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Acute Retroviral Syndrome Within Days

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What else could it be besides Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

I performed oral sex on a man of unknown serostatus eight days ago. He was well-endowed (10 inches) and the sex was a bit rough as he battered my throat with his thrusts. Ultimately, I was too slow in pulling off his penis when he ejaculated and got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...muscle/joint aches and brief bout of the Hershey squirts -- these are certainly not diagnostic or even all that suggestive of HIV acute retroviral syndrome. There are gazillions of other conditions that can cause these very common symptoms,... Read more »

Floaters and early infection of HIV

Please note that I have also sent this question to Dr Judith Feinburg,M.D. I would appreciate a... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptoms

Sorry to add yet another question about acute retroviral syndrome, but I have read some conflicting... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Study May Shed Light on Acute Retroviral Syndrome

...Acute HIV infection, also referred to as Acute Retroviral Syndrome, is often characterized by high fevers, headache, myalgia (muscle Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...tablet called Combivir. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Trizivir. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dose of zidovudine is 600 mg a day (either 300 mg twice a day or 200 mg three times a day).... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet twice a day (12 hours apart); two 100 mg capsules three times a day also available, with or without food, and no food... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...not to skip or reduce doses. How Is Zidovudine Taken? The recommended dose of zidovudine for adults is 500 mg to 600 mg daily. Zidovudine comes in 100 mg capsules and 300 mg tablets. It is also available in liquid form. In 2009 the FDA... Read more »
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HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
...first week of may 2009 which is the 18th week since possible exposure, i got 4 day fever, rashes,diarrhea and muscle pain,does acute viral syndrome can occur on the 18th week? could this be hiv symptoms? Read more »

Symptoms 3 days after?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to put on a condom. He then tried to insert himself. After about a 1 inch into me the condom broke., he then pulled out. 3 days later I felt hot all over, no chills like a fever would give you and no noticeable rise im temperature. Is this... Read more »

Unlucky Part II (A year Later)

Posted by uglyduck, 4 Replies
...dont know how much time passed... but i think like a week later I was making out with my girlfriend and she had the FLU, (2 days later ) i had a pharyngitis that lasted probably 3 or 4 days.. but the scary part is that I have had some serious... Read more »

Meaning of Acute

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I thought the meaning of the word acute meant temporary and not long lasting, as opposed to chronic, which means persisting. I hear a lot of people think they have "acute" Read more »