Are Chills An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,...
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$90 donation do i have hiv

symptoms which i am feeling,sore throat, oral thrush, burning hand,feet brain ,body overheating,chillsand muscles fatigue very first symptoms was flu second was typhoid. i did sex with a protistitute in malaysis in july 2008. i wore condom but after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation day after your horizontal mattress mambo with a Malaysian mama would not be HIV related! The symptoms associated with HIVacute retroviral syndrome (ARS) take weeks to become manifest, not days.Your negative rapid test at five months is... Read more »

Terrified5: HIV symptoms after Oral Sex and Fingering

Dr Bob, I an new to yoru site. I an/was a HIV - man. On Oct 29, I went to a strip club. The dancer/CSW said, "Everything I do is protected, I value my life." In my drunken state I exercised extremely poor judgement. She placed a condom on me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. Your HIV risk is so remote it's essentially nonexistent.2. No. Symptoms associated with HIVacute retroviral syndrome become manifest two to three weeks after HIV primary infection.3. Absofrickenlutely. Just peruse the archives Read more »

fever no other symptoms = hiv?

hii just want to say that by just reading around, i think you are doing great work, and i have read several comments about donations to your foundation.....i would like to donate if you would show me how (excuse my ignorance)anyway, to my question i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquisition. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not infected. You are absolutely correct that HIVacute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms vary considerably in nature and severity from individual to individual. Some... Read more »

Hand Job with Twist

Dr Bob,I am back again and need your advice about the following scenario: I am concerned as I visited a sex worker a few weeks ago. She gave me an unprotected hand job that was very vigorous. She proceeded to put a condom on my penis and sat on top...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Handjob-with-a-Twist Guy,Your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent. Your symptoms are not worrisome for or suggestive of HIVacute retroviral syndrome (ARS). If you remain worried, get a single rapid HIV test at the three-month mark. Personally... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

... HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease Read more »
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Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...infection is the first stage of HIV disease, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acuteHIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is AcuteHIV Infection? Testing for AcuteHIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating AcuteHIV Infection Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply do iv drugs, and although he claims he never shared needles, there is a good chance that is a lie. I have read up on what acute symptoms are like, and the only ones i have of those are diarrhea (lasting about 20 days) and swollen glands.... Read more »

Revised Timing of Acute HIV post

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies the entire post I was trying to send: -------------------------- My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, AcuteHIV and subsequent sero-conversion. I had a potentially very dangerous sexual encounter earlier in 2006. I told my... Read more »

Sore Throat, HIV or Anxiety

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...different -- like as if i lost some of my taste buds and in the mornings, its more white. I just want to know if this is an acutehiv stage....when i looked up the symptoms, everything points to hiv -- i know symptom surfing is bad but can't... Read more »


Posted by Ozarkbuddy, 3 Replies
...On August 29, I was exposed to the HIV virus through a sexual contact. At the time I didn't know the individual was positive as he did not disclose it. Two weeks Read more »