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Early Symptoms Of Hivaids

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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 »

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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 »
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early symptoms of infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of flu or cold like symptoms like a 24 hour bug being an early symptom of infection? I shot this question to the expert at this site and it got ignored so I'm asking here. 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 »

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 »

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... Read more »