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Are Cold Hands 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?
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Early HIV Symptoms

One wednesday night after having drank wine all day from being depressed over not having enough money, I decided to go to this strip club and watch. I bought shoes with me just in case I decided to dance. After a few drinks I decided to dance and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can transmit HIV."Symptoms" that arise "hours" after a potential HIV exposure are not due to HIV. The symptoms related to HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) take two to three weeks to become manifest.Your plans to get an HIV test at one week and... 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 Read more »

Fear of HIV

Dear Doctor,It's a month today after I had sex with a prostitute, but had used a condom. I am having little pain in the bottom part of neck. The bottom of my feet sometimes have some temperature. I feel a little temperature on my neck sometimes. I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...certain carries a very low risk (much less than 1%) of transmitting HIV. None of the symptoms that you describe are suggestive of acute HIV infection. However, you did have a risk exposure to HIV and other sexual infections and this would be an... Read more »

Cold hands & feet with Neurontin

Last month I increased my dose of Neurontin from 300mg (3xdaily) to 600mg (3xdaily). I'm experiencing colder than usual hands and feet. Is this a side effect from the increased Neurontin and are there other alternatives? Thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is hard to answer that question without details regarding such issues as your HIV status, HIV meds, whether you smoke, age, whether cold temperatures aggravate the condition, etc. Neurontin by itseld doesn't usually cause the feet/hands to feel... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see ... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...recurred.the following days i got better gradually but remained very tired for no apparent reason. are these possibly symptoms of acute hiv? the woman said she often had unprotected sex. i'm very scared :-( i only started worrying about a week... Read more »

Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
...A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue. They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all Read more »

STRANGE MUSCLE ACHES

Posted by michel2222, 2 Replies
...accompanied by any fever or swelling of the lymph nodes. But I have experienced some fatigue, some kind of psoriasis on my elbows, and cold hands. My physician says she can't yet explain what it is, because it lacks the typical fever of the flu,... Read more »