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Can You Infect Someone With HIV Days After You Are Infected

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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HIV infected before 55 days

Hi Dr. Joe A person which is HIV infected before 55 days (from current days) can this person able to transfer the HIV virus to another person after 55 days?My another question is after 55 days from explosure to HIV can viral load become increased...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your questions.HIV can be detected in the blood as early as 10-14 days after infection (about 2 weeks). So by 55 days (almost 2 months) most people with infection will have detecatble virus in the blood.Once there is virus in the blood,... Read more »

can hiv infection syptoms apear in ony 3 days

I had a high risk stituation 4 days ago. I was having anal sex with a friend. I was the bottom. The condom broke because I made the mistake of buying the thin ones.The condom breaking in the middle of gay sex freaked me out.I went to the VA...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct. The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) generally become manifest several weeks after primary infection. It's extremely doubtful your sore throat is HIV related. However, you still have a major... Read more »

Am I infected after unprotected sex? "Acute HIV infection"

hi doctorbefore 10 days i had unprotected sex with sex worker,after 7 days i complained of sever sore throat ,my tonsils enlarged with multiple white spot on it(don't know if pus or tonsil stone )no fever,no skin rash,i want to know1_incubation...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It's going to be important for you to be tested at the 3 months since you did have risk for HIV. Unprotected vaginal/anal sex with a person whose status you don't know is risky.Also, symptoms can't tell us... Read more »

How soon after infection can Acute HIV infection symptoms show up?

What is the most likely time for ARS symptoms to occur? I had a low-risk but not zero risk incident and one day later diarrhea, it has gotten mostly better 3 days later but my stomach is still not completely back to normal. I have no other symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"When is the most likely time for ARS symptoms to occur???" Well, as you point out, "the literature says 2 weeks" after the exposure. I agree with "the literature." ARS symptoms generally become evident several weeks... Read more »
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28 days Post Possible HIV Infection

Posted by LostMind, 1 Reply
Sorry for the long post...

10/10/12 I'm a 32 yr old white male; I had unprotected oral sex with a female I met at a bar (business trip in Seattle) and possibly unprotected vaginal sex (cannot remember). Since then I have been plagued with the... Read more »

Can a possible HIV infection cause watery stool 7 days after the possible exposure?

Posted by TML1991, 1 Reply
I have had watery stool, and my stomach has made a lot of noise, but nothing else, for the last two days, starting one week after the exposure. This has me concerned. Also, can stress do this? And is there any condition that just causes watery... Read more »

Possible needle infection 5 days ago, need help.

Posted by gabby12345, 1 Reply
Hello.
This is my story, It is extremely stupid and I'm aware of that.
Last Thursday (5 days ago) I wondered off from my friends during the course of a heavy drinking session. I remember very little, but I do know that I ended up with a homeless... Read more »

Am I at Risk for infection i have been un easy for the last few days.

Posted by pinkfloyd617, 2 Replies
I had my very first sexual encounter and it was with a prostitute. This happened 3 days ago and the day after the intercourse i was feeling sick. Something felt wrong and im not sure what it was. I havent had severe symptoms i just had a runny nose... Read more »