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Chronic Sore Throat In Hiv Positive

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Chronic Sore Throat and HIV

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I've read some postings indicating a sore throat is associated more with seroconversion...is this correct?Thank you for your unselfish work for ones in need....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A sore throat can be one of many possible symptoms that occur when someone is newly infected with HIV. I don't know what you mean when you say that a "sore throat is associated MORE with seroconversion". A sore throat can reappear as... Read more »

extended sore throat, dizziness- sign of hiv

Dear Dr. Sowadsky, About a year ago, I had unprotected sex with a woman I did not know. The... Read more »

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I started a new regimen with Atripla two weeks ago. For one week now I have had a persistent sore... Read more »
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Chronic sore throat?

Posted by packersman, 1 Reply
I tested negative at about 7.5 weeks. However, I've had a chronic sore throat for over a month now. It didn't start until weeks after my other symptoms had already subsided. I've read that a chronic sore throat can be a problem for people with... Read more »

Sore Throat and Mouth Sores the Recur

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello would anybody have some insight for me, I had an exposure to HIV 9 months ago. Tested negative to HIV 1/2. The exposure came from a women from sex worker from korea, since then I just haven't felt right. Lots of strange symptoms. So I... Read more »

Sore Throat And Colds Have Nothing To Do With HIV!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Check this out:

http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&id=48209&category_id=0

The doctor says that neither the frequency of, nor susceptibility to common colds (including sore throat symptoms) is different in HIV+... Read more »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »