FAQ - hiv-associated lipodystrophy syndrome
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How soon after HIV infection can facial wasting/ lipodystrophy/lipoatrophy occur?

I am just wondering how long it would take for facial wasting (sunken in, hollow checks) to occur after HIV infection.
Can HIV on its own cause hollow cheeks/ after only a few months (2-6 months) of infection?
If not, what else could be the cause of hollow, sunken inn cheeks, that are continuing to become more hollow, be?

It depends on your immune system, how long it can cope until being fully suseptible to facial wasting. People live up to 10 years or more without any way of knowing they had it.  (+ info)

I have hiv.I have lipodystrophy,around my belly,but even worse around my neck and going into the back of my Hd?

What can i do about this,its getting worse,so worse people asked me about 4 times these week,what it was.

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How likeley is getting acute HIV syndrome?

After you contract the virus. How many people experience the flu like symptoms?

Depending on the study there has been a range of 40-90%. It is probably closer to 90%, but most people miss the symptoms, or think it's 'just the flu'. The symptoms are often mild, non-specific (they point to MANY causes), and self-limiting (they go away without treatment).

Check out the following video on Acute HIV infection. It is the best explanation of acute HIV symptoms and what they mean or don't mean.

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If babies can't get HIV from moms, how do they get Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Babies have their own blood streams, which is why they don't get HIV if the mother is HIV+ (unless something goes wrong during the birth). But if the mother drinks, it affects the baby. What is the difference?

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after having sex with a women who is HIV positive, how long will it take to infect me? what are HIV syndrome?

after having sex with HIV infected women how can i know that i m infected?

Most people who have HIV have no symptoms for several years after they get infected. Some have flu like symptoms within a few months after getting infected, but there is no way to tell the difference between flu symptoms caused by HIV infection and flu symptoms caused by actual flu.

The ONLY way to find out if you have HIV is to get an HIV test. It can not be diagnosed any other way. The testing is designed to detect antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Most people who have HIV test positive within 3 months after being infected, but in very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months for someone to test positive.

Once you are infected, you can transmit the virus to others within one day after you become infected--before you would test positive, and long before symptoms show up.

Get tested 3 months after your last possible exposure, then retest 3 months later. You can check the website hivtest.org to find free testing sites in your area. Just enter your ZIP code.  (+ info)

when does acute hiv syndrome show up?

would it happen immediately or after a few weeks?

the symptoms of acute HIV syn r: fever , tired feeling, Swollen lymph nodes, Decreased appetite etc.
The symptoms of acute HIV syndrome usually last for about 14 days after HIV exposure. They could last for just a few days, or they could last for several months.For one thing, the person who got HIV may not even look sick. And the signs and symptoms of HIV infection may look just like mononucleosis (mono), tonsillitis or the flu.at the time you have acute HIV syndrome, you probably won't have enough HIV antibodies in your blood to measure,n after 10 to 15 years, HIV kills so many CD4 cells that your body can no longer fight off infections.at this point the victim will get aids.  (+ info)

which immune cells are most often attacked during early HIV infection in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

the virus invades the helper t cells and the macrophages, hiding within their membranes. because both stimulate onee another att differenttimes in the the immune resonse, then the helper t cells are "disabled" they do not cause the macrophages to act. which results inthe diversion of b cell antibody production and the abscence of NK cell formation HIV IS A RETROVIRUS.ITS GENETIC MATERIAL IS RNA INSTEAD OF DNA.IT WRAPS ITSELF IN THE COMPONENTS FROM THE HOST HELPER TCELL MEMBRANE. ONCE INSIDE THE HOST AN ENZYME USES THE VIRAL RNA AS A PAATTERN FOR MAKING DNA AND INSERTS THESE NEW INSTRUCTIONS INTO THE HOSTS CHROMOSOMES. AT SOME POINT THEY ARE ACTIVATED AND THE PROCES CONTINUES UNTIL THE HELPER T CELLS ARE DEPLETED. so i guess t cells are the answer.  (+ info)

Acute HIV syndrome?

Is it possible for acute hiv syndrome to show up 30-45 MINUTES after exposure?
oh, just to clarify, I'm not worried that I have HIV.
I'm doing a project for school and I'm trying to get all the info I can get. That's why I ask so many questions on here about HIV.

No, absolutely NOT under ANY circumstances.  (+ info)

i think i got TSS (toxic shock syndrome) is it possible i can get hiv?

TSS and HIV aren't related

TSS is caused when the common bacteria staphylococcus aureus start to produce TSS-toxin1 that gets into your bloodstream and attacks your body - essentially it is a blood poisening which can have various effects including shutting down all your vital organs, it can kill within a week.

The First Dragon - people either die from TSS or are left with serious long-term health problems, they are never 'fine'.

Initial symptoms are fever, sore throat, headache, aching, vomiting, diarrhea, red eyes, skin flaking around hands and feet and low blood pressure. Symptoms begin after your period starts, and you may not get all symptoms, but if you suspect TSS remove the tampon saving it then go to hospital telling them you suspect TSS, even if you have doubts quick action may save your life. The serious phase lasts 4-5 days and it can kill within a week, survivers are left with serious life-long health problems.

HIV is a virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS),it's caught by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Although women who are HIV+ or suffer AIDS are at higher risk of TSS and other tampon-related health problems.  (+ info)

Acute HIV Syndrome? Please help!?

Two or three weeks after having unprotected sex with someone in the high risk group I got the following symptoms: high fever (103), cough, sore throat, muscle aches. NO vomiting or diarrhea or rash. I went to the doctor and he said its an upper respiratory tract infection and gave me antibiotics. They cleared it up immediately. Is it possible what I had was actually Acute HIV Syndrome? Thanks! I'm getting tested next week but very worried!

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