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Are Night Sweats 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? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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sweating a lot? (NIGHT SWEATS, 2011)

Hey Doc,i need ua help.i was diagnosd HIV+ in 2008 n i had herpes but dey usually cum n go,but my problem is dat i am sweating alot in an abnormal way especialy when i sleep or doing some activ work,do you think i might b having a serious problem or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot evaluate the cause of your night sweats over the Internet. Certainly your increased sweating could be caused by anxiety due to your recent problems with the mother of your child. However, there are many other potential... Read more »

Valtrex's effect on Symptoms of Acute HIV?

One week ago I suddenly began having fever, night sweats, mild diarrhoea, swollen lymphs. 5 days ago my mouth broke out in ulcers and a white film. 2 doctors gave their opinions and one said the mouth was 'yeast' the other said it was...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Valtrex (val-acyclovir) should not have an effect on acute HIV symptoms. If you are worried, I would get HIV testing. If exposure was recent an HIV viral load or combo antibody/p24 would be appropriate. DW... Read more »

Night Sweats

Hi Dr. Bob, How are you keeping? I am now in week 7 of HAART and also acute HIV infection. I have been doing fine until last night I had a fever of 101 for about 5 hours, terrible nausea and vomiting. I felt like the whole process was starting all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Paddy,Night sweats!!! They are annoying, aren't they??? Sort of gives a whole new meaning to the term "wet dreams!"Regarding your fever, it seems to have been an isolated event, lasting only five hours and associated with terrible... Read more »

Fatigue /night sweats

Could a person have night sweats and fatigue less than 6 days after HIV infection?...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloAs many as 70% of people infected with HIV experience symptoms of acute infection such as fever, fatigue, night sweats chills and rash. These symptoms usually occur about 4-6 weeks after infection, and can be mild to severe. Six days is a bit... Read more »
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Clear up the sweating/night sweats issue!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had what I consider "night sweats"....Approximately 10-12 days after "exposure". They lasted may 4 nights or so, haven't had trouble since. Woke up sweating at night, not DRENCHED...just kinda sticky sweaty on my shoulders, forehead and neck.

No... Read more »

Concerned about sweating at night

Posted by moojkabooj, 3 Replies
Hi all-I have a somewhat paranoid question and this may be a long post. I am a 24 year old female, I have anemia and hypoglycemia. I'm also bipolar so I take zoloft and lamictal which are pretty strong meds. Anyway, last october I engaged in sex... Read more »

Symptoms - Night Sweats

Posted by Freaked_Ben, 1 Reply
Are the sweats limited only to the nighttime? Can they be profuse sweating during the day?

Let me cover everything that is going on.

Had unprotected oral and protected vaginal intercourse on Sunday the 11th. Then on Saturday the 17th, had a sharp... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
hi, thanks for taking time to read this. first, let me say i almost never get ill & i haven't thrown up once in 15 yrs. worst thing i got must've been a cold. i had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman about a month ago. exactly 6 days later, in... Read more »