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Most Common Symptom Of Acute HIV

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough), are the symptoms contagious? In other words, would someone within the vicinity who has not been in sexual contact with the serconverted individual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms are caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIV and its symptoms are not transmitted like flu or the common cold, which have respiratory modes of... Read more »

Acute HIV symptom

Hello Dr. what you do as part of your foundation and this web site is something beyond words. You have the respect and good wishes of everyone who comes across your work. You give people hope, and the courage to confront their fears relating to HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Thanks for your kind comments."Chronic" sinusitis would not be considered part of "acute" HIV by definition. One is "chronic" (long duration) and the other "acute" (rapid onset followed by a short but... Read more »

Acute HIV symptoms

I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a girl about two weeks ago. As soon as it happened I became very anxious about what I could have just done to myself. Two days after this happened I got a fever, and by the next the fever was so bad that I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Fever is a common part of actue HIV infection and can occur from days to weeks after an exposure. That said, it would be unusual to occur after only two days. The reasons you see mixed results is because it is variable from person to person. At... Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Before I say anything about your question, please remember that any symptoms that you experience that cause you concern should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to... Read more »
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acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
hi, thanks for taking time to read this. first, let me say i almost never get ill & i haven't thrown up once in 15 yrs. worst thing i got must've been a cold. i had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman about a month ago. exactly 6 days later, in... Read more »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
hello, i had unprotected sex with someone i didn't really know six weeks ago. a week later i developed bacterial vaginosis. i was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought maybe... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question about the events following a potentially dangerous sexual encounter I had earlier in 2006. I had the encounter and unfortunately did not tell my significant other for about a week and a half. We did have oral sex once or twice... Read more »