Are Chills A Symptom Of HIV

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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 advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Unexplained extreme chills / Headaches sweats.

I have been HIV+ for just over 7 years. In the first year even though my counts were excellent my doctor decided to do Hit it hard and put me on Sustiva and combiver. July of this year it was decided to go back on meds after my cd4 dropped to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From what you described you could be experiencing unusual forms of immune reconstitution or an idiosyncratic to nevirapine. If no other factors/illness is found to be contributing then perhaps a switch from the nevirapine to a boosted protease... Read more »

Hiv symptoms and tests

I had a needlestick injury in january 11th. The patient tested negative on a rapid hiv test so I did not get pep. 3 weeks after, I developed muscle aches and anxiety. I lost my appetite and lost 15 pounds in 2 months. I alos developed a sore throat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The recommended HIV screening for an occupational exposure to HIV that doesn't warrant a course of PEP, is immediately, three months and six months, using HIV-antibody testing.Your four negative HIV-antibody tests plus an undetectable HIV PCR... Read more »

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I have recently been convinved that I have HIV. My only sexual exposure was 2 1/2 yrs ago and my current girlfriend was a virgin when we met. I have tested negative via HOME ACCESS and am awaiting some more results. My question is that I have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Symptoms like you described would very rarely represent HIV infection. I recommend getting testing and then looking elsewhere for an explanation. KH Read more »

fatigue and chills

I have been chronically fatigued for 10 years. And currently I get chronic chills, have allergic rhinitis (high IgE)and visual floaters as well. Sporatically, I used to get night sweats and would stop breathing at night. I was diagnosed with sleep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only way you'll stop worrying is to get tested, so - get tested if you're concerned. Your risk is very, very low, indeed! Your chills and fatigue should be evaluated by your physician. There are many potential causes, with HIV certainly not being... Read more »
The Well Project


...(dyspnea) Cough with sputum (materials such as mucus and pus that are coughed up from the lungs) Dry cough Fatigue Fever Chills Diagnosis: Abnormal chest X-ray Sputum sample for stain and culture (Sometimes a person can cough up... Read more »

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...desired effects, nevirapine can cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of this medicine include severe skin rash, chills, fever, sore throat, or other flu-like symptoms. These symptoms may be signs of liver disease. Individuals should... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...treatments have failed. Main side effects include kidney side effects and low red blood cells ( anemia ). Others include fever, chills, changes in blood pressure, changes in appetite, nausea, vomiting and headache. These reactions occur one to... Read more »

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...effects of abacavir sulfate are also signs and symptoms of severe allergic reaction, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills, achiness, extreme tiredness, and skin rash. More than half of all individuals who take abacavir sulfate have... Read more »
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Dental Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What are Dental Symptoms ? and what kind of chills do ppl get when they are infected with HIV ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Im having bad jaw pain, red and white bumps on my skin and nasuea and chills what could this be from, is this a common symptom of HIV ? the chills arent severe and nasuea might be from eating to much food Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kind of rash's do you get when you get HIV and what are the most common ones ? and with the chill as a symptom how severe are they usually with HIV ? Read more »

chill out

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Well, this is for all you ww out there. The last three months of my life have been terrible due to one horrible mistake I made in las vegas. I slept with a girl I didnt even know after a drunken night in the club and I didnt use protection. The next... Read more »
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