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HIV Symptoms, Phase One, Phase Two, Phase Three

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Ask the Experts

How soon after exposure could acute phase begin?

Hello, I had unprotected sex on Thursday night and ejaculation into my anus was involved. My partner said he's HIV negative, but the next day (Friday) I became achy and the day after that (Saturday)my achyness continues and I had some fever type...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jeff,Yep. Two days is way too soon for acute retroviral symptoms related to primary infection with HIV. Symptoms take weeks, not hours or days, to manifest.Certainly unprotected receptive anal sex is the most risky sexual behavior. Testing at... Read more »


my partner and i always practice safe sex, but last night the condom must had come off and we did... Read more »

Br. Bob Help!!!!

hi. i'm a 31 year old straight Canadian male who just recently had unprotected oral sex with man... Read more »
The Body

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 »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

On the Trail of a Vaccine

...are just not easy. Q: Some people I've talked to are worried that an HIV vaccine could infect you with HIV, or cause symptoms of HIV disease. What can you tell us about that? A: None of the vaccines in development at this point have a... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Blockbusters Beckon

...ribavirin have several serious side effects, including depression, anemia, and neutropenia. Some of these side effects overlap with symptoms of HIV disease and side effects of certain HIV medications. Potentially dangerous drug interactions... Read more »
The Body PRO

Growing Syphilis Epidemic Among HIV-Infected MSM in New York City

...don't know if gonorrhea is more or less infectious than syphilis, but when you have a positive RPR and you're in that secondary phase, it's very contagious because it's in the bloodstream and so any of these mucus membrane exposures [could... Read more »
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Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...recurrent cold sore despite getting at least half a dozen bad ones during the first few 2-3 weeks of my infection(the acute phase). Before this strange infection I would have to take lysine pills when eating meals high in arginine nuts or almond... Read more »

Asymptomatic condition!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Based on Dr Bob's comments, asymptomatic condition can go on for a decade. What does this mean??doed this mean that someone would not be able to get a positive result from the ELISA? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...What is the consensus of this board as to when symptoms of HIV will first begin to appear after infection that are in the post ARS phase, that is once the ARS period has elapsed, 1 to 3 months Read more »

10 weeks (con't.)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
thank you guys for your time and answers. i think the main reason i'm worried is because it was honestly one of those sexual encounters where the very next morning i was like " I shouldn't have done that. That was stupid." But if you were to develop... Read more »