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Three Stages Of Hiv

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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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hepatitis c stage three tumor marker 8.8

I have had diagnosis since 1990 , I feel I am declining in my energy level. Do I have cancer now???...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
I think you are asking about whether you have liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma. This is a cancer that can arise when there is cirrhosis, or scarring, of the liver, due to chronic hepatitis C infection. This diagnosis is typically made by a... Read more »

Is an HIV test at three months conclusive?

Concerned Male, 20, writing. (I just sent this letter, but I think it was at the wrong forum so I am sending it here as well). I have a scary story and I just want to ensure that I am ok. Last year, on the night of October 8, I was drunk and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Let me get this straight. You either had an alcohol-induced blackout or were drugged by two strange men, and the last memory you have is one of them saying, "We just want to see you get fucked?" You then woke up the next morning on an... Read more »

HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below!Happy Healthy Holidays to you and yours.Dr. BobDoctors in Berlin claim to have found a "cure" for HIV (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) Dec 18, 2010Hi Dr. Bob. I was on the internet and ran... Read more »

KS in two to three years?

Hello. Would it be very unusual to develope Kaposi's sarcoma two to three years after exposer. Also, could you describe what early lesions look like? Thank you....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) is a cancer that is now believed to be due to a virus(HHV-8) that is most likely sexually transmitted. This is an opportunisticdisease, meaning that it primarily shows symptoms, given the... Read more »
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Three weeks ago today

Posted by Trav, 4 Replies
Sorry my story is probably just another story you guys may have read about, but for those of you who do read thank you.
On July 3, 2012 I got the results that I'm HIV positive. Since then I feel like I've been living in a fog. I was already dealing... Read more »

Evolution of my First Three Weeks after testing

Posted by TheGoodLife, 2 Replies
DAY 1: Preliminary positive, Rapid Elisa test. I took the news very hard, and I almost passed out. I spent the next 24 hours in bed, panicked, crying and shaking. Bad, bad day. One of the worst ever.

WEEK 1: Researched, researched, researched... 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 »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »