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Achy Balls Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

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
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GI symptoms after acute hiv infection?

It has been 3 weeks after a possible exposure with a female pro. Here's what was involved: deep kissing with me having esophageal erosion, her saliva on my penis, and protected intercourse. Since then I've had a sore throat, muscle aches,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.The HIV-acquisition risk for "protected intercourse" is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break.2.Saliva is not considered to be an HIV-transmission risk, unless it contains visible blood.3.Deep... Read more »

Can Coughing, Congestion, Aches, etc After Unprotected Anal Sex Be ARS?

Dear Dr Bob,Recently, I was involved in two risky encounters during which I had anal-insertive unprotected sex with another man. Two weeks ago, this occurred, and he went down on me as well, and I penetrated him for less than 5 minutes. The second...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, people are not "high risk;" unprotected sexual acts are! You report two risky unprotected anal-insertive encounters. These activities, your activities, are what are risky! It takes two to do the unsafe Hokey Pokey and you were a... Read more »

HIV

What are the early symtems in have HIV?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Symptoms of acute HIV infection usually include fever, rash, muscle aches, malaise, headache.BJ Read more »

Fatigue, Body Aches, No Fever

I have been suffering from body aches and fatigue for four weeks which started ten days after one episode of unprotected oral sex (perhaps 30 seconds of giving oral sex without ejaculation but with a canker sore in my mouth). I have had no fever...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...not you were infected with HIV and to what your symptoms are attributed. Your risk from that one episode of oral sex is low. Acute retroviral syndrome is usually characterized by a constellation of symptoms, with fever, rash, fatigue, sore... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
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some questions

Posted by sayitaintso, 1 Reply
...is still there, though I have not developed a fever. I don't know of any other medical symptoms like this other than acute HIV infection. My questions are: the tests at anonymous clinics would not reveal a positive result until at least 6... Read more »

Acute Viral Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would Anyone with HIV please explain the Acute Viral Syndrome to me? What were your experiences? What type and how long did your symptoms last? Do they re-occur? Please Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fulfilled. Understanding these conditions gives a better understanding of how HIV is transmitted: Firstly there must be a source of HIV infection. HIV exists in certain bodily fluids of persons infected with HIV. These include blood, semen,... Read more »

STRANGE MUSCLE ACHES

Posted by michel2222, 2 Replies
...I've had it now for almost 2 weeks, and it is subsiding a little bit. So my question is: is it possible to develop symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome 73-74 days after an exposure? I heard that it usually occurs within 2 to 4 weeks. Is 73 days... Read more »