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Is this an early warning of HIV?

Hi, about 11 days after I had casual sex -the condom broke-, I got one of theworst flus that I ever had... chills followed by high fever, severe muscle aches, etc. The flu symptomslasted about 3 days and then subsided. I heard that people infected...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.What you are describing is called "Acute Viral Syndrome". Within the firstfew weeks after infection, some people with HIV show symptoms due to AcuteViral Syndrome. This occurs during your bodies initial response... Read more »

CBC test - Warning flag for HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky, Hi. I have a 3-part question: I am curious, would a abnormalCBC test result (red & white blood cell count, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flagfor possible HIV infection? In regards to "symptoms" of HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...time:"1) I am curious, would a abnormal CBC test result (red & white blood cellcount, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flag for possibleHIV infection?"A CBC (Complete Blood Count) is a very general series of tests that looks... Read more »

A warning about resistance and staying undetectable

This is not so much a question, but my own experienceI hit the virus hard, went from VL of over a million, and CD4 count of 160, to undetectable and 650, kept it that way for a couple of years with Combivir (AZT 3TC) and Efavirenz/StocrinI was going...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Thank you for this important story: I agree with this message. In particular, a percent of patients will have recurrence of symptoms of HIV infection when they stop medications, in which case it is appropriate to go right back on the same... Read more »

faq on jama hiv/aids site

mr.sowadsky. i just visited jama's web site,on the faq portion the question was what are the three warning signs that someone might be hiv-t,in order they were. 1) seborrheic dermatitis.2)"true"mucopurulent sinusitis.3)bacillary angiomatosis. my...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your questions.I took a look at the JAMA website to see what they mentioned. There arenumerous warning signs that a person may have HIV (not just three). This isbecause there are numerous symptoms associated with HIV... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

British Government, HIV/AIDS Advocates Warn Decreased Aid Budgets Could Lead to Reversals in HIV/AIDS Treatment Progress

...promise to provide universal access to AIDS treatment," the British government together with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) warned Tuesday, Reuters AlertNet reports. "At an ' emergency meeting ' in London to reinvigorate international efforts... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MSF Warns of Consequences Patients Living With HIV/AIDS Will Face Without Maintained Global Fund Support

... Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) recently warned of the "dire consequences" patients living with HIV/AIDS could face after the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experts Warn Increasing IDUs in Eastern, Southern Africa Could Threaten HIV/AIDS Fight

...injection drug users (IDUs) in eastern and southern Africa stands to harm efforts to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in the region, warned experts gathered at the World Forum Against Drug conference in Sweden on Monday, Agence France-Presse ... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...spread. Since HIV is commonly spread by sexual contact, now is the time to give your children correct information about sex. Warn them of the dangers of casual and unsafe sex. Let them know that needle or syringe sharing for intravenous drug use,... Read more »
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A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

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The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
There is a reason not to use a pcr rna for testing. I had an oral exposure insertive and receptive with very little cum and caugt an std. I had almost none of the classic symptoms except thrush and swollen lymph nodes and within the first 2 weeks... Read more »