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Cold Hands Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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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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acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Before I say anything about your question, please remember that any symptoms that you experience that cause you concern should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to... Read more »

Could my cold virus symptoms be due to Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Dear Experts,I am a guy from Singapore. My last day of exposure was on the 4th April 2012.12 days later, I went to a GP clinic to request for HIV PCR RNA Viral Load Test. But on the same day, I get some slight coughing and sneezing.Then just over...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Worried in Singapore:I would go easy on yourself. You used condoms for each and every act of penetrative sex and that is the best way to protect yourself against HIV. Licking a women's breast, having a tissue reused, and mosquito bites do... Read more »

Your Opinion re: Treatment during Acute Infection

I would like your opinion regarding starting treatment during acute infection as well as the pros and cons of an STI for these individuals.My situation is as follows: After a serious bout of acute symptoms, my doctor did an HIV test which was...
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
Although there is a certain intellectual appeal to starting treatment during acute infection, it will take years of observation in clinical trials to know whether this is the right thing to do. One the one hand it preserves immune function, on the... Read more »

Infectiousness of Hepatitis-B/HIV during acute infection

Dear DoctorI read somewhere that Hepatitis-B is extremely infectious (100 times more than HIV) mainly because the viral load is much higher.During acute HIV infection the viral load of HIV can be 1000 times higher (I believe) than later on. Does...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B can be rarely transmitted in households, but probably from wounds or razors that involve blood. HIV would have to transmitted in the same way, blood to blood exchange. The likelihood of HIV surviving on a bar of soap is vanishingly... Read more »
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extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »