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When Do Early HIV Symptoms First Appear

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...over 50 have any special concerns around IRIS. So far, it does not appear to affect these populations more often or severely. What Does the Research Show? The research on predicting and diagnosing IRIS is still in its early stage, though more discovery releases new information every few months. Below is some recent study information. Asthma Medicine A type of immune chemical, called a leukotriene , causes different types of...
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Early HIV Symptoms

One wednesday night after having drank wine all day from being depressed over not having enough money, I decided to go to this strip club and watch. I bought shoes with me just in case I decided to dance. After a few drinks I decided to dance and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If you had unprotected sex, yes it's possible you contracted an STD, including HIV, even though your partner didn't pop his cork inside you. Yes, pre-cum can transmit HIV."Symptoms" that arise "hours" after a potential HIV exposure are not due to... Read more »

Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in the... Read more »

Is this early HIV symptoms? Please answer.

Hello Dr- 4 weeks ago I had a high risk incident with a girl in Thailand. Basically I very stupidly got drunk and had unprotected sex with her. For two weeks now I have had what can only be described as a mild sore throat. It's not very severe but...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is correct that the most common manifestations of acute HIV disease are more widespread than just a sore throat, and may involve all the things your doctor mentioned to you. However, it is also possible that it may present with just a sore... Read more »

Early HIV symptom

Hi Im a dentist and had a surgical procedure with a patient with history of ex drug abuser (cannabis). After the treatment when i removed my gloves which seem intact , i noticed slightly intact skin around my wrist which feelt burning sensation when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk seems incredibly low for HIV infection given the scenario you described with a px of unknown HIV serostatus. I would ask the px if he knows his HIV status and if unknown kindly ask him to get an HIV test. YOu can also discuss with your own... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...executive, said, "It is very worrying that" physicians "and other health care professionals are often missing the signs and symptoms of HIV infection." Jack added, "This can mean they become seriously ill in the longer term and respond less well... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...power. If you find out that you are HIV-positive (infected with HIV), you and your healthcare providers can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...all, I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did... Read more »

HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...sound ridiculous but honestly it was one of the first signs that I started to worry. Is it possible that OHL can show up in early stages especially if the viral load is high? Last summer, around June/July (almost a year after possible exposure)... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

nodule on Parotid Papillae early sign of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms. I've also done a HIV-Elisa test on 13 december 2001 (4 months later) wich was negative. What do you think: could this be early HIV? Do i need to retest? And do you have these nodules also in your inner cheeks? Please answer! Thank... Read more »