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Are Flu Symptoms 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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Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptoms

Sorry to add yet another question about acute retroviral syndrome, but I have read some conflicting information and I am still uncertain about what it all means. I also know that this syndrome hasn't been studied that much, so that it will be hard...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...reality,the symptoms related to HIV and AIDS can vary greatly from one person toanother.Generally, the symptoms associated with Acute Viral Syndrome tend to occur atrelatively the same time, but I will not go so far as to say they "must"occur... Read more »

Acute Retroviral SyndromeThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

When a person starts suffering from Acute Retroviral Syndrome, is it usually severe or mild "flu" like symptoms? My question is do the majority suffer from severe or mild flu like symptoms?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.The following describes in detail the symptoms related to "Acute ViralSyndrome." I must stress that the severity of the symptoms vary greatly fromperson to person. I can't tell you whether Read more »

DO I HAVE AIDS? (SYMPTOMS?)

I have noticed recentely the development of swollen lymph nodes on the side and back of my neck. I had protected gay sex just once over a year ago, would these nodes be a result of that or am I worrying too much?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...not be experiencing is unreliable and can be quite aniety provoking. Leave that task up to your doctor. Recent HIV infection (acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome) should only be considered if ALL of the following are true: 1) You had... Read more »

Acute Retroviral SyndromeThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I recently found out a friend is HIV positive. He has not been sexually active for about two years( so he says ). He recently had flu like symptoms and decided to go to the doctor. Thats when he found out he had HIV. Lets say he is telling the truth...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Acute Viral Syndrome will occur within thefirst 4 to 6 weeks after infection. It will NOT occur two years later. Hissymptoms can Read more »
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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...things play out. --> So no need to panic? No, definitely not. I mean so far this doesn't look like the kind of SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] or avian flu sort of pandemic that we have been worried about in recent years. If I had to... Read more »
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...G viruses, or HAV, HBV, and so on. Over 90% of cases of hepatitis are caused by hepatitis A, B, or C. Viral hepatitis can be acute or chronic. Acute means the first few weeks to months after you get hepatitis. You may feel sick for a couple of... Read more »
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Percent of HIV symptoms

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...symptoms After an incubation period of a few days to a few weeks after exposure to HIV, most infected individuals present with an acute flu-like illness. Acute HIV-1 infection is a very heterogeneous syndrome and individuals presenting with more... Read more »

Re: CMV (for all those with symptoms)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would explain the flu and maybe the tingling too (since it could attack the peripheral nervous system temporarily). Once the acute phase is over (the flu syndrome) there is usually no serious long term adverse effect of CMV, as long as you STAY... Read more »

Acute Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the normal time that acute symptoms will show after HIV has been transmitted, I have heard anything from a few days to 6 weeks, whats the average? Is a Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Have any of you wiyh this tingling and numbing been tested for CMV.I think thats my next test. let me know please Read more »