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Are Hiv Symptoms Like Flu Symptoms

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Chronic Flu like symptoms (HIV+)

I'm HIV+ and have recent CD4 of 650 and on Atripla. 14 years positive. About 4-5 times per year I come down with what I'd call flu-like symptoms. Always the same, always varying degrees of mild. Includes Stomach cramps, muscle and joint...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Respiratory tract infections are very common, in the general- and HIV+ community. Indeed, most individuals get RTIs several times a year. If you resolve your symptoms in between events, they don't sound serious... Read more »

flu like symptoms

During winter i had a couple possible, but very low chances of receivind hiv. Around this time as I remember I had flu like symptoms. Is the flu common during winter?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Absolutely. Flu season is October to March.MH... Read more »

Flu-like symptoms

Hi,I had an encounter with a guy last Saturday -- it was penetrative anal sex and he was using a condom. At the end of the encounter we came on each others chests so some semen landed on my chest.Last Thursday (4-5 days later) I started getting some...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiProtected anal sex is the best way to go and gives you the protection that you need against HIV transmission. Yes 4-5 days later is too soon for HIV symptoms to begin, but not too soon for other sexually transmitted infections.You were protected... Read more »

Flu symptoms 5 days post exposure

Hello,This past weekend I gave oral sex to a female strip club employee. I was drunk and drinking. I also have slight gum inflammation.On Monday I woke up seating in my bed. The temperature was normal. I also started to feel fatigued and developed a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First, this sounds like a near-zero risk exposure. There are many thinks that you might contract (other than HIV) that might cause your symptoms.Unfortunately, even if this was a HIV exposure, you're outside the... Read more »
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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 does that mean? Is it stomach flu type of symptoms where you can't keep anything down, and you just... Read more »

Flu Symptoms + Swollen Lymph Node

Posted by sammyg2014, 3 Replies
Hi! I'm a 21 year old homosexual male and I am really freaking out about the possibility that I could have HIV. I just took an HIV test this Wednesday and I won't get the test until after 10 business days. That's about in two weeks. It's really... Read more »

Flu like symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are considered flu-like symptoms. I have a sore sort of stiff neck (back of neck) and mild headache. No fever or major sore throat though. It feels more like sinus congestion. Dr. says its sinusitis and tonsilitis. Should I be worried if... Read more »

are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Okay, I know this is gonna sound like a stupid question, but I need an answer for it. abou three weeks ago i met someone online. all we did was oral and some fingering (we're both guys). a few days later me and a friend go to the movies, we both get... Read more »