1350: HIV stages

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1350: HIV stages
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Stages of HIV
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  1. What is stage 1 of HIV infection?

    What is its category?
    Primary infection.

    A
  2. What is stage 1 of HIV infection?

    What are its s/sx?
    Non-specific, flu-like symptoms.

    Lack of Abo.
  3. What happens during stage 1 of HIV infection?

    What is meant by the viral set point?
    Rapid viral replication and dissemination.

    Viral set point: balance btwn amount of HIV and immune response.
  4. What is stage 2 of HIV?

    What is its class?
    HIV asymptomatic.

    A.
  5. In stage 2 of HIV, what is its CD4+ lymphocyte count?

    What happens before reaching the viral set point?

    Can the immune system defend itself?
    >500 CD4 lymphocytes.

    Chronic asymptomatic state begins.

    Yes.
  6. What is stage 3 of HIV and what is its class?
    HIV symptomatic.

    B.
  7. What is stage 3's CD4+ lymphocyte count and its s/sx?

    What is the category of stage 3 and how is it treated?
    200-499 w/ a gradual decrease.

    s/sx: flu-like symptoms (as Primary Infection stage 1).

    Once category B, treated as category B.
  8. What is stage 4 (final) of HIV and what is its class?
    AIDS; class C.
  9. What is stage 4's CD4+ lymphocyte count?

    What happens if it is <100?
    <200 CD4+ lymph.

    <100 = significantly impaired immune system.

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