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Can Acute HIV Symptoms Appear Late

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...including a complete list of AIDS-defining illnesses, see " Mortality Trends " from the Winter 2005 BETA . It is important to note that this definition of AIDS may apply to HIV positive individuals who have never experienced symptoms of HIV disease. Receiving an AIDS diagnosis does not necessarily mean that the diagnosed person will die soon; some people have lived for many years after their diagnosis. This is even more the case today with...
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How soon can infection acute symptoms appear?

Hello Doc!I started freaking out (again) - on Fri evening I had protected receptive anal intercourse with an unknown guy. After he came once he continued the intercourse without changing the condom. At some point the condom broke while he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Radiology Resident,PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) should be started as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours after an HIV exposure. I would suggest you download a copy of the updated guidelines for PEP in both the occupational Read more »

How soon can acute infection symptoms appear? Part II

Hello Dr. Frascino!Thank you very much for your reply! Apparently I couldn't make myself clear enough - probably because I'm not a native speaker.With my question I didn't mean the ARS - of course I know it take a couple of weeks to develop (and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Toni,Although regional lymph nodes may be the first to encounter HIV, for a number of immunologic reasons we do not see an initial isolated lymphadenopathy reaction. HIV reproduces extremely quickly and is largely unchecked by the immune system... Read more »

please answer my question? (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2009)

1. after 8 weeks of my possible exposure develop dizziness for almost 3 weeks now...this is ARS? I WILL SEND DONATION TO YOUR FOUNDATION..
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Very doubtful. Dizziness is not a common symptom of HIV acute retroviral syndrome, particularly if it's an isolated symptom. You can read much more about ARS symptoms in the archives. Read more »

fever no other symptoms = hiv?

hii just want to say that by just reading around, i think you are doing great work, and i have read several comments about donations to your foundation.....i would like to donate if you would show me how (excuse my ignorance)anyway, to my question i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hospital.Although I do not suggest analyzing "symptoms," as they are so variable and unreliable, I will advise you that your isolated fever six weeks after a potential exposure is not worrisome for HIV ARS. Symptoms associated with HIV ARS... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...for HIV. 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... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...man. After five months off therapy, he restarted on a protease inhibitor regimen boosted with Norvir. IRIS appeared a few weeks later as a skin rash, and prednisone was used. His health improved somewhat but then the rash returned along with a... Read more »
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Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

Acute signs?

Posted by 559guy, 2 Replies
...for two days but i have excessive gas. i can feel my stomach doing strange things but really not bad pain. Ive been depressed lately and very tired i lost about 15 pounds in about 3 weeks. Im constantly itching especially my armpits. and im... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
...I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99. 10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. Read more »