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What Are Some Symptoms Associated With Acute Phase Hiv Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
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Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than Read more »

Co-Infection with HCV and peripheral neuropathy problems - What to treat first

I have recently confirmed after after 2 neg test that I am pos for HIV/HCV in month 4. During this period I developed Trush that will not go away (Ny and chroz) and recently developed NP of my feet. My CD4 is very low at 320 for a newbie with very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...treatment with interferon is that it will also cause your HIV viremia to decline. One point against it is that it can sometimes be associated with candida esophagitis (10 cases in the APRICOT treatment trial).A lot will depend on what your HIV... Read more »

very worried (SUPERINFECTION MAY CAUSE INCREASING VIRAL LOADS AND A SECOND SEROCONVERSION ILLNESS)

my partner and i always practice safe sex, but last night the condom must had come off and we did not know until after we finished. he is + undetectable and I am a woman that is + not undetectable and I have not started on any meds because my cd4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partners is real; however, exactly how often this occurs we do not know. It appears to be more likely early in the course of HIV disease. I would not be excessively worried. Both you and your partner should have routine monitoring of your HIV... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...injection drug use (IDU).HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV infection. A high degree of MSM-specific clustering was found through phylogenetic testing."Though... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

...is characterized by nonspecific clinical symptoms. 1 AHI contributes disproportionately to HIV transmission because it is associated with a high level of viremia, despite negative or indeterminate antibody (Ab) tests. 2 Diagnosis of AHI... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV Theories of Immune System Cell Loss in HIV Infection Central Nervous System Damage Role of Immune Activation in HIV Disease New Clinical Signs of HIV in the Era of HAART Therapy NIAID Research on the Pathogenesis of AIDS ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Basic Research on HIV Infection: A Report From the Front

...cell-mediated and humoral branches of the immune system, and their interaction with HIV infection and other pathogens at all stages of HIV disease. Thus, many researchers interviewed asked a plethora of questions focusing on this labor-... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...specimen to that of the non-treated control. Early infection is interpreted for samples demonstrating an AI less than 80% and is associated with the three to four month (120 days) time period from seroconversion. This method has been validated... Read more »

how could it be

Posted by skiter, 5 Replies
I tested positive on 05/06/2006 reactive ELISA twice and positive Western Blot then PCR RNA 9000cps. CD4 of 1680 and have seen Dr for last two years never had any symptoms at all just one time bad flu like illness and oral thrush. Have been... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...T-cell counts of 1,000 or more.) In addition, the definition includes 26 clinical conditions that affect people with advanced HIV disease. Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that generally do not affect healthy people. In... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »