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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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How soon after infection can Acute HIV infection symptoms show up?

What is the most likely time for ARS symptoms to occur? I had a low-risk but not zero risk incident and one day later diarrhea, it has gotten mostly better 3 days later but my stomach is still not completely back to normal. I have no other symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"When is the most likely time for ARS symptoms to occur???" Well, as you point out, "the literature says 2 weeks" after the exposure. I agree with "the literature." ARS symptoms generally become evident several weeks... Read more »

HIV Diarrhea

Dear Dr,How long since infection would a HIV+ person, who is not on medication, normally experience diarrhea, and what are the characteristics of the conditions? Thank you and Merry X'mas and Happy New Year....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
There are many causes of diarrhea in a person with HIV, some serious some not so serious. Evaluation is mandatory!Opportunistic infections of the GI tract typically cause diarrhea. These include parasites such as cryptosporidia (picked up in... 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 concern

On jan 4th 2014 I had sex protected with a women but she had her menstrual and I didn't know it so I stoped 4 days later I had tonsillitis and bad stomach problems a lot of gas.the throat problem went away but I see a white yellowish spot...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereAcute HIV usually occurs two to six weeks after infection with HIV, and lasts one to two weeks. Acute HIV infection is the very early, initial stage of HIV infection when the virus is multiplying rapidly and the body has not yet developed... Read more »
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HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
please help,im over stressed,im an asian male seafarer. i have protected sex with a venezuelan sex worker(with condom,no sign of breakage) but i performed an unprotected cunnilingus last dec 2008, i am healthy for 4 and half months,no any disease... Read more »

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 »

Diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey there everyone. FIrst of all i wanted to say I appreciate what everyone does in this forum, supporting each other and giving confort. I hope it will remain this way for ever since it brings ALOT of relief to people who worry about HIV, including... Read more »

acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
It has been about 1.5 monthes since i had unprotected sex (1 time, no protection, but he didn't come inside me) and i have been having some strange symptoms. I should note that although i do no beleive he has hiv, he did used to do iv drugs, and... Read more »