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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 hiv symptoms

some studies claim that as many as 90% of people who are infected of hiv develop acute hiv symptoms. what happens to the others? is it because that they did develop some kinds of symptoms, but were too mild to be noticed?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's possible that the symptoms were too mild to be noticed, and it is also possible that these people did not experience symptoms at all. There are always going to be outliers and exceptions to the rule, and in this case it's a minority... Read more »

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 »

how soon can acute hiv symptoms occur

i had sex on the 27th of june..is it possible im seeing acute symptoms already beginning the 2nd all i have is a swollen lymph node and white spots on my tonsils other than that i feel fine but can symptoms start that soon...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It is unlikely that you would be experiencing symptoms so quickly. An HIV test at the 90-day mark will give you a conclusive answer.In health,Richard... Read more »

Valtrex's effect on Symptoms of Acute HIV?

One week ago I suddenly began having fever, night sweats, mild diarrhoea, swollen lymphs. 5 days ago my mouth broke out in ulcers and a white film. 2 doctors gave their opinions and one said the mouth was 'yeast' the other said it was...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Valtrex (val-acyclovir) should not have an effect on acute HIV symptoms. If you are worried, I would get HIV testing. If exposure was recent an HIV viral load or combo antibody/p24 would be appropriate. DW... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Is easy bruising a symptom of acute hiv?

Posted by xrayvison, 4 Replies
I just seems like im noticing one thing after the next. I am freaked out. I tested negative a few days ago and my last encounter with someone of unknown hiv status was in march. please help Read more »