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The Term Aids Applies To The Most Advanced Stages Of Hiv Infection

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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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gum bleeding and advanced stage of AIDS

Hi, I just met a wonderful guy last week and I sort of suspected he was HIV+, but during our first conversation he said he was living the hospital due to gastric problems. After that we had our first date and we deep kissed for one hour or so. Then,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You ask "Am I overreacting?" The answer is yes, you are. Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible."Undetectable" means your buddy is on effective combination antiretroviral therapy (HIV medications) that have driven his HIV... Read more »

Advanced Stage

My sister is having ulcers in the groin area. Her HIV was detected around 2004. It's been 5 months and ulcers are not going away and her CD4 count has been dropped from 350 to 27. She is having fever, diarrhea and her heart rate is ranging...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear about your sister's predicament. The first and important question is what the cause of her ulcers is. Often, they are herpes virus infection, but the list of other possibilities is long. We'd... Read more »

Advanced Stage

Thank you so much for replying about my sister serious condition. I wanted to give a little background of what happened. She got infection (herpis genital) and they gave her some medication fot that. After starting the treatment for infection her...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting again.Sounds like your sister is getting better.My main concern is whether the medications you've listed are complete. Tenofovir (once daily) + lamivudine (300 mg once daily) with atazanavir (300 mg once daily) is... Read more »

Advanced Stages -- The Bottom Line

Results discussed at the recently held "Fourth Conference on Retroviruses &ampOpportunistic Infections" seem to paint a rosyprognosis for HIV infected persons who begin triple therapy soon afterinfection. However, I'm unclear on...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
I don't now of any good survival estimates that reflect the advancements inantiretroviral therapy. The drugs have not been out long enough, and thereis enormous variation in how people respond to these therapies. Thatvariation is dependent on... Read more »
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i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »

Dreaded it but applied for FMLA

Posted by planonstaying, 1 Reply
I used almost all my time i was so ill when i was seroconverting. The Dr wrote the paperwork up jsut stating i need time for medical apointments since I am not expected to be ill from HIV but, I am seeing a number mental health and medical Drs... Read more »

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 »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours.

My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for good... Read more »