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The Average Time Span Between The Initial Hiv Infection And The Onset Of Disease Symptoms In Untreated People

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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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time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Dr. Holodniy:I had downloaded some info from CDC for a class I'm teaching. It led to a question I don't know the answer to and can't seem to locate. It stated that "Because of the long period between exposure to the virus and...
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
I take it from your question, you are talking about symptoms of AIDS in HIV infection. During acute infection (acute retroviral syndrome, ARS) symptoms develop in about 2-3 weeks and usually subside after 2-4 weeks after that. Usually people... Read more »

average life span

I AM THINKING ABOUT NOT DOING TREATMENT FOR HCV,I AM ON ATRIPLA FOR HIV. CD4 460, VL UNDETECTABLE,QUESTION IS:WHATS THE "AVERAGE" LIFE SPAN WITH NO HCV TREATMENT? TESTED POS. 2005...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no "average life span" since some patients never develop disease, some progress very slowly, and others progress rapidly. So frankly, it only matters what your individual disease progression is.In cases like yours, where you are... Read more »

HAART and life span

How long, on average, do antiretrovirals prolong a person's life and what are the main reasons that they will stop working. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.This is a difficult question to answer with precision. Prior to antieretroviral therapy, the average time to progression to AIDS after HIV infection was about 8-10 years. However, it is important to recognize that some... Read more »

Low CD4s From the Onset of HIV Infection

Before I tested positive for HIV in June 1994, I was receiving HIV antibodytests every 4 to 6 months (because I realized I was in a high-risk group). Mylast negative test was in December 1993. However, when I tested positive inJune, I had a CD4...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There is actually no simple answer to thisquestion. CD4 counts can be highly variable. This is why we look not onlyat absolute CD4 counts, but also trends in these counts over time. We alsolook at CD4... Read more »
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connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »

Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

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Testing "average"

Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 3 Replies
I was just wondering, if the "average" person test + at 25 days, and ARS usually occurs between 2-4 weeks from exposure -- then some of those people could be experiencing ARS "while" testing positive?

Also, on some "common symptoms listings of ARS... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »