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Time Between Hiv Infection And Onset Of Disease Symptoms

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV-seropositive mothers had developed AIDS or persistent immune deficiency. In contrast, among 64 seropositive children, 30 percent presented with AIDS within 6 months of age or with oral candidiasis followed rapidly by the onset of AIDS. By their first birthday, 17 percent died of HIV-related diseases ( European Collaborative Study . Lancet 1991;337:253). In a study in New York, investigators followed 84 HIV-infected and 248...
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Curious

Please i will like to know the symptoms of HIV.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...time between the initial infection and developing significant symptoms is approximately 10 years. Nowadays, if a person with HIV infection is carefully followed by a doctor and starts treatment based on their CD4 count, they may further delay the... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...VIII). Meningovascular syphilis occurs a few months to 10 years (average, 7 years) after the primary infection. Unlike the sudden onset of thrombotic or embolic stroke syndromes, meningovascular syphilis is associated with prodromal symptoms... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time as I am not sure if this is the right course of action to be administered to patients suffering from syphilis coupled with HIV infection. Is there a simpler way to treat syphilis without going for lumbar puncture procedure? I am also worried... Read more »

time

what is the period of time the first symtoms can appear?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The average time period between initial infection with HIV and onset of illness is about 10 years in people who do not start antiretroviral treatment. If someone with HIV starts treatment when their Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Treatment During Primary HIV Infection as a Method of Altering the Epidemic Spread of HIV?

...bands on Western blot within 30 days. Two of the cases involved single sexual encounters occurring prior to the transmitter's onset of symptoms. Another case involved multiple exposures, but all occurring before day 2 of the transmitter's onset... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...Overview Scope of the HIV Epidemic HIV Is a Retrovirus Replication Cycle of HIV Transmission of HIV Early Events in HIV Infection Course of HIV Infection HIV is Active in the Lymph Nodes Role of CD8+ T Cells Rapid... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

...for uninfected persons -- a history of severe allergy (i.e., anaphylactic allergic reaction) to hens' eggs, or a history of onset of Guillain-Barre syndrome during the 6 weeks after vaccination. Can people with HIV/AIDS receive the live... Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...10 to 40 percent will not experience these flu-like symptons, every person who becomes infected with HIV goes through acute HIV infection. This phase of infection presents an enormous risk both to the person who has become infected and to his... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or "swollen glands" that may be enlarged for more than 3 months. Other symptoms often experienced months to years before the onset of AIDS include * Lack of energy * Weight loss * Frequent fevers and sweats * Persistent or... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys, I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »