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When Does Herpes Appear After Becoming Infected

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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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Reccurring Herpes Infection

I am not on any ARV treatment because I can no longer afford what I was presribed after being on Triomune for one month, 4 months ago when I had to stop its use as it induced hepatitis.I have now got very frequently recurring herpes infection, at...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I am assuming that you are taking acyclovir only at the time you develop herpes. Anyone with recurrent herpes, should consider taking acyclovir daily to prevent recurrent infections. Have you tried that? Alternatively, one could also take... Read more »

Kaposi's first appearance

Doctor Frascino , I want to express to you the admiration for all the great information this site provides plus your humorous , friendly answers to even the most stupid questions from many of us , internet users ...and well , im afraid here is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your kind comments. Regarding Kaposi's sarcoma, it can present at any stage of HIV disease, although it's much more common in late-stage disease after the immune system has been decimated by the virus. I'll repost below... Read more »

How long after infection does thrush typically appear?

Dear Dr.,I'm very confused. All the literature I've found on HIV says that, on average, people infected with HIV don't have symptoms for 5 to 10 years. If this is the case, how long does it take for CD4 cells to diminish to the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
That is correct-- on average, it takes 5-10 years for symptoms to appear. It also takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't... Read more »

What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I've addressed the issue of lymph nodes on MANY recent responses so I don't want to repeat all the response here.I'll address your two questions1) How soon after HIV infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon... Read more »
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ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

When will the swollen nodes appear after HIV infection?

Posted by esia501, 1 Reply
I've totally stopped from doing free sex for about a year. Lately i've had fatigue, diarrhea for three weeks (weight is not decreasing at all), feeling wanna vomit/nausea, joint aching. I wonder when will the lymph nodes swollen when HIV infected in... Read more »

symptoms an when do they appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
well its been more than 4 weeks since my possible infection and i still havnt felt anything wrong with my body, iv been eating alot (as usual LOL) and i also was in a travel to europe wich i felt great.
i heard that symptoms come 2 weeks after.
is... Read more »

Can symptoms appear after 5 days :(((((

Posted by aldananir, 1 Reply
I had anal sex 8 days ago and at some point i recognized that my partner removed the condom
I am terrified ... 5 days later i started having cold symptoms (4 days and a half to be precise ) sore throat and mucus .... I am also experiencing ulcers... Read more »