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The Stages Of HIV Disease

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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
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Lymphocytosis, Neutropenia and HIV

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I have neutropenia (1.56, 27.9%) and lymphocytosis (3.41, 60.9%). Other parts of WBC are normal. RDW is 11.6 and Gamma GT are elevated. I am HIV positive, never been on HAART.I've been tested negative to HCV, toxoplasmosis,...
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
...You don't indicate what your CD4 count/percent or what your HIV viral load result is. Depending on the stage of HIV disease, HIV infection or other HIV-associated infections could be the cause, in which case, HIV treatment is the likely solution.... Read more »

Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The text is misleading. They are trying to say that symptoms related to HIV may take seven years or longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs in the vast majority of people within... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy. I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

Bell's Palsy

Is Bell's Palsy an indicator of HIV infection, early or late stage? Thanks.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Bell's Palsy is not an indicator of any stage of HIV disease. Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has demonstrated that anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stage HIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, can reduce the risk of death. In a... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Management of Pain in End-Stage HIV Disease

...an attempt to identify and treat the underlying cause of the pain. On occasion -- especially in patients with well advanced HIV disease who suffer from concurrent infections and/or neoplasms -- the underlying cause of a patient's pain cannot be... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines for HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections

...in people who are unaware that they have HIV; in such cases, the opportunistic infection may be the first sign of late-stage HIV disease. HIV-associated opportunistic infections also tend to occur among Americans who are aware of their HIV... 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 Read more »

seroreversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seroreversion english is not my native language but i am sure you can all learn from me. Read more »

immunosilent infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hallo, here is tom. I have a question for experts. I have read about "immunosilent hiv".(infection without antibodys) Anybody know ,how often it is? And would a pcr detect an immunosilent infection? I have tested for 18 months(hiv1 and hiv2) neg.,... Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual. Thanks Read more »