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What Is The Second Stage 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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second stage

Dear Sirsorry but you are the only can you help me.I was diagnosid + but after one month after the resolt my DC he said I was on second stage, is possible? my opinion no because on the past I done many test all negative untill one nigth to be stupid...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The stage terminology you are using is not routinely used for HIV infection. I recommend that you see a local HIV specialist to sort out your HIV status and receive counseling appropriate to you situation. Many people with HIV infection have little... Read more »

Going for second labs, after URT infection

The facts: HIV+ for 9 months, not on meds, first labs had good numbers (CD4 757, 38% and VL 70 copies). Last week I developed a scratchy throat which turned into a sore throat, cough, accompanied by very mild fever. Viral/bacterial pharyngitis I...
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
1. Depends on the clinical presentation and stage of HIV infection.2. Not sure you even had a bacterial infection and therefore the necessity of taking antibacterial agents.3. I usually recommend 2-4 weeks after an acute infection.... Read more »

Efficacy of Second Round of HCV Treatment for Co-infected Patient

I am an HIV/HCV co-infected patient. From October 2002 through March 2003, I was on a Peg-Intron/Ribavirin combination with an ALT range of 427 at the beginning to 138 at the, an AST range of 174 to 146, and an HCV viral load of 21, 700,000 and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would advise that the chance of responding to a different interferon preparation would be very low. However, it is fortunate that your liver biopsy shows mild disease so I would simply wait until better therapies come along. I would also get a... Read more »

Less than 5 seconds of unprotected anal!!! HIV Infection Risk???

Hello Dr. Cordova, I have read countless posts and have conducted (what seems like) endless research on the subject, and as many answers and blogs on my particular situation as I've found, I have not found a satisfactory answer seeing as how my...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Overall, your risk was fairly low. Oral sex is a safer-sex activity, and does pose a real risk for transmission. The unprotected penetrative sex was extremely brief which makes transmission unlikely. An HIV test at 90 days will give you a... 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 »

HIV transmitted through precum for 4 seconds of anal sex?

Posted by mooch3r
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HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »