Do Hiv Symptoms Appear Earlier Than Two Weeks

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Systemic Candidiasis

...with gut problems or who cannot eat very much. Taking it with an acidic drink like a cola may help. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is taken at 200 mg the first day, then 100 mg once a day thereafter. Treatment typically lasts two weeks for oral or skin candidiasis and three weeks for esophageal infection (or two weeks after symptoms clear up, whichever is longer). The dose may be increased to 400 mg per day if the lower dose does not work....
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Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not psychosomatic in nature but based on actual symptoms. I do not know of any other infections besides HIV that can within weeks/months of my only interaction with a CSW cause previously mentioned physical shift, partial lipoatrophy... Read more »

Acute HIV symptoms

I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a girl about two weeks ago. As soon as it happened I became very anxious about what I could have just done to myself. Two days after this happened I got a fever, and by the next the fever was so bad that I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Fever is a common part of actue HIV infection and can occur from days to weeks after an exposure. That said, it would be unusual to occur after only two days. The reasons you see mixed results is because Read more »

Want to go on with my life but cannot

Dear Dr Bob, thank you very much for the excellent work you do here. You are a fantastic person! It helped me a lot to cope with my situation better. I also have read through the webpage of your foundation and got more information about you and your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your kind comments and donation!Regarding your questions:1.I, of course, have no way of determining if he/she put the condom on inside out or not. Unfortunately I'm not clairvoyant!2.I agree "double bagging" is a bad idea; however, I... Read more »

part two-- hiv symptoms or stress? Please help

Dear Dr. Bob, I wrote you earlier today regarding getting a viral load. My name is Bob as well. Anyway, I am sorry for writing you twice, but I want to convey all of my symptoms. I had an unprotected sexual relationship over the summer of 2003...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Negative HIV tests nine months after a potential exposure are indeed considered to be conclusive and definitive. I see no reason for additional testing, including viral load testing.Your symptoms are not consistent with HIV ARS or HIV disease.... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...symptoms, sometimes severe. For some, these symptoms can be life-threatening. Though most cases of IRIS resolve after a few weeks, the symptoms may be mistaken by you or your doctor as HIV disease progression or another condition. IRIS is a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...BETA . It is important to note that this definition of AIDS may apply to HIV positive individuals who have never experienced symptoms of HIV disease. Receiving an AIDS diagnosis does not necessarily mean that the diagnosed person will die soon;... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

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Should I worry anymore?

Posted by Iowa18, 2 Replies
...and hiv and I keep think I have some of the symptoms. Even the littlest pimple of skin blemish I think it could possible be symptoms of hiv or an std.....ahhh someone help!!! Im going back to get test in a week cause it has been 25 days since the... Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...first symptom as having an upset stomach every morning with severe diarrhoea and burning sensation. This lasted for about 2 weeks and i consoled myself it was some bad food or something, then i got fever and sore throat. A rash appeared or my... Read more »

omg need answers and encouragement

Posted by freakingout, 1 Reply again in 6 months". yesterday my lymph nodes in my neck felt swollen and hurt. my body aches but i am not sure if it is a hiv symptom or stress causing it. i do realize that the lack of rest and stess will make the body do weird things.... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...worries. I started to feel somewhat feverish with swollen 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... Read more »
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