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Offline TheRoof

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Clinical Latency Stage
« on: July 18, 2009, 07:26:08 PM »
I converted to positive in September 08. Ever since that of course I have been reading up a ton about the disease. Though have barely heard anything about the sympthoms during Clinical Latency.

What ARE the sympthoms or side effects during the Latency Stage.

I know that this is a period of no side effects really I hear. But what are the weak common side effects. I can never find much info on this.

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Re: Clinical Latency Stage
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 07:37:15 PM »
These things can vary by individuals to a huge degree but the fact is that many people have zero symptoms during clinical latency. Clinical latency, of course, can last a long time, so eventually most people do start getting symptoms as the immune system is taxed more and more.

I found out in August 2008 because my partner tested positive so I got tested. He was already having many symptoms, he had lost weight, was extremely fatigued, had little appetite. If it had not been for him getting tested I would not to this day have had any reason to think I had HIV because I don't feel anything out of the ordinary at all. I started meds (today actually) because I want to at this point treat it before my immune system gets more damaged but I still feel totally fine, not sick at all, no symptoms of anything.  

Many of the minor things that can happen when a person is in the HIV clinical latency period are things that can happen in general to anyone. I had a MRSA infection about 3 years ago for example, but many people without HIV get these so it's not necessarily a reason to think one has HIV.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2009, 02:36:23 AM by Inchlingblue »

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: Clinical Latency Stage
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 10:19:33 PM »
I had niglht sweats for years, receding gums and really high inflammation markers on blood tests (tests for c-reactive protein).
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%
2014 VL UD - 48
2015 VL 130 Moved to Triumeq

Offline TheRoof

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Re: Clinical Latency Stage
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 12:06:19 AM »
I think what I am noticing is that I am having issues with neuropathy. Its not so much paranoia, but I feel that after I acquired HIV my body has been feeling.. different.

I do meditation, yoga so I notice the little things more. Though I am not on meds.

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Clinical Latency Stage
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 02:44:28 AM »
 really high inflammation markers on blood tests (tests for c-reactive protein).

It's quite possible I have high inflammation markers but I don't think those tests have been done on me.

One thing I forgot to mention, which, before I knew I had HIV I had no reason to attribute to HIV, is that I get headaches, sometimes migraines. As with the MRSA, since many people who don't have HIV also experience headaches/migraines, it's hard to pinpoint how much of it is due to HIV, though some of it, if not all of it, must be.

theroof: When you say neuropathy, can you describe what you are experiencing?


Offline TheRoof

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Re: Clinical Latency Stage
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 02:54:37 PM »
I feel that I have tingly feelings in my body. Usually I notice this when I more relaxed. I feel it more in the lymph nodes and neck. But of course its very minimal.

I did notice something. I've  never had more then one mouth ulcer in my life.

though in May I acquired two, that has never happened to me before. So in actuality I wonder if the HIV has something to do with it. When they say there is practically no sympthoms during this stage I understand what they're saying.


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