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Early Signs Of HIV AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...system. Healthy people have between 500 and 1,500 CD4 cells in a milliliter of blood. Fact Sheet 124 has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems will last more than a few days, and probably continue for several weeks. How Do I Know if I...
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Early HIV Symptoms

One wednesday night after having drank wine all day from being depressed over not having enough money, I decided to go to this strip club and watch. I bought shoes with me just in case I decided to dance. After a few drinks I decided to dance and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If you had unprotected sex, yes it's possible you contracted an STD, including HIV, even though your partner didn't pop his cork inside you. Yes, pre-cum can transmit HIV."Symptoms" that arise "hours" after a potential HIV exposure are not due to... Read more »

Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in the... Read more »

Is this early HIV symptoms? Please answer.

Hello Dr- 4 weeks ago I had a high risk incident with a girl in Thailand. Basically I very stupidly got drunk and had unprotected sex with her. For two weeks now I have had what can only be described as a mild sore throat. It's not very severe but...
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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...executive, said, "It is very worrying that" physicians "and other health care professionals are often missing the signs and symptoms of HIV infection." Jack added, "This can mean they become seriously ill in the longer term and respond less well... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands,... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...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 did... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...though they would not know if it was HIV. I don't know whats true, but can you guys let me know if chronic thrush is possible at early stage HIV with no other symptoms except possiblt a runny nose sometimes. Do the doctors really know? Thanks... Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »