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What Happens When You Get Hiv Or Aids

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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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Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The prognosis is actually quite good. If the tumor is doubling in size so rapidly, then the tumor is more likely to be very responsive to chemotherapy. The person is question needs all the things treated simultaneously. He needs the infections... Read more »

What happens between ARS and AIDS?

Dr. Bruce,Thanks for everything. You are truly inspirational. I guess my question is kind of general. We always hear about ARS and how "on average" it happens 2 weeks post exposure. Also, we always hear about how on average it takes 10...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You are asking what happens between the time periods of seroconversion (turning positive)[ARS] and the development of AIDS. One could write volumes on this subject; I'll write a few sentences with the clear understanding that this is far from... Read more »

Im HIV positive and scared about whats happening to me

I dont know whats happening to me, I've been positive for 6 months and i had thought my sero conversion was over but i keep getting blisters in my mouth on my back and chest on my legs between my toes and on my palms; I cant keep going to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately, I can't diagnose the cause of your rash over the Internet.You are HIV positive and your insurance company dropped you???? That's immoral and unconscionable! I'm sure there is a special place in hell reserved for... Read more »

Dont know what is happening

I am currently pregnant- about eight months. During one of my visits to the doc, I was given an HIV test- I do not know if it was Elissa or WB. However, I was told that it was positive. However, my Viral load was okay and CD4 count was fine. I have...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I would strongly advise you to very quickly get a second opinion with a doctor who is very experienced with HIV disease. (Check with your health department.) It is important to take the actual lab reports with you, so the doctor can help your... Read more »
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Testing Nightmare - Has this happened to any of ya

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I took an HIV test at a local planned-parenthood last Monday (had to wait around for 2 1/2 hours). Well I go in to get my results ... the girl at the counter says it will be 20minutes. Well ... an HOUR goes by and I go up to her and ask her... Read more »

now it happens that many of us can get angry...

Posted by Anonymous
Now it happens that many of us can get angry while considering
this issue of AIDS, and maybe this anger is something that we all
share in common. Consider the situation of survivors who, for at
least 15 years now, have lived with the problem and... Read more »

Miracle's do happen!!

Posted by Benders, 5 Replies
I went with my ex boyfriend of two and a half years yesturday for same day hiv testing. They took his blood in the morning and then we had to wait 7 hours for the results, all day we convinced ourselves it would be the worse but low and behold he's... Read more »