Acute Hiv Symptoms At 6 Weeks

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Acute HIV Infection

...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 infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything....
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What would you do?

Dr. Bob, what would you do if you had an unprotected encounter with someone who was hiv positive and then you got severe acute symptoms 6 weeks later including an upper body rash and high fever? You then within a couple weeks got ohl and then you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I, like any other person who has had to cope with the challenges of trying to survive HIV, would jump at the chance to have the peace of mind of knowing I was definitively HIV negative following a negative HIV test 1.5 years after a potential... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV infection

What are the first symptoms of HIV infection?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...initially exposed to the virus, they may develop an illness that resembles the flu, and/or just feel very unwell for days or weeks. However, in many cases (perhaps more than half), a person develops no symptoms at all and jsut acquires HIV... Read more »

Acute Retroviral SyndromeThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

When a person starts suffering from Acute Retroviral Syndrome, is it usually severe or mild "flu" like symptoms? My question is do the majority suffer from severe or mild flu like symptoms?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...believed to occur in up to 70% of infectedpeople, and symptoms can vary significantly from person to person.Within the first 4-6weeks after infection, some people with HIV (up to 70%)show symptoms due to "Acute Viral Syndrome." This occurs... Read more »


At four weeks post posible exposure I started having some symptoms of acute HIV infection, at 6 weeks I had Eliza and DNA PCR test. The ELIZA was negative and the PCR said non-detect.I immediatley started to feel a lot better mentally until I read...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The positivity of the test is not correlated to symptoms. Many people have had "silent" seroconversion. negative ELISA at 4 weeks does not rule out HIV infection. In the greate majority of people who are infected, a DNA PCR will be positive by 4... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...symptoms, sometimes severe. For some, these symptoms can be life-threatening. Though most cases of IRIS resolve after a few weeks, the symptoms may be mistaken by you or your doctor as HIV disease progression or another condition. IRIS is a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...BETA . It is important to note that this definition of AIDS may apply to HIV positive individuals who have never experienced symptoms of HIV disease. Receiving an AIDS diagnosis does not necessarily mean that the diagnosed person will die soon;... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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