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Time Takes For HIV Symptoms To Occur

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...responds by sending white blood cells to the damaged area. Your circulatory and immune systems assist in the process. For the most part, acute inflammation is normal and healthy. By contrast, chronic inflammation persists over time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and tissues are healed and destroyed at the same time. While it's not well understood, chronic...
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Primary HIV symptoms and timing...

I think this refusal to committ to a time frame and proper set of symptoms is really frustrating, and in turn causes more harm than good.Why are we not hearing from more HIV+ people as to what their primary symptoms were?I have been following the...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...The dilemma is that it is difficult to identify acutely infected persons in real time, and therefore describing in detail the symptoms of acute HIV infection has been problematic. Even in the best case scenario, Read more »

positive for MAC , am i HIV+?, please dr this time!

Hello DrI have been diagnosed with Mac lung disease after 6 months of symptoms undiagnosed.I also have been concerned about an exposure to hiv about 6 wks prior to mac symptoms developing.hiv tests have been negative out to 6 mths and my physician...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm not exactly sure what you mean by being diagnosed with MAC lung disease. However, what is very clear is that whatever is going on in your lungs has nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. Your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests out to six months... Read more »

ARS Symptoms But Neg Test

Hi Doc,Im 4 weeks out of a pep course and have had night sweats every night now for 2 weeks and yesterday I came out with a huge cold sore.I had a HIV test last week whilst all this was happening and it showed up neg (it should have been at the 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,While it is true that by the time most HIV-infected folks experience acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms they will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies Read more »

how long is acute in terms of onset symptoms of hiv

I recently had unprotected sex with someone, and although he did not ejaculate in me, i still know that the virus could have been trasmitted. I asked him when the last time he was tested for HIV and he said it had been a few months prior to that...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is highly unlikely that you would experience symptoms that close to infection. Some research indicates that people develop symptoms approximately 2-4 weeks after infection, though it is feasible that someone could develop symptoms before two... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...than exposure to someone with long-term infection. One research study estimated that the risk of infection is approximately 20 times higher during acute HIV infection. The risk of passing HIV infection through sexual activity is also much higher... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Most new drugs have been tested by comparing them to zidovudine. "Early treatment" with zidovudine was tested in people with no symptoms of HIV disease. The study showed no benefit to taking zidovudine. But zidovudine is used as part of... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Ask if there are ways of taking the drug that make it easier to tolerate -- for example with or without food or at a certain time of day, such as bedtime Find out if you can treat mild side effects with home remedies, over-the-counter... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...is mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondria are inside of cells and produce energy by breaking down sugars and fat. At the same time, lactic acid is made as a waste product. Normally, the body breaks down lactic acid and gets rid of it. In... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/5470/img1305jk9.jpg My questions are as follow. Is it possible to have skin conditions associated with HIV as I described within this time frame (1 year 8 months)? Is it possible that this could be molluscum... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...hi, thanks for taking time to read this. first, let me say i almost never get ill & i haven't thrown up once in 15 yrs. worst thing i got must've been Read more »

symptoms are they?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...started to feel s soar throat this lasted for 8 days with a white covered tongue. During these 8 days i felt my face 2 or three times a day get very hot it would start burning. I would check fever and it said 79.9. I would think this was like... Read more »

Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. During this time I also started taking birth control pills. Did anyone that is positive ever experience the same? I know yeast... Read more »