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What Are The Initial Signs Of AIDS

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS, OPEC Fund for International Development Sign Initiative to Combat HIV/AIDS in 14 Countries

UNAIDS and the OPEC Fund for International Development on Friday signed a "Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS" to boost the fight against HIV/AIDS in 14 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean,... Read more »
National Minority AIDS Council

Deadline is this Friday, May 13! Ask your Rep. to Sign the FY12 Minority AIDS Initiative Letter!

Washington, D.C. Dear NMAC Members and Supporters, Please contact your Representative TODAY and urge them to support the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) letter being circulated by Rep. Waters! Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) has drafted a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Media AIDS Initiative Announces New Public HIV/AIDS Education Initiatives at XV International AIDS Conference

Actor and AIDS advocate Richard Gere and MTV President Bill Roedy on Tuesday at a Global Media AIDS Initiative press conference at the XV International AIDS Conference announced several public HIV/AIDS education campaigns primarily targeting youth... Read more »
Ask the Experts

KS development upon initial HIV infection?

I am worried that I was infected with HIV about 4 months ago and am waiting to get tested within the next month (for a more definitive result). I'm concerned about a few reddish brown lesions -- a bit smaller than a pencil eraser that have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You need to get tested to put your mind to rest. Knowledge is power. You may need to get one of your lesions biopsied to find out what's really going on. You ask a very specific question-- Can KS appear upon initial HIV infection? It's... Read more »

Hiv to AIDS only 1 year after initial infection

I was tested negative for HIV 1.2 years ago, but seemed to have symptoms of flulike hiv contraction at that time. Since then i got retested just over a year later and my result was not only hiv pos, but AIDS with CD4 count 97 and viral load of...
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 is unusual, but not unheard of. This is a complex issue that depends on your underlying immune system and the type of virus that got transmitted to you. Some viral strains are more aggressive in attacking and killing t cells than others. There... Read more »

initial dx of AIDS after PCP and esophogitis; what next

My brother was just diagnosed with AIDS after a lengthy bout of esophogitis and PCP. He spent three days in the hospital where he was finally told that he had time to adjust to a positive HIV test result. My question is this: How sick...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your brother got PCP, then his T-cells are most likely less than 200, and probably significantly less than 200. He is potentially vulnerable to a broad range of other infections, so as soon as he completes 21 days of treatment for PCP he should... Read more »

Can my Doc refuse to sign my disability continuance?

I have been diagnosed with aids for 5 months. My Doctor signs a form every 3 months for benefits continuance.Can she suddenly deem me 'fit for work' and refuse to sign the form?I was diagnosed initially with vl over 500,000 and CD4 125...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
With HIV treatment being so successful, may people are seen as having a chronic condition. This can limit or end disability benefits. Yes, your physician can decide not to support further disability if he feels it is no longer medically waranted.... Read more »
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How bad can initial infection get?

Posted by Anonymous
OK. So now I'm getting worried. How bad can the symptoms of HIV be in the first 4 weeks following exposure? I still have gastritis (from 6 days post exposure), and today (15 days post exposure) I am developing a sore throat and having severe... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

rotten teeth a sign of aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have several really rotten teeth. does anyone know if this is a sign of aids?

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