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Timeline For Hiv Symptoms

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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms for HIV/AIDS

(These times are approximate and may vary greatly from person to person!) NOT Drawn to Scale! (Click the image to enlarge.) Key: AVS = Acute Viral Syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase Chain Reaction test [----] ... Read more »
Terri Wilder

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- Introduction

31 Years at a Glance 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views: Undetectable Bliss; Timeline of Women in HIV; Victory Over Addiction; and More

HIV News & Views, April 11, 2013 - TheBody.com April 11, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription BLOG CENTRAL Rev. Andrena Ingram: Undetectable? Whaaaat? ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Stress over acute symptom timeline

How quickly after exposure can acute symptoms (sore throat, Fever etc) present themselves? I recently received unprotected oral sex from a female shortly after she given oral sex to another man whose HIV status I do not know. I know the HIV risk is...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Acute symptoms of HIV (often described as flu-like symptoms) generally occur from one week to one month following exposure - not quite as soon as you describe. Speak with your physician about your concerns and follow up as planned with an HIV test... Read more »

HTLV-I Testing and Symptoms Timeline

I am confused concerning timelines. I understand that standard practice is HIV testing at 3 and 6 months and that possible no symptoms may be experienced (after possible ARS) for many years. I am howver confused on HTLV-1 as I read at this site...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The following is a GENERAL review comparing when tests will detect infection with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-I) infection, and when symptoms from this virus generally appear. HTLV-I is a different virus... Read more »

Acute Symptom Timeline

I've read where you say people develop acute infection symptoms in 2-4 weeks after exposure...can they happen faster than that?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Yes, one could experience acute infection symptoms earlier or later than the 2-4 week average. But please don't use this information as a way of convincing yourself that you are HIV infected. This information is primarily useful for those who... Read more »

Hiv timeline

I had a high risk encounter with a sex worker 3 years ago.But now im am worried i might be infected. I am in perfect health these 3 years; no shingles,weight loss..Am i safe or just that the symptoms hadn't come out?Do i need to get tested?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You can't determine your status based on the absence of symptoms. It's a good sign, but is in no way reliable. The average time it takes for a person to develop AIDS-related symptoms is about 10 years. Your best bet is to have an HIV... Read more »
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Timeline Question

Posted by Blixer, 2 Replies
I was just informed of a positive HIV test result this past Monday. I'm scheduled for a followup visit with an HIV specialist next Tuesday. In the meantime I'm wondering when I was infected and how long it has been. What led me to be tested was a... Read more »

Timeline...

Posted by Anonymous
Ok...here is a question for all of you. I see over and over people asking about symptoms timeline. It looks obvious that many folks possibly get signs of ARS a few weeks after exposure (some due largely to anxiety - others for real problems which... Read more »

progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »

disease progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »