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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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Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough), are the symptoms contagious? In other words, would someone within the vicinity who has not been in sexual contact with the serconverted individual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms are caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIV and its symptoms are not transmitted like flu or the common cold, which have respiratory modes of... Read more »

Donation following answer!!! 30 Days after sex, showing symptoms, terrified it may be Acute Hiv!!!

Hello Robert, I'm a 24 yr old male. 30 days ago I had sexual contact for the first time with a young lady.I wore a condom, but stupidly only rolled it up a little more than halfway.I penetrated her vagina for a while, then we finished with her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're 24 and had your first sexual contact just 30 days ago??? Hmmm . . . a bit of a late bloomer, but that's OK. You very wisely used a condom, even if you only rolled it halfway down your tallywhacker. Having the "business... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptoms

Sorry to add yet another question about acute retroviral syndrome, but I have read some conflicting information and I am still uncertain about what it all means. I also know that this syndrome hasn't been studied that much, so that it will be...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions and comments.When it comes to symptoms related to HIV/AIDS, there are no absolute rules asto when symptoms begin, what they look like, how long they last etc., etc. Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. This... Read more »

Mixed symptoms of acute hit infection or something else?

first of all thank you for the time you dedicate in helping answer people's questions. So i am currently waiting for 3 months to get tested as i had a somewhat risky accidental exposure to hiv and have been looking our for acute hiv symptoms...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Usually, symptoms are not the best indicators of whether or not infection has occurred. The symptoms you described are also the same symptoms that accompany a cold. If this was ARS it is likely that the symptoms would persist longer than... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
hello, i had unprotected sex with someone i didn't really know six weeks ago. a week later i developed bacterial vaginosis. i was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought maybe... Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »