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Early Symptoms Of Hiv Virus

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What Is HIV?

...make you sick. It does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short time after being infected. The only way you can tell if you have HIV is to get an HIV...
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A big confusion

Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles, could this Virus lead to a false positive HIV if not treated properly?or is it baisically one of the early symptoms of an HIV infiction?please advise. thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Herpes zoster (shingle pox) does not cause a false positive HIV test.BY Read more »

HIV symptoms

How do we know that we are infected with the HIV virus, without testing our blood.what are its early symptoms that makes us feel that it is now time to test our blood?i mean to say in early stages can we feel that the virus is in our blood?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The only way to determine if you are infected with HIV is to take an HIV test. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting HIV infection.Dr. Bob 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
...Canadian equivalent of the NHS would certainly reimburse). If this is negative, I might consider another test to detect the virus directly (such as a PCR test) to rule out that you may have been exposed to HIV by this recent encounter. Read more »

EARLY SYMPTOMS OF hiv

Hi, I am watching your posts and you are doing great work by helping people in clarifying the doubts.I will donate to your foundation. It is almost 1 year I had sex with sex worker in florida. Please let me know what are the possible symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The "possible symptoms of HIV" vary greatly from person to person. I'll repost a question from the archives that discussed the potential signs and symptoms Read more »
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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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Acute HIV Infection

...to be produced. See Fact Sheet 102 for more information. However, the viral load test (see Fact Sheet 125 ) measures the virus itself. Before the immune system produces antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...different test, so you need both an HIVtest and a Hep C test. You might be co-infected and not know it. Both areslow acting viruses. People can be infected for yearswith either virus without having any signs orsymptoms of illness. Why is HIV... Read more »
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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...your children about HIV, it is important for you to know the facts. What Is HIV? HIV stands for "Human Immunodeficiency Virus" Without treatment, HIV will eventually wear down the immune system in most people to the point that they develop... Read more »
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Cunilingus, possible hiv???

Posted by stressed1, 1 Reply
...oral sex on her for no more than 20 seconds, no intercourse took place At the time of this I had just recently go over a flu virus and still had a slight sore throat Now 4 weeks later my sore throat has never gone away, for the last too weeks I... Read more »

Early Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seem to shake and had a yeast infection for the first time ever but it is clearing up with treatment. Do these sounds like HIV symptoms? Thank you for your help!!! Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners. EARLY SYMPTOMS OF HIV INFECTION If you are like many people, you will not have any symptoms when you first become infected... Read more »

ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
...short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the infection are already present, so will the test be able to detect the virus at that time? Thanks. Like others of you I went through this a few years ago as well and promised that I would... Read more »