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Time It Takes A Hiv Positive Person To Start Showing Signs Of The Disease

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a bit long, so brace yourselves...I just tested positive for HIV on October 27 (with result on November 1 ...). The test was done as...
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
1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position of the US FDA has been up... Read more »

Donation following answer!!! 30 Days after sex, showing symptoms, terrified it may be Acute Hiv!!!

Hello Robert, I'm a 24 yr old male. 30 days ago I had sexual contact for the first time with a young lady.I wore a condom, but stupidly only rolled it up a little more than halfway.I penetrated her vagina for a while, then we finished with her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're 24 and had your first sexual contact just 30 days ago??? Hmmm . . . a bit of a late bloomer, but that's OK. You very wisely used a condom, even if you only rolled it halfway down your tallywhacker. Having the "business... Read more »

Is bruising for an HIV+ person usually a sign to start ARVS?

Hi, my fiancee has a t-cell count of 900 and viral load of 8000. Just recently she has been getting painful bruises mostly on her legs. She also reports being fatigued all of the time. She has not started on a course of anti-retroviral medicatons...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the cause of your fiancee's painful bruising over the Internet. Her HIV specialist should be able to evaluate this problem. It's unlikely it's HIV related if she has a CD4 count of 900 and low HIV... Read more »

When can i start taking any kind of treatment?

Hi Dr Francisco, i tested +ve 2 months back, my CD4 count was 1196, i need to find out do start taking any treatment or anything as i intend to stay healthy and live longer.Kind regardsTS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, The optimal time to begin antiretroviral therapy continues to be debated. See below. I would recommend that you discuss treatment plans and options with your HIV physician specialist. In addition there are many things you can do to help stay... Read more »
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When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

Testing and showing positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Quick surevy. I would like to know how long it took people to seroconvert? Did it take less that 3 months or did it take longer than 6 months? It's because I read and hear about 25 days being the average, 3 months being the most, and 6 months being... Read more »

Is it possible to start showing ARS symptoms 4-5 days after potential exposure???

Posted by dpj, 2 Replies
Is it possible to start showing symptoms 4-5 days after potential exposure??? Read more »