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Are Hiv Symptoms Like Flu Symptoms

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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
...caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIV and its symptoms are not transmitted like flu or the common cold, which have respiratory modes of transmission (cough, sneeze, etc.). So the basic answer to your... Read more »

bloody semen,floaters,allergies=hiv??

Hi doctor, I am a 25 yr old male who is convinced I have HIV, despite testing neg 4 times. In 1986... Read more »

i am in a living hell

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Question regarding the white patch on tongue

Posted by shuda, 1 Reply
...along the sides of my tongue? 3. I would also take like to take this opportunity to ask another unrelated question. One of the symptoms of HIV is FLU like symptoms, is this ?FLU? contagious, i.e if I have it can the FLU be passed onto others who... Read more »

Am I Infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...changed toothpaste. After changing my toothpaste it never happened again. I aslo have caught the flu. And i read aroud that some symptoms of HIV are flu like symptoms. And this has gotten me real worried. My gf tested for HIV before, but this was... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...worries. I started to feel somewhat feverish with swollen gland about 2 weeks after the encounter. My question relates to Acute HIV symptoms though. I got what could be described as flu-like symptoms about 2.5 months after the encounter. What... Read more »

are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...later he asks me if i'm feeling sick, cause hes got a cold. i do too at that moment. the question is, if you're experincing the "flu-like" symptoms from HIV, can you pass them to someone else like a cold or are they exclusive to you? Read more »