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What Are Symptons Of Acute Retroviral Syndrome

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs 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 is also approved for use in HIV infected women to prevent the virus from being passed to their babies...
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obsession with Acute Retroviral Syndrome

Hi Rick,I dont have a question as such. Though I would like to write a little about my experiences, and hopefully help someone who is going through what I went through. I hope someone who is fearing the worst about their HIV exposure can get...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your comments. Your story is a perfect example of how an obsession with Acute Viral Syndrome or HIV/AIDS, can destroy a persons life. The solution to problems such as this is counseling. Counseling helps a person discover, Read more »

Just Clarifying my Observations - JB

Hi Doctors, I have made an interesting obseevation on some of the questions raised in the "HIV Testing Section" of this forum. My observstions are: Many of the people who wrote in to on the topic of symptons have commented that they experienced some...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...The pain in these areas represents a non-specific symptom that is consistent with but certainly NOT diagnostic of acute retroviral syndrome. Certainly in this circumstance there is no substitute for a visit with a health care provider and... 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 acute retroviral syndrome is in the process of seroconverting. The best blood test to diagnose someone during that stage is a p24 antigen, a Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...others, avoiding this guessing game can save them from a great deal of anxiety.Recent HIV infection (acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome) should only be considered if ALL of the following are true: 1) You had unprotected vaginal or... Read more »
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Retrovir

...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... Read more »
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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...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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Acute HIV Infection

...harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact Sheet 124... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) get health problems even though their HIV comes under control. An infection that they... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Seroconversion ------------------------------------------------ Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing. ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms... Read more »

SEROCONVERTING QUESTIONS. ACUTE VIRAL SYNDROM

Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »

HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
...may 2009 which is the 18th week since possible exposure, i got 4 day fever, rashes,diarrhea and muscle pain,does acute viral syndrome can occur on the 18th week? could this be hiv symptoms? Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths Read more »