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6 Weeks After Exposure I Have A Sore Throat

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4 weeks s/p exposure, undetectable viral load

Dr. Frascino,I'm a health care provider, and I was stuck by a contaminated needle 5 weeks ago. To complicate things, I've had a runny nose/cough since 2 weeks prior to the stick.I got a sore throat 2 weeks later, and I went to the ED. They...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intervals when indicated. The recommendations for a significant exposure are for HIV-antibody testing immediately and at six weeks, three months and six months after the exposure. The quantitative HIV plasma PCR RNA viral load test that you had... Read more »

Concerned About HIV Exposure - Please Help!

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am writing to because I am terrified and need someone to talk to. Last week, I... Read more »

What should I expect from post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication?

Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please bare with me. As yet I've not had a positive test, but... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...no firm data exist, some recommend avoiding close contact for two weeks with those who have taken FluMist to avoid possible exposure to the live virus. In general, healthy people between 5 and 49 years of age can use FluMist. A flu vaccine... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...was better tolerated, resulting in only very small changes in kidney function tests. Nevertheless, recent studies show that exposure to azole treatment decreases the antifungal activity of amphotericin B. This will likely be the case for newer,... Read more »
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3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
...broke and there was 2-3 mins before I noticed and stopped. 3 weeks after the encounter, I came down with a horribly painful sore throat on one side!! It killed to swallow and my throat hurt to touch on the outside in some spots too. I had a... Read more »

Worried about symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello I have a question about some symptoms. On 6/11/06 I had a expossure. almost five weeks later i got the flu and sore throat and one day of fever. Since then I get a soar throat on and off and yesterday after almost 8 weeks of exposure my... Read more »

5 week test

Posted by pleasehelpme, 1 Reply
...Is this consistant with ARS? Persistant symptoms are unusual lack of energy,underarm tenderness,a small lump on my neck and a sore throat The other question I have is how much comfort could I take from a negative test at 5 weeks? It is what I am... Read more »

Sore throat...sinus drainage symptoms!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...cleared up within a couple days of taking the first one or two doses of antibiotics. Thats all pretty much gone, but now a week later I still have a lot of drainage in my throat (ick). Causing not really a "sore" throat...but an irritated one.... Read more »