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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Can first test results suggest date of infection?

Hi.I am HIV+, 48 yr. old male.My first HIV blood test was about three weeks after I first succumbed to seroconversion illness. The results were:HIV-1/2 Screen MEIA ReactiveHIV-1/2 Supplemental ReactiveHIV-1 Western Blot Weakly ReactiveHIV-1...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It sounds from your symptoms and lab test results that infection occurred about 2-4 weeks prior to symptoms developing.... Read more »

Low CD4 with Low VL in First Year of Infection?

My HIV test results of Feb. '98 and July '98 were negative, but my Feb. '99 HIV test came back positive. A follow-up HIV panel showed my CD4 at 383 but with viral load around 650. Isn't such a low CD4 rather unusual in the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The CD4 count is on the low side, but well within the range of folks I have seen following acute infection. You didn't say what kind of HIV test you had in July, but an antibody test could certainly be negative following symptoms in June. Your... 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
If I understand you correctly, your doctor thinks that you recently acquired both HIV and HCV infections. If your HCV infection is acute, then your best chance at cure is with rapid initiation of therapy. However, with that said, there is no data to... Read more »

If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »
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What are the first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am a female. I was just wondering if some of the women out
there that have hiv/aids would tell me what some of thier first
symptoms where. I would really apprectate it. Thank You.


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what were your first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Those of you with HIV or AIDS what was your first simptome you notices that began the curriousity that you may have been infected
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what are first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi i am getting tested in a week and i just wanted to know what symptoms occurred that are related to hiv. I could maybe be 6 yrs positive now would I be having any symptoms and also is karposis sarcoma very rare in women Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »