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What Are The Asymptomatic Phases Of Hiv Infection

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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »

Asymptomatic condition!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Based on Dr Bob's comments, asymptomatic condition can go on for a decade. What does this mean??doed this mean that someone would not be able to get a positive result from the ELISA? Read more »

Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

asymptomatic/other stds

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The word means we got or infected with it without symptoms. It sounds very unreasonable to me. If you carry it and your body cannot resist it then you are infected. The symptoms should appear because you can't fight over it. Does anybody understand... Read more »

prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the 51 documented cases of occupational transmission of HIV from... Read more »
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asymptomatic

I don't understand this asymptomatic phase. In all the years I have been HIV+, being hot and sweaty and fatigued have been symptoms. Do some HIV+ just have symptoms from the beginning?? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Yes, indeed. Every person's response to the virus is different. The differences have to do with a wide variety of factors including how each individual's immune system functions, and the exact type of virus contracted. We use the term... Read more »

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Common in early asymptomatic HIV infection?

Hello Dr.Feinberg, Great job your doing! Cheers to you for helping all of us! Four months ago(first exposure) and 11 weeks ago(last exposure), I had an unprotected sexual relationship with a Co-worker. We were with each other on 6 different...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thanks for your comments-- you're right, inte;lligence is no barrier to HIV infection. Despite your many worries, the fact that two test have been negative is hopeful. Hang in there!... Read more »

asymptomatic primary infection

First off, I'd like to say a very big Thank you, to you, Dr Frascino for all the time and energy you devote you strangers like me!Now to the point. A few short questions:1) How common, in your experience, is asymptomatic primary infection?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. There is a wide array of not only symptoms but also symptom severity associated with primary HIV infection. The 70% figure includes folks who had such mild symptoms that they chalked them up to something else. Just to give you an idea of... Read more »

Phase 2 HIV Infection

Hi Dr BobHope you are keeping well. My question is regarding phase 2 of the infection. I see that the only way you can really tell - besides a test is that you have constant pains in your glads/lymph nodes?Here is my situation - I had a unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The only way to determine if you have acquired HIV is to have an HIV-specific test. If you have followed the guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing and tested negative out to six months or longer from the date of exposure, you are definitively... Read more »
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Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Gilead Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial of Integrase-Based, Single-Tablet, Once-Daily Regimen for the Treatment of HIV

Foster City, Calif. -- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that it has begun enrolling patients in a Phase II clinical trial of its investigational integrase-based, single-tablet, once-daily regimen of elvitegravir, GS 9350 and... Read more »
Schering-Plough

Schering-Plough Initiates Phase II Study With Vicriviroc in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients

Kenilworth, N.J. -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that it has initiated a Phase II clinical study with vicriviroc, its investigational CCR5 antagonist, for use in first-line therapy of adult treatment-naive HIV-infected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Study Examines Best Time for Healthy HIV-Infected People to Begin Antiretrovirals

A major new clinical trial seeks to determine whether HIV-infected asymptomatic individuals have less risk of developing AIDS or other serious illness if they begin taking antiretrovirals sooner rather than later, based on their level of CD4+... Read more »