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Time For Primary Hiv Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
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HIV family???

Hello dear sir,You answered a few questions last week and I dontaed $25 . I would like to donate another $25 to your foundations.My and my wife decided to explore our sex lives and had a threesome with a pro and i wore a condom and it didnt break...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation her "window period" for there to be any potential HIV-exposure risk. The window period is the period of time after primary HIV infection before anti-HIV antibodies can be detected in the bloodstream. The window period is defined as the... Read more »

I neeed your answer dr bob,. Donation coming

Hi. Dr Bob, Your awesome by the way, i love your sense of humor makes everything a little easier lol but anyway.. im a hetrosexual male...over three months ago i had protected and un- protected oral(recieiving) sex with a women in a foriengn country...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seroconvert (develop detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood) within four to six weeks from the time of primary HIV infection. As for your question about testing, if the person tests positive at eight weeks, as your question... Read more »

dated someone who was HIV positive...

Dr. Frascino,Quick question. I dated a guy for a couple of months involving physical intimacy. I found out six months later that he was HIV positive. Obviously I should get tested. However, I understand that even exposed to HIV, depending upon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ELISAs or rapid tests, screen for these circulating proteins in blood, plasma or oral fluid. The period of time between primary HIV infection and detectability of anti-HIV antibodies is called the "window period." During this time the... Read more »

$100 Donation, General Health

Dr. Bob,First of all thank you for addressing my concern about 1 month ago. I donated $100 and received your letter and DVD, I think and know this is all such a great cause - my gained knowledge through your forum is now so valuable. My exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...robust immune response, including production of specific antibodies. 3.Yes. "Infection" generally refers to the time of primary HIV infection, rather than, say, the time of seroconversion.4.No. You would still be in your window period (three... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Time Trends in Primary HIV-1 Drug Resistance Among Recently Infected Persons

...frequency of primary resistance to NNRTIs is increasing, although resistance to all available classes of antiretroviral therapy remains rare. Back to other CDC news for July 29, 2002 Previous Updates  |  Search the CDC archive Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Finding the Right Use for Treatment Interruptions

...2000. They reported the results of treatment interruptions in people treated with HAART within 72 hours of diagnosis of primary HIV infection. It is very important to note that the promising results reported in this study were not seen when STI... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

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

...routine testing has been called into question. Patients experiencing PHI are a time-limited minority. By far, the vast majority of HIV infections are thought to occur as a consequence of the risk behaviors of chronically infected individuals.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...On Primary HIV Infection What is primary HIV infection? Primary HIV infection is the period of a few weeks or months after a person becomes infected with Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...drugs, while AIDS doctors throughout the world started using viral load for everything from diagnosing illness to confirming HIV infection. The new uses for viral load emerged and gained popular acceptance despite the fact that, according to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...proper laboratory testing. Patients with the syndrome may have fever, fatigue, rash, pharyngitis or other symptoms. Primary HIV infection should be considered in any patient with possible HIV exposure who presents with fever of unknown cause. The... Read more »

unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contrary to recent suggestions that a majority of HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are due to unsafe medical practices, an expert group convened by the United... Read more »