Hiv vs aids

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Avatar m tn Then once I was actually in the clear from my tests, I still couldn't move on from the fear I had somehow still contracted. I would notice a reference to HIV or AIDS on tv or in a movie and have a small panic attack. I took tests at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 6 months, and finally 7 months. I am just now starting to overcome this fear.
Avatar n tn I would check an HIV/AIDS support forum. This here's for HCV folk. Please excuse me if you do have HCV, just wasn't sure by the sounds of your post. But as was mentioned above, candida (yeast) is the cause of oral thrush most...all?... of the time, so maybe you should check that out. Good luck finding your answers!
Avatar m tn Posted this in another thread- thought is was worth its own journal page. From my experience on HIV forums, it's clear that for a substantial portion of posters, the forums just don't work for them. For the highly anxious, words on a computer screen have limited reassurance power. The poster may receive a small reduction in anxiety, and then it comes back, so they return to the forum to try to receive that small benefit, without addressing the root of the problem, and the cycle continues...
Avatar m tn In Miami we do 3 months as being conclusive. Miami also has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevelence rates in the U.S (may be the highest) so testing would have to be very accurate here and they consider this 3 month test final. 6 months is for the ultra rare cases (already have compromised immune systems, cancer patients, chemo., etc...). Hope this helps some.
Avatar n tn Then it's used to asymptomatic HIV, that is the person may have HIV but not display symptoms as in not reaching AIDS. I think the body of medical research consensus that HIV does not have symptoms. Confusion lingers on, does dormancy mean that the virus can go undetected by standard tests (ELISA, Oraquick, Orasure) up to 10 year?
186166 tn?1385262982 A lot of people have been writing questions about early symptoms of HIV infection. Many of these people do not seem to have any risk for HIV, but may be having some kind of anxiety related to an encounter with a sex worker (or as in the case of question one, a strip club). Most have tested negative for HIV and are beyond the window period. They report a wide array of symptoms, some of them are very severe.
660680 tn?1225218837 state that 12 weeks is the magical number for a clean bill of health regarding a positive HIV test. I was at my local clinic on Wednesday and after my 8 week test (which was negative), they stated that I should come back at 12 weeks and then if that test is negative I should return at 6 months (24 weeks) for a final verification. What is the "real" answer? Is the conclusive at 3 months (12 weeks) or is it 6 months (24 weeks)?
Avatar n tn In addition, 139 other cases of HIV infection or AIDS have occurred among healthcare personnel who have not reported other risk factors for HIV infection and who report a history of occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, or HIV-infected laboratory material, but for whom seroconversion after exposure was not documented.
Avatar f tn Immune overactivity causes unpleasant side effects, such as allergies and inflammation, and can lead to immune exhaustion and collapse, one aspect of HIV/AIDS infections. One of the most important roles of antioxidant supplementation is to control the side effects of excessive immune system activity. Several products very popular in Europe, such as extracts of butcher's broom and horse chestnut, similarly act in part by reducing the destructive side effects of immune function.
Avatar n tn 2) Your weight changes don't mean anything one way or the other. 3) OHL is a sign of advanced HIV (AIDS) and doesn't occur in the first weeks of a new HIV infection; and I've already discussed the coated tongue. Here is another thread that goes into detail on the window periods associated with various types of HIV test: Bottom line: If any symptoms continue that you are concerned about, see a doctor or clinic.
Avatar n tn Overgrowth with yeast or fungus in the respiratory tract is sometimes associated with AIDS/HIV. However, since you haven't had a culture done on this one, it could just be a viral or bacterial sore throat. (I posted this one for the pics at the bottom) (This site has pics and some good information on Thrush as an STD) (This is a link to a Google Image search for Strep throat.
1035252 tn?1427231433 http: //aids .gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/overview/what-is-hiv-aids/#where http: //aids .gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/overview/myths/index.html sorry I never know what links MH is going to *** out so I always add the spaces...
480448 tn?1426952138 I am very honored to be a regular contributor on the HIV Prevention Forum here at MH. The forum is very busy, and we often get the same inquiries over and over. I figured that putting together a journal entry covering the most popular topics, and just laying out the facts may be helpful. I also invite Lizzie Lou and Teak to share their thoughts, and to cover anything I may have missed.
