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Does Primary Hiv Appear Without High Fever

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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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Is recurring fever a primary sign of HIV? condoms and STDs?

i have three questions, is it necessary that a person with HIV has fever once in awhile or swollen lymph nodes atleast once in a while or right after the exposure to virus. the second question is that i've had sex using condoms with a guy...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear db:1) Although fever and enlarged lymph nodes can and usually do occur after HIV infection, as well as after any viral infection, there is no guarantee that each and every patient gets them. I've certainly seen patients without much in... Read more »

Frequent swellings in armpits, which bring high fever

I have an HIV/AIDS patient who keeps getting swellings in armpits, that come with high fever. These swellings go after taking antibiotics (ampicillin-cloxacine) only to reappear after a few days. They are quite painful, but small. They can only be...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your patient has decent CD4 cells, then this sounds most like hidradenitis suppurativa to me. This can occur in the groin as well. It may be recurring quickly because the patients isn't getting a long enough course of an... Read more »

Are High Fevers (103+) Normal?

Just want to thank you so much for your good work. Really would like to volunteer with the organization in New York, but I'm so tired all of the time, that I've proven to be a not so useful volunteer. Am HIV+, diagnosed November 13, 2002....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Nate!Significant fevers are never normal! And fevers over 101 require prompt attention and thorough evaluation, each and every time they occur.Could your fevers be related to an infection in your sinuses? Yes, it is possible. Sinusitis is one of... Read more »

Lymphnodes and primary!

Hello!Must start with saying you write wonderfully and charismatic, have found myself laughing out loud reading some of your witty answers .. :)well here is my question.I had brief unprotected oral sex with a man of unknown hiv status (I am gay)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Norwegian Worrier,Fifteen seconds of unprotected oral sex with a guy of unknown HIV status is not considered to be a significant risk for HIV transmission. HIV Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) symptoms generally appear two to four weeks after... Read more »
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symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... Read more »

symptoms for primary hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am terrified that i may have gotten infected and know i feel like everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is
the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me how accentuated these symptoms are?
like now, i am stressing because my pinky... Read more »

tonsilitis, high fever as potential ars at 7-8 weeks

Posted by mdguy1, 1 Reply
Hello all I posted a while back my partner was diagnosed as hiv positive and we did have a risky behavior. I was tested negative at 5 weeks and as I was starting to relax I had very bad body pains the last couple weeks, had for one night a 104 fever... Read more »