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What Are The Different Stages Of Hiv Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Late Stage HIV infection with OIs?

Hi there,I'm a 25 year old woman living in the UK.I am honestly at my wit's end and don't know what to do anymore. I have been feeling unwell since March- strange headaches, raised lymph nodes, sinus infections,yeast infections,...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI want to start first with the basics about HIV transmission. It occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid, blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mother to child through breast milk. Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission,... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

Different manifestation of a common primary HIV infection symptom?

Dear Dr,Thank you from the bottom of my heart that you have been stretching your helping hands to those who desperately need some answers. I posted a question about couple weeks ago but went unanswered. I would appreciate it if you could kindly read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Worried Soul,As I hope you and our other readers know this Forum is dedicated to questions pertaining to HIV-related Fatigue and Anemia, questions pertaining to possible infection should be directed to our forum on Safe Sex, Prevention, and... Read more »

Advanced Stage

Thank you so much for replying about my sister serious condition. I wanted to give a little background of what happened. She got infection (herpis genital) and they gave her some medication fot that. After starting the treatment for infection her...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting again.Sounds like your sister is getting better.My main concern is whether the medications you've listed are complete. Tenofovir (once daily) + lamivudine (300 mg once daily) with atazanavir (300 mg once daily) is... Read more »
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my brother's late stage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
In march my brother collapsed. He turned out to have late stage aids infection, with encephapathy and dementia. He is 43 and a homophobe. He is home alone now refusing the available communities help. He is doing better, but I am having trouble... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

Test generation I, II, III, what's the difference?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows the differences, or can give me a pointer to find the differences, about the different generation tests. I understand the newer ones are supposed to be more sensitive at early stage. But has there been any... Read more »

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 »