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What Are The Three Clinical 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 »

HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below!Happy Healthy Holidays to you and yours.Dr. BobDoctors in Berlin claim to have found a "cure" for HIV (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) Dec 18, 2010Hi Dr. Bob. I was on the internet and ran... Read more »

hepatitis c stage three tumor marker 8.8

I have had diagnosis since 1990 , I feel I am declining in my energy level. Do I have cancer now???...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
I think you are asking about whether you have liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma. This is a cancer that can arise when there is cirrhosis, or scarring, of the liver, due to chronic hepatitis C infection. This diagnosis is typically made by a... Read more »

acute infection, considering a clinical trial

Dear Doctor:I am a 25 year old male who has recently (within the past 5 weeks) been infected with HIV. I've read various articles that all basically are inconclusive as to the benefits of early treatment during the acute stage of initial...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is certainly an important study - a previous trial of cyclosporine plus HAART in primary HIV infection showed very promising results. The use of Trizivir and Kaletra is a very aggressive regimen and not one that would likely be used outside... Read more »
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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 »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Job title: HIV Clinical Care Coordinator
Job Site: Ryan Center

Organization Brief overview:

The Ryan Center is an independent not-for-profit community health center serving the health care needs of residents of Northern Manhattan for more than 30... Read more »

Three weeks ago today

Posted by Trav, 4 Replies
Sorry my story is probably just another story you guys may have read about, but for those of you who do read thank you.
On July 3, 2012 I got the results that I'm HIV positive. Since then I feel like I've been living in a fog. I was already dealing... Read more »

The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!!

Posted by Virgo, 1 Reply
To all WW, please read thorugh this. It comes from the CDC website. Someday they will update ALL of their website.

Here's a recommendation that comes directly from the training manuals used by the CDC.

"All testing follows the same basic steps:

1.... Read more »