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Is this an early warning of HIV?

Hi, about 11 days after I had casual sex -the condom broke-, I got one of theworst flus that I ever had... chills followed by high fever, severe muscle aches, etc. The flu symptomslasted about 3 days and then subsided. I heard that people infected...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.What you are describing is called "Acute Viral Syndrome". Within the firstfew weeks after infection, some people with HIV show symptoms due to AcuteViral Syndrome. This occurs during your bodies initial... Read more »

symptoms=hiv-=diseases=die early...

I believe once you have symptoms of hiv you are doomed even with negative results. Just rememberthe hiv tests are not 100% accurate so symptoