|Are symtoms of infection common amongst family members?
Jun 15, 2002
I am currently in the process of seroconverting as evidenced by a falling cd4/cd8 ratio, which is now less than 1. I have experienced continuous, ongoing symptoms despite being now 15 weeks post-exposure. Symptoms include back muscle spasms, pruritis, diarrhea, dizziness, ear "fullness",fatigue, irritability, tingling and burning in my peripheries. It has been pretty awful as you can imagine. Prior to the onset of my ars symptoms, my wife was exposed on a single occasion and is now developing similar symptoms.
My question is: Is it inevitable that my wife will experience such similar awful neurological symptoms as me, given we have been exposed to the same virus, or can I take any comfort in thinking that this is not neccessarily so?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Everyone who is acutely infected with HIV has somewhat different symptoms. Some have very little or no symptoms at all.
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