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Are Flu Symptoms An Early Sign Of HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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Risk of HIV contraction after protected sex with prostitute

Hi,I recently went to a massage parlour in macau and one thing led to another and had protected sex with the girl giving me the massagee. we used a condom which didnt seem to have any gaping hole or such. However i did lick her clitorial region a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming you used a latex condom properly and it didn't fail (break)."Symptoms" Read more »

HIV subtypes and testing

Hey Doc! I had a possible exposure in Thailand and 2.5 weeks later I got tested via PCR DNA in the US. I read a study published in a medical journal (2001) that subtype E (A/E) sensitivity was as low as 70% (whereas B was 100%). "E" would have been...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...viral loads. It does not occur weeks or months after the initial infection. PCR tests are not appropriate screening test for HIV. The most appropriate screening tests are the HIV antibody tests. The modern versions of the ELISA test can detect... Read more »

what is this etc added to the flu symptons.....?????

Hi Doctor,I have read the answers given by you to this question.Can you please clarify me this (etc) you add to the flu symptons other than headache, fatigue,fever ,body aches.What other symptons can come at early stages?The answer to this question...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The following is taken from a recent article reviewing literature on primary HIV infection:"The most common signs and symptoms include fever (median maximal temperature,38.9 C), fatigue, rash that is usually Read more »

symptoms of hiv

what are the symptoms of early stages of HIV or AIDS as they call it?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The earliest symptoms of HIV infection can be a Flu or Mono like syndrome which can appear within a few weeks of infection, this only occurs in a minority Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

... Are people with HIV/AIDS at greater risk than other people of infection with the 2009 H1N1 flu? What can people with HIV/AIDS do to protect Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...new cases of HIV in the United Kingdom each year, and as many as half are estimated to be transmitted by people who are in the early stages of the virus. During the early stages of HIV, there are large amounts of HIV in the blood and, in most... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...sound ridiculous but honestly it was one of the first signs that I started to worry. Is it possible that OHL can show up in early stages especially if the viral load is high? Last summer, around June/July (almost a year after possible exposure)... Read more »

Cunilingus, possible hiv???

Posted by stressed1, 1 Reply
...the last too weeks I have had severe sinusitis, this has been confirmed by my doctor Could you please advise the chances of HIV from my situation and has sinusitis ever been a first sign of HIV Thank you in advnace for your help Read more »

What exactly are "flu like symptoms"....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I know with HIV you can't go by symptoms (so they say). But if one was to experience them, they say you'd have "flu like" symptoms. What exactly Read more »

HIV RNA?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know if you can get the HIV RNA anonymously? The Dr was going to oderer it (or something like it - I just know he said it would pick up in the window period) Read more »