Avatar m tn were do you get these questions from, there are different strains of hiv and 2 types of hiv (hiv+1 and hiv+2) hiv+1 is the more common type which is normally found in people from europe and america whereas hiv+2 usually effects the african community!
Avatar f tn 6 weeks is a great indicator, if one receives a negative at the 6th week, should be rest assured that he/she doesn't have it however better safe than sorry, 12 weeks confirmatory test would mean NO friggin chance ! * A 6 week's result changing ahead is very very unheard. And the reason I say that a 6 week's negative is encouraging for an individual with a normal immune system is ; 1.
Avatar n tn When comparing the risk of acquiring HIV, which is greater when comparing unprotected oral vs. protected vaginal intercourse. Many times hooking up with a female leads to unprotected oral in a relationship far before protected vaginal intercourse and may not lead to vaginal intercourse at all. I have read the forum and I see the that the quoted risk for receiving unprotected oral is 1 in 10,000, but you all have never seen a convincing case, does this include giving oral to a woman?
Avatar n tn He's a denialist and that information is ****. He's also one that says HIV doesn't cause AIDS, which is ridiculous.
Avatar m tn Maybe I am a little slow sometimes, but I didn't realize until this morning that each state had a number you could call to answer questions about HIV/AIDS. Oh well. So, I decided to pick 5 and call them. I explained my situation to each of them and told them my test history (1 week, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 5 months). Everyone of them told me (in so many words) that I had nothing to worry about and that I had overtested. Here is my question.
Avatar f tn I believe they manage the bulk of HIV/AIDS, and should be generally quite capable of handling routine HCV cases. Often very good clinicians are poor communicators, particularly specialists; they tend to have that vision that’s ‘half an inch wide and ten miles deep’. They’re really good at their field at the expense of perhaps basic communication skills. To add to that, sometimes there’s a spoken language barrier as well; is English your doctor’s native language? Could that be an issue maybe?
Avatar m tn If my last test turn out to be hiv + i don't know what i'm going to do for support. You think it would be more active than it is...
Avatar m tn Hi, Opus88 I feel for you in this having not so long ago had to have my 20yr old euthenased, but the deciscion was pretty much made for me by the Vet, & they reassurred me afterwards it was the right thing to do for her as she was to old & already had other health problems, so they felt surgery to find out what was now going on, wasn't i her best interests, so having recently been through the same dilema, I really do feel for you.
Avatar m tn Dear Mr XXXX from what you tell me it seems unlikely that you have received an HIV -infection at this past event. HIV-antibody -tests become usually positive up to 6 weeks after infection and remain positive thereafter. To confirm the data finally you can ev let make an HIV-PCR assay, direct virus detection, highly sensitive. If also this is negative (what is likely) I would exclude that you had been infected with HIV in this past event described.
Avatar m tn Understand that if you never share needles, or have unprotected sex with a person of a unknown status you'll never get HIV. I guess if you are in a brutal car crash with a person who has HIV you could possibly get it then?... Anyways, I had to learn to accept the facts, accept my negative tests, and not believe my guilt and anxiety over proven science. I promise you that the incident you explained did not give you HIV, you have negative test results to prove that.
1024580 tn?1331577721 Romero and others, in their article describing an excellent and diligent long term study failed to identify any risk at all in transfer of HIV from an HIV positive to an HIV negative partner through oral sex. In total 19000 episodes of oral sex were documented amongst 135 heterosexual couples over ten years and in 34% of these episodes the HIV positive male ejaculated into the HIV negative females' mouth. (Romero J et al.
Avatar m tn His advice was to wait 6 months and get the blood test, I do not believe he is very HIV/AIDS savvy (for lack of a better word) seeing as where I live HIV is not very prevalent, also from reading this site I understand that a test at 3 months is just as accurate. SYMPTOMS about 4 or 5 weeks from the encounter I noticed swollen glands in my neck which lasted 4 days, with no other symptoms other than the start of my hayfever season.
Avatar n tn Peripheral neuropathy--if that is what you have (but seems unlikely)--is a manifestation of longstanding, overt HIV with severe immunodeficiency (ie AIDS); it is rarely a symptom of early HIV infection (if ever).