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Fever & Acute HIV Syndrome

HIV is a progressive disease, with distinct stages being evident, from transmission until late-stage AIDS development. Acute HIV infection is one of the earliest periods, when tests do not even detect the virus in the body, but which can cause fever and other flu-like symptoms.

Testing for HIV & AIDS

Importance of TestingHIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) are both viruses that currently have no cure. They are also both highly contagious diseases that spread through sexual fluids and blood. Getting tested not only allows you to get on...

Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of HIV Viremia

Several studies have suggested that achieving plasma HIV-1 RNA levels below the limits of detection (as low as < 20 copies/ml) within several weeks of initiating a new regimen is predictive of long-term success of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

HIV Elite Controllers

Left untreated, HIV will progress to AIDS; that is generally the rule. But there are exceptions -- HIV positive people that don't progress to AIDS, even in the absence of HIV medications. These people are referred to as HIV elite controllers.

Global AIDS

When I started treatment 6 years ago, I only had 2 CD4 cells/l.

Ask the Experts - Antibody-Positive Yet HIV RNA-Negative Child?

I am responsible for the care of HIV-infected and exposed children at my hospital in Curicica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We have about 70 infected children. I care for an 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed at the age of 7 by 2 positive ELISAs plus Western blot methods. She has no symptoms and her ...