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Acute Viral Hepatitis Symptoms

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Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy....
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Acute Viral Hepatitis or HIV ?

Hi Doctor Bob, Recently I had 4 encounters with prostitutes, all protected vaginal and oral(condom did not break). Also I inserted my finger(with no cut or bruise) in one other lady and also sucked(no lactation as far as I could see) breasts of 3-4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your doctor should have run specific tests to determine exactly what type of "viral hepatitis" you are experiencing (hepatitis A, B, C). Discuss this with him.If indeed your activities with your Naughty Ladies of Shady Lane were all... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis C

I started having nausea, vomiting, jaundice and high alt, ast (3000)1 month after a nose operation. I did a anti HCV test when symptoms occured and it was negative. 2 1/2 weeks later I did another hcv test and it was mildly positive. I have no risk...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
I would discuss with your doctor, waiting for 12 weeks from the time of your initial jaundice, and elevated ALT and AST, to see if the new hepatitis C infection goes away on its own. If the HCV RNA, the viral load, is still detectable after 12... Read more »

Acute hepatitis-B infection as possible seroconversion

"The acute illness linked to HIV seroconversion may be confused with other acute illnesses, and differential diagnosis includes secondary syphilis, acute infection with hepatitis B or A, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, or toxoplasmosis,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
People can certainly pick up hepatitis B or C at the same time as they get HIV. Actually, hepatitis B is many times more contagious (easier to get) than HIV. So it is possible to get both, either or neither from a sexual contact. I don't... Read more »

Acute Viral Syndrome Symptoms

Thank you for responding to my question: I have done a lot of research on this website about symptoms and need clarification:I have read that the symptoms of HIV can be swelling in the armpit and red/purplish blotches under skin. What is the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible to have acute retroviral syndrome symptoms 10 days after exposure, but you are at such low risk for infection. People get sick all of the time for different reasons. Do not try to diagnose yourself. See a doctor if you have any... Read more »
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SEROCONVERTING QUESTIONS. ACUTE VIRAL SYNDROM

Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them 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 explain.... Thanks

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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 »

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 »