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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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acute retroviral infection: low or high fever?

Please tell me whether a high fever of 101.6 can be a symptom of acute retroviral infection. I thought only a low grade fever could be a symptom of ARI. Thank you....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. With EVERY symptom associated with both Acute Viral Syndrome and full-blown AIDS, the severity of symptoms can vary dramatically from person to person. Therefore, people with fevers during either Acute Viral... Read more »

fever in acute HIV

Hello,I had unprotected vaginal intercourse about 5 weeks ago.This past week I woke up with a sudden vague pain on the right side of my neck. I touched it and noticed that the node on that side was abnormally enlarged. It appears to have happened...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.The symptoms of acute HIV infection are extremely variable. Some people have very high fevers, such as with the flu, other do not. In addition, the lymph node enlargement during acute HIV infection is usually not limited to... Read more »

High Fever/ Stopping Meds/ Viral Load JB

Dear Doc,I tested positive in May 2000. I have been on Sustiva and Combivir ever since and my results have been great. (initial lab result: 1.4million vl 359cd4; one month on meds: 1300vl 478cd4; most recent: undetectable vl. 600cd4) My questions...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
It sounds like your fever has been a mystery. Medications can cause fever, and your doctor's hypothesis is very reasonable. If you stop your medications for four days we are honestly just beginning to learn about the impact. Some... Read more »

High fever after 2 weeks using PEP

Hello Doctor Young,I'm Duy from Vietnam that asked you a question last week ( missed 2 doses of PEP). First, I'm very thank you for answered my question - It reliefs me alot. But after 2 weeks using PEP, my condition still not being well....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Duy and good to hear back from you in Vietnam.Fever isn't a side effect of medications, save for people having an allergic reaction. Your symptoms are not really compatible with allergy, but rather sound like a fairly typical upper... Read more »
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tonsilitis, high fever as potential ars at 7-8 weeks

Posted by mdguy1, 1 Reply
Hello all I posted a while back my partner was diagnosed as hiv positive and we did have a risky behavior. I was tested negative at 5 weeks and as I was starting to relax I had very bad body pains the last couple weeks, had for one night a 104 fever... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm so glad that I found this message board. It's exactly what I was looking for. About 5 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with an Italian man I didn't know (I was in Scotland visiting a friend, he was an acquaintance of the friend's Sicilian... Read more »

acute hiv after condom breakage???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
aye carumba...
i've been so scared for the past few weeks, I can barely function... just looking for a little advice... i know no one here can diagnose me for sure, only an hiv test 6 or 12 weeks out can do that...

i was the bottom (i'm a guy) partner... Read more »