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Are Chills An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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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

I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a girl about two weeks ago. As soon as it happened I became very anxious about what I could have just done to myself. Two days after this happened I got a fever, and by the next the fever was so bad that I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Fever is a common part of actue HIV infection and can occur from days to weeks after an exposure. That said, it would be unusual to occur after only two days. The reasons you see mixed results is because it is variable from person to person. At... Read more »

Showing MOST acute HIV symptoms following 'low' risk

18 days ago, following what was an intended happy hand massage only, I had 10 seconds, very shallow (no skin contact) and protected sex before guilt stopped me, with a high risk Thai masseuse. Just prior to this, she had placed my finger on her...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
You have <b>no risk</b> for HIV from the situation you described.Let me be very clear: BEHAVIORS can be risky <b>not</b> PEOPLE.The question is whether or not your <i>behavior</i> was risky. The answer is... Read more »

Damnit dude, I love you! Dr.Bob= kickass man! Everyone worried about hiv needs to totally chill out!!!

For a while I was worried that I was infected with hiv, and i was 100% sure I had it! I had almost every symptom in the book and was suffering for about 2-3 weeks so i went in for a checkup and it turns out i have mono hahah! Although the girl i had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi TNT,TNT, thanks for your dynamite post (so to speak).Here's an easy way to summarize the Bobinator's philosophy:Yesterday is done, tomorrow is a mystery.Today is a gift. That's whyThey call it the "present."Use your... Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for providing such a positive inspiration for coping with HIV.Now several questions (please answer, altho by comparison with some of the qus asked here, these are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nick,Thanks for your kind comments.Proceeding directly to your specific questions:1.Even though I have no idea what "possibly lesious" means, I would absolutely agree your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Whether it's... Read more »
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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 »

Revised Timing of Acute HIV post

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My last post got cut off when I was typing. Below is the entire post I was trying to send:
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My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, Acute HIV and subsequent sero-conversion.

I had a potentially very dangerous... 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 »