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Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... Read more »

Early Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 10 weeks ago I had sex with a man I have since heard has hiv. We didn't use a condom. I couldn't wait the full twelve weeks so I took a 9 week at home that came back negative. However, I have a cough I can't seem to shake and had a yeast... Read more »

Too early for symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sorry if this is not allowed here but on the forum it says we can discuss other STI's as well as HIV.

New Years Eve I had an encounter with a guy I had been talking to over the internet. We engaged in oral sex (passive and receptive), him performing... Read more »

Could Edema be an early symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I think I may have been infected by my cheating husband even though he tested negative by PCR at 1 month. I am experiecing pitting edema in my legs, headaches, loose bowels, dizzyiness, and acne. Can someone please tell me if these are signs or... Read more »
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Early HIV symptoms?

Mr Sowadsky, Would it be possible after less than 4 months from possible HIV infection for some symptoms to appear? I am specifically referring to ringing in the ears and anal itching / white patches (possibly candidiasis?) Can symptoms actually...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi.Thank you for your question.It would be highly unusual for symptoms related to AIDS to appear as early as4 months after infection. The symptoms related to AIDS and opportunisticdiseases don't begin until an average of 10 years after... Read more »

Is this early HIV symptoms? Please answer.

I'm basically going out of my mind with worry about these symptoms. In your experience do people who are experiencing genuine early HIV symptoms tend to have more than just a sore throat and swollen glands? Or is it posible to just get these...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is correct that the most common manifestations of acute HIV disease are more widespread than just a sore throat, and may involve all the things your doctor mentioned to you. However, it is also possible that it may present with just a sore... Read more »

Early HIV symptom

Hi Im a dentist and had a surgical procedure with a patient with history of ex drug abuser (cannabis). After the treatment when i removed my gloves which seem intact , i noticed slightly intact skin around my wrist which feelt burning sensation when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk seems incredibly low for HIV infection given the scenario you described with a px of unknown HIV serostatus. I would ask the px if he knows his HIV status and if unknown kindly ask him to get an HIV test. YOu can also discuss with your own... Read more »

Please Help Frantic Atypical Early HIV Symptoms Weak Immune System

Hello Dr. Frascino,I think the work you and the other doctors here at "thebody" do is a godsend. A donation is forthcoming and I hope that it can help in someway. I was sorry to hear that your brother is facing a battle of his own and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Since you are getting tested today and hopefully will have your test result very soon, I won't spend too much time here trying to calm you down, other than to say I do not believe the symptoms you and your girlfriend are experiencing have... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis

Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Improves HIV Survival Rates, Study Says

The New York Times on Thursday examined a study that found asymptomatic HIV-positive people who delayed antiretroviral treatment until their disease reached an advanced stage faced higher mortality rates than those who initiated treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Early Versus Deferred Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV on Survival

"The optimal time for the initiation of antiretroviral therapy for asymptomatic patients with [HIV] is uncertain," the authors wrote in introducing the current study. The researchers conducted two parallel analyses involving a total of 17,517... Read more »