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      #10216 - 09/28/00 12:32 PM

I have a question about weight loss due to HIV: I have not experienced severe weight loss, nor normal weight loss for that matter. But I noticed that even though I eat a lot I'm not gaining weight. Could this be due to HIV? Or an increased metabolism due to HIV?



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Re: weight new
      #10223 - 09/28/00 01:19 PM

Please get tested...



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Re: weight new
      #10229 - 09/28/00 04:30 PM

that doesn't sound too good...



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Re: weight new
      #10230 - 09/28/00 05:03 PM

Com'mon. Not gaining weight and you're worried about HIV?! Come back when you have a real symptom.



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Re: weight new
      #10233 - 09/28/00 05:36 PM

I'm having other symptoms too, such as sore throat (11th week), pain in groin and sometimes neck, diarhea once in a while (not consistent), headaches for a week, loss of appetite for ten days...all appearing after the 7 1/2 week mark, also at seperate times. I'm asking this because I think I remember reading something about this somewhere before but can't remember exactly where.



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Re: weight new
      #10244 - 09/28/00 08:39 PM

You didn't say what your exposure was. If it was high risk, then you should get tested. 50% of people will test positive by the 3rd week after exposure, so if one was infected, the results would show at this time. The rest of the people will have sero converted, i.e. produced HIV antibodies by the 12th week (3 month) period. You would have read discussions and debates about the 3 month vs 6 month window period. Generally, newer test (e.g. ELISA 3rd generation) will confirm infection by 12 weeks for 99.99 % for all. To answer your question. yes- 90% of HIV infections show fevers and swollen lymph nodes during seroconversion. Other symptoms include diarrhoea, fatigue and rashes.However, these symptoms can also be caused by other types of illness. So get tested, if you are worried. Only a test will tell. Good luck, and keep us all informed.



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      #10251 - 09/28/00 10:01 PM

my exposure was unprotected vaginal sex with a prostitute(for less than a minute), with ejaculation. no prior history of STDs and I didn't seem to contract anything from this girl. I'm supposedly in the 'low-risk' catergory, or so I'm told but I probably had a higher risk compared to most of the people on this board...



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