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What Is The Final Stage Of Infection Caused By Hiv

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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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Final stages of HIV?

My mother is caring for my brother and his children. They say he is in the begining of the end stages. His mood swings are nasty, he can't remember simple converstations, and he has trouble breathing.What can we expect and what should I tell...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your brother's breathing problems suggest that he may be developing an infection in his lungs or airways. This needs medical attention quickly. Respiratory problems like pneumonia can also cause problems like agitation, confusion, moodiness and... Read more »

final stages

Our son is in the final stages of hiv. He has also had mental issues his entire life. He was with hospice, but called 911 and made his 35th visit to the emergency room in 6 months, which took him out of the hospice program. He appeared very...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The confusion, disorientation, and agitation are consistent with either delirium or severe dementia. If his level of alertness is waxing and waning (sometimes alert, sometimes somnolent or unarousable), then it is more likely delirium, which can be... Read more »

Final stage

My brother Alfonso has 10 CD4, he is in the final stage of AIDS. He doesnt look well but the doctor say he is stable. He gotPCP, Candida an some infection in his stomach. All of these thing are under control with a lot of medications I cant find...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I'm afraid that it's hard for me to give you much specific information or advicethat will help you or your brother. There does come a time when the most important thing you can for someone is to keep them as comfortable as possible, to... Read more »

Is this the final stage?

My friend has had HIV/AIDS since 1992. He was recently doing fine until the seizures started. He has recently been very absent minded and has been losing alot of weight, what's happenning?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The "final stage?" I certainly hope not. Is your friend seeing a competent AIDS specialist? If not, he certainly should be! There are a number of potential causes for his symptoms. That "he was recently doing fine" would... Read more »
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my friend is now in the final stages...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Watching my best friend die, it really hurts

My friend is now in final stages of aids, I try very hard to stay
positive for her sake. We have been friends for over 20 years, I
am telling myself that I should be grateful I have had her for
this long,... Read more »

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 »

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Well my test has finally arrived & yet I have put it into the wardrobe as can't bring myself to use it! Yet the answer to my long awaited question is at arms reach away from me!

I have been on this website for weeks on end. Its took over. Seconds... Read more »

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 »