Typical Acute Retroviral Syndrome Disease Progression

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...of a highly successful government and industry partnership to combat a lethal disease. AZT is now primarily used in the fixed dose combinations Combivir or Trizivir. Since the approval of other more convenient and safer antiretrovirals, the use of AZT in HAART therapy has decreased significantly. There is one time when AZT is still considered "preferred" which is for a pregnant woman during her pregnancy -- this is the recommendation of...
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thrush= disease progression?

Hello Dr. Feinberg,I've been trying to get answer to this for months, but no luck. A bit frustrating in light of the some of the questions answered.Can you please help?Supposing a friend has oral thrush one month after a risky exposure. I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There is no perfect, all-encompassing answer to what acuteretroviralsyndrome may consist of. Typically, it is a mono-like illness that can be complicated by the types of problems that Read more »

Acute HIV infection or Disease progression?

Dr. Holodniy,My last negative HIV test was May of 1999. In November and December I had extremely risky sex. In the end of November 1999 I had flu-like symptoms. All through December 1999 and January 2000 I experienced extreme fatigue, swollen...
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
...If your dates are correct, it sounds like acuteretroviralsyndrome. The difference in the two viral load tests would not be considered significantly different and within the Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome and Seroconversion

Dear Dr. Gallant, If a person infected with HIV experiences acute retroviral syndrome, does that mean that s/he is in theprocess of seroconverting? Would a standard HIV antibody test given two weeks after recovering from acute retroviralsyndrome...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Yes, someone with the acuteretroviralsyndrome is in the process of seroconverting. The best blood test to diagnose someone during that stage is a p24 Read more »

Question regarding acute retroviral syndrome

To the person who wrote about acute HIV and possible infection with new and resistant strain, your question was lost. An answer however, is below.
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...actually sounds more like you experienced a predictable rebound in your viral load after stopping your medications leading to an acuteretroviralsyndrome. Any time you experience a dramatic increase in viral load, there is a risk of such a... Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by the FDA on March 19, 1987, with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children 3 months of age or older. This medicine... Read more »
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...Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The... Read more »
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