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Are Chills An Acute Symptom Of 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 »

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 HIV acute 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 HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms vary considerably in nature and severity from individual to individual. Some... Read more »

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Hi, I have a few quick questions that I really need clarified if possible. 2-4 days after (stupidly) having unprotected sex with a girl, who I later found out was a stripper, I came down with a very very sore throat, swollen glands in the neck,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...see, there would be 999 chances out of 1,000 that you did not become infected. The symptoms you describe are very early for acute HIV infection, as such symptoms are almost never occurring within 7-10 days of the exposure. It is not impossible,... Read more »
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acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...had no fever and my only real symptoms were diarrhea and swollen glands? I have read that yeast infection and dry mouth can be symptoms of hiv, but they are not acute symptoms correct? I have autoimmune problems, and i was thinking maybe getting... Read more »

unluckiest man on the earth

Posted by lifemistake1, 5 Replies
hy there... i am from croatia, a land where hiv is not really spread....800 of 4,5 milion people... one night i had protected vaginal sex with a girl who after that sad to me that she once took a heroin injection.... from that i was really scared..... Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
...tongue and what I know now is geographic tongue. I went to google to find out what that was and I found thrush is one of the HIV symptoms... ever since my anxiety turned worst and I visited the ER room a few days later (exactly at 3 weeks from bi... Read more »

Revised Timing of Acute HIV post

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