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The Beginning Symptoms Of Hiv Virus

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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I seem to have bouts of recurrent parvo virus symptoms

I am a 41 year old female who was diagnosed with parvo virus in October, 1996. My treatment at the time was prednisone and naprosen. I suffered for eight months. My doctor advised me to be patient it would go away. (I don't remember any of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear VG,I'm assuming you are HIV positive as this site is dedicated to answering questions related to anemia and fatigue in people who are HIV positive. Let me tell you a bit about Parvovirus B-19. It is quite a common infection. In children it... Read more »

How long is it from being born with HIV to when symptoms and AIDS begins?

is it possible for a new born child with hiv not to show symptoms for ten years or more. what is the maximum period for a new born baby with hiv to develop symtoms or to progress to aids...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As treatments have significantly improved over the past few years, the length of time from infection, to when symptoms begin, to when full-blown AIDS begins, have significantly increased (both in children and adults).... Read more »

beginning therapy with low viral load

i know you think that low viral load means my symtoms are not hiv-related, but i fit the profile of a steadily progressing aids victim. profound fatigue, mouth ulcers, narrowing of my face and body, constant tender nodes and glands, and a general...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sorry, have we discussed this before? If you are having symptoms that can be due to HIV infection then it does not really matter if your viral load is low or CD4 cell count high. Current guidelines recommend HIV therapy for those with symptomatic... Read more »

recent sero conversion and when to begin treatment

I had a negative HIV test April 18th, followed by a positive test May 5th which was confirmed by Western Blot. I was very ill for 5 days when I had the first test with flu like symptoms, sore throat, and swollen glands but no fever. My doctor...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Based on what you have outlined it sounds like you had seroconverted by May 5th and the symptoms of primary HIV infection occurred about 3 weeks before that. A viral load of 107,000 is not out of range for this May 5th time point. Very high viral... Read more »
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When to begin treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I know lots of people say to begin treatment before t-cells fall to 200. Mine are 200 and my viral load is 50,000. I guess I have to start. Anyone out there waited without consequence?

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ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
Hi...If you have ARS symptoms two weeks after an unsafe episode and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the... Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, but it does cause a brief illness after infection similar to ARS. Are there many other... Read more »

A New Beginning

Posted by daybyday, 4 Replies
One week ago, after a routine yearly physical, I found out I was HIV Positive. No one would ever be able to know looking at me...I'm in my 40s but still hold on to the 32" waist I had in college...I've worked out all my life and although I've... Read more »