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Do Most People Have Symptoms When They Get Hiv

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Do HIV positive people have these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, are dry skin / dandruff, and sweating symptoms of HIV. Over the past year I have noticed both excessive dandruff and sweating. I also have dry skin on my face and the skin on my cheeks flakes off on occasion. I dont really have night sweats,... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

HIV resistent people

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a follow up on someone else post. What if there are HIV resistaent people out there. Maybe those symptoms we had was a serosonverion but maybe our body had a little extra oomph and killed it off. You cant tell me the millions of people out... Read more »

Hiv + people

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was wondering if possibly some hiv+ people who read this post could answer a question. What were your symptoms of ARS and how severe were they. Like was it the worst sickness you ever had ie kept you bedridden or were they mild. I think if a... Read more »
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To all the people experiencing symptoms please read..

My story starts out like this, On dec 11 2006 I had gone on the web to look up what could cause my "white hairy tongue" as sooas I typed this in HIV was the first thing I saw throwing my self into a panic I believed I had OHL, the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for taking the time to write and share your story. Congratulations and WOO-HOO!Stay safe and you'll stay well. That way you won't have to endure any further unnecessary and unwarranted anxiety nor ("espiccaly") night... Read more »

Percentage of People with no symptoms

Dear Dr Bob,I read through the FAQ's and found one answer to symptoms and relative percentages. "Me again! Aug 14, 2005 Hi DOc, You responded to my initial question a few weeks back - thank you so much. You also responded to my partner who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Thanks for your question. By way of response I'll give you a short preview of my September blog for The Body. In the blog I discuss HIV-diagnostic testing. Part One is posted, and the concluding part should be up very soon."Some may... Read more »

Life span of people who had symptoms

Hello Dr MoyleI read that people who didn't develop ARS symptoms live longer.Is this the case?Also could you please advise if you are aware of the life expectancy of someone with subtype E? (also known as A/E - the one they have in Thailand)I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Hi DavidThere is not important difference in HIV outcomes, survival, speed of progression or response to medication by viral sub-type or clade.Its hard to predict life expectancy for any individual, doctors aren't good at play in God! Several... Read more »

Do people automatically test positive after ARS symptoms?

Seven weeks ago I made a stupid decision and had unprotected insertive anal intercourse with another male whose HIV status I did not know. Three or four weeks later, I developed a body rash which looked like an allergic reaction. I had been using...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The amount of time it takes for a person to develop a detectable level of antibodies around the time of primary infection symptoms is variable. For this reason, if a person has significant exposure (anal or vaginal sex with an HIV infected, or high... Read more »
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The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »
Project Inform

Medical Marijuana: Is it Safe?

Many people have used medical marijuana to manage symptoms of HIV infection and side effects of therapies. Medical marijuana users assert that the drug is useful in treating nausea, increasing appetite or as a mild analgesic (to help with headaches... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Patient Guide: 10 Pointers for People With Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Infection

HCV may not make you feel sick for many years after you become infected. But HCV continues to damage the liver during this period. People who run a risk of HCV infection (see points 3, 4, and 5) should get tested for HCV. You can slow liver damage... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Study Examines Best Time for Healthy HIV-Infected People to Begin Antiretrovirals

A major new clinical trial seeks to determine whether HIV-infected asymptomatic individuals have less risk of developing AIDS or other serious illness if they begin taking antiretrovirals sooner rather than later, based on their level of CD4+... Read more »