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Early-stage symptoms of KS?

Over the course of the last month, I've had about ten occurrences of 'red spots' appear on my lower legs and soles of my feet. They are tiny, no larger than a pinhead, and do not itch. These spots appear in a straight line on my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If it were KS, it would be unlikely that they would vanish. Sounds like you need to see a dermatologist.MH... Read more »

Weight loss in early stage

Dr.,Does lypodystrophy/atrophy occur from HIV alone (i.e. w/o treatment)?If so, has it been noticed in the acute, asymptomatic or late stages of the disease?Does the weight loss sometimes seen initially after infection come all the way back to...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Some surveys of people with HIV indicate that some untreated invividuals have physical signs of lipoatrophy. These are most likely in lean or older people where the appearance may overlap with the beginnings of lipoatrophy. This could occur at any... Read more »

Early stages of Aids

Dear Doctor, can you explain to me the difference between HIV positive and actually developing AIDS. What is the outlook for a person whose initial visited to the clinic because of developing opportunisitic infections, within the last two weeks....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIV "positive" means infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Person who are infected with the virus may or may not have significant symptoms or immune deficiency.AIDS refers to an epidemiologically defined syndrome of conditions... Read more »

Exhaustion in Early Stage

I recently tested positive (April 28) and seroconverted in early March. (tested negative on April 10). I have a CD4 count of about 1000 and viral load of 10,000. I am exhausted and feel depleted of energy. I have also had severe pains in my knees...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry to hear about the recent positive test. Could your fatigue be emotional? Yes. Could your fatigue be a symptom of the virus? Also, yes! Could your fatigue be something else? Again, yes! What to do? First, make sure you are under the care... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

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 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 »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... 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 »