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What Are The Stages Of Herpes

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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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Early stages...

Dear Doctor Kull, what are the early stages of Herpes and what are the symtoms? Do you get like headakes or something like that?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The initial outbreak of genital herpes, sometimes referred to as primary herpes, can involve (in the genital region) blisters, open sores, itching, pain, or burning upon urination. In more severe cases, a person can experience flu-like symptoms... Read more »

last stages so soon...

My cousin has been diagnosed with aids. he has only had for about a year and its already in one of the last stages, why did it go into full blown so fast? the girl he got it from is fine, she also gave him herpes. Now is kidneys are only working on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unfortunately some patients don't handle the virus very well (due to their immune system or genetic make-up)--there is a wide range of outcomes from 20+ years with HIV without any problems to full blown life threatening AIDS within a year of... Read more »

HAART in Hep B in early stages

Dear Doctor:I send this case to shared with you.Feed back more than welcome.Best Dr JGCGenderMALEAge29 YRS Past history (including pathologies justifying actual staging) HIV TESTED IN2004, HERPES ZOSTER 2YRS BACK, NO HISTORY OF KOCHS STAGE I HIV...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If the virus is replicating, yes I would be inclined to treat. However, the problem is that using a drug like lamivudine can lead to HBV resistance, so I usually like to combine it with a drug like tenofovir, but you don;t have access to this.You... Read more »

Advanced Stage

My sister is having ulcers in the groin area. Her HIV was detected around 2004. It's been 5 months and ulcers are not going away and her CD4 count has been dropped from 350 to 27. She is having fever, diarrhea and her heart rate is ranging...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear about your sister's predicament. The first and important question is what the cause of her ulcers is. Often, they are herpes virus infection, but the list of other possibilities is long. We'd... Read more »
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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 »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you have late hiv infection, and have herpes, wouldnt you breakout more often without any meds?

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end stage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
anyone have infomation on end stage hiv has anyone been at late stage and not had hiv antibody, at clinic they told me at late stage you may not have antibody, ive had so many problems and after high risk tested but neg but no reason why all... Read more »

The 5 Stages of Pos

Posted by riverprincess, 4 Replies
A way to see and understand about life being pos. There are 5 stages that we mentally/emotionally go through once you pass through just the senseless fear of being tested.

Stage 1-- You think being diagnosed as pos means a death sentence. Your fear... Read more »