Are Hiv Symptoms Constant Or Do They Come And Go

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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
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HIV Testing

Does it take years for HIV antibodies to show up on a test? I had a test around 1996 and then again in 2003. They were both negative. I donated blood in 2004, 2005 and 2006. I have battled with anxiety over the years and just started medication...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative HIV tests in 1996 and 2003 are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. (Your blood would also have been screened for HIV when you donated blood in 2004, 2005 and 2006. However, blood donation screening... Read more »


Hi doctor.I am a busy college student that has constant stress with that has a immune dyfysciancy which does not help with my current worries. I had a bad encountor when a couple years ago which i was forced to have sex with someone who said he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...out of you, well, let's just say his bedside manner leaves much to be desired. While I'm glad he is cognizant of the signs and symptoms of HIV acute retroviral syndrome and is aware that sexually active young adults can be at risk, his statement... Read more »

OCD about HIV

i know you get many questions regarding OCD about HIV and AIDS. I tested negative a little over six months ago. At a pap test about a week ago i learned i had a yeast infection but was unable to get the medication right away. A few days ago i had...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The symptoms of HIV infection do not occur so soon after infection. Vaginal yeast infections are extremely common and are not a sign of HIV. The Read more »

part two-- hiv symptoms or stress? Please help

Dear Dr. Bob, I wrote you earlier today regarding getting a viral load. My name is Bob as well. Anyway, I am sorry for writing you twice, but I want to convey all of my symptoms. I had an unprotected sexual relationship over the summer of 2003...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Negative HIV tests nine months after a potential exposure are indeed considered to be conclusive and definitive. I see no reason for additional testing, including viral load testing.Your symptoms are not consistent with HIV ARS or HIV disease.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Most new drugs have been tested by comparing them to zidovudine. "Early treatment" with zidovudine was tested in people with no symptoms of HIV disease. The study showed no benefit to taking zidovudine. But zidovudine is used as part of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...using a genetic test, HLA-B*5701 before starting abacavir (see Fact Sheet 416 ). When to Start Treatment Patients with symptoms of HIV disease or with less than 350 CD4 cells should all be treated. Treatment is recommended for patients... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...develop extrapulmonary TB. Active TB in the lungs can cause the following symptoms: coughing for more than 3 weeks, weight loss, constant fatigue, night sweats, and fevers, especially in the evening. These are very much like the symptoms caused... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

...These interactions can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. New interactions are constantly being identified. Make sure that your health care provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are... Read more »
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