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Can Hiv Cause A Flu-like Illness With Fever, Aches And Swollen Glands?

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Wrong answer to "- ARS - ease, please help - I'll gladly help with a donation"

Doc. I believe you misplaced the answer to the question I sent you yesterday. "ARS - please, please help - I'll gladly help with a donation!" The answer makes not much sense with the question. :)Could you please answer the question again?Hi Dr., I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are not suggestive of or even worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). 3. None really. Most folks just feel "achy" flu-like symptoms that are generalized.Second #3. Nope. Nope. Nope. The ARS rash generally involves the face and trunk... Read more »

Body aches, flu symptoms, etc.

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS Nov 5, 2010 without any prior diagnosis or knowledge of him... Read more »

Symptoms Questions

Hello Dr Bob, this a question not a critique of you and other HIV specialist. But why do you and... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...is characterized by flu-like symptoms including fatigue, sore throat, headache, joint aches, loss of appetite, and swollen glands; some people also experience patchy hair loss. People with this stage of disease may... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...your immune system responds, it starts to make antibodies. When this happens, you will test positive for HIV. After the first flu-like symptoms, some people with HIV stay healthy for ten years or longer. But during this time, HIV is damaging your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...in it kills the germs on your hands. What should I do if I get sick? For information about what to do if you get sick with flu-like symptoms this season, see What To Do If You Get Sick: 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu . A downloadable flyer ... Read more »
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Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...submandible lymph nodes, a dry cough, and for one night a fever of 99.7 F. She did not complain of nausea, diarhhea, muscle or joint aches and pains, fatigue (she's a runner and actually kept running 3-5 miles a day throughout this period of... Read more »

Need some guidance and opinions

Posted by worrying0072, 1 Reply
...exactly the 4 week mark from the sexual encounter. I ate some durians and had an enlarged lymph node the next two days and had flu like symptoms. I also started to have the classic HIV rash which came and go. I also saw that i had the macular... 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 »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 worries me is my SO got a flu like symptom about a week after... Read more »