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Chills Without Fever As A Sign Of Hiv

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Unexplained extreme chills / Headaches sweats.

I have been HIV+ for just over 7 years. In the first year even though my counts were excellent my doctor decided to do Hit it hard and put me on Sustiva and combiver. July of this year it was decided to go back on meds after my cd4 dropped to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From what you described you could be experiencing unusual forms of immune reconstitution or an idiosyncratic to nevirapine. If no other factors/illness is found to be contributing then perhaps a switch from the nevirapine to a boosted protease... Read more »

fever no other symptoms = hiv?

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should be concerned, because you had brief unprotected receptive anal sex.Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org. Thank you for your interest in... Read more »

Fever or no fever?

I've been positive over 20 years, health good, on meds. Recently I had a terrible flu with body aches, chills, feverish but not hot and no temperature. My HIV buddy told me that when your immune system is compromised you cease to have "normal"...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Sounds like you had a normal heathy response to a viral infection. 'Flu is no more common or more severe amongst people with HIV than the general population. If you CD4 is above 200 you should respond to vaccination normally, worth thinking abut... Read more »

Help me with CHILLS

Hi I had a potential exposure a month ago. I want to ask if chills are a typical symptom of ARS? And if so, what exactly are chills? Would you have to have shivering? because I will have freezing hands for a few minutes and then they will warm up...
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
...Chills and shivering are usually a sign of fever. All of these can be associated with ARS. You need to get followup HIV antibody testing.MH Read more »
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Worried to death

Posted by moratorium, 2 Replies
...started getting a sore throat (down where the collar bone is). So I went to bed that night and had a high fever develop, and had chills, body aches, etc. I think I might have had swollen lymph nodes as well. I still was feverish throughout the... Read more »

Confused

Posted by understood10, 1 Reply
...will keep my head up. For weeks I was just SURE that I was positive and of course everything on tv and magazines focused on HIV/AIDS and I saw that as a sign. GOSH Paranoia is not fun! Read more »

Hiv scared

Posted by quattro, 3 Replies
...stopped imediatly and after that i had strange burning in my penis i went to er after 6 days they perfomed all std test and hiv,well my test came diagnosed with herpes and uti i was given some antibiotics and my uti has cleared after this i went... Read more »

Is losing one's voice every 3 months a sign of HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My friend's voice is lost again. Fever, chills and then it goes away without any medication after 4 days. It then happens again 3 months later. What is going on? Read more »