systems of untreated HIV-infected individuals appear to deteriorate faster than previously thought, according to preliminary results of a small clinical Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boosting Immune System Clears HIV-Like Infection in Mice

... "For the first time, an HIV-like infection has been cleared from an animal without the use of antiviral drugs," according to a study published Thursday in Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Systemic Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Persons with HIV Infection

... lymphomatous infiltration of the entire length of the gastrointestinal tract. In the setting of underlying HIV infection, systemic NHL truly behaves as an opportunistic neoplasm, overwhelming those immune mechanisms ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Study Finds Immune System Benefits of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Animals Infected With the Monkey Form of HIV While Taking These Drugs the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria: Oral Presentation: Kersh, et al., Oral PrEP during mucosal SHIV infection reduces viremia, preserves CD4 counts, and raises potent T cell responses Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP),... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

question on delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
...exposure", no infection or infection with delayed seroconversion. 4. Since rabies virus has a very long inoculation time before systemic infection, what about HIV? 5. As we know that HIV infection is a vigorous process. Does this suggest... Read more »


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


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Hi everyone! i am a 20 yr old virgin, but i just got back from spring break in daytona, it was a little crazy and i did some really foolish things with a kid i met the first night. We ended up taking a shower together, and afterwards i gave him... Read more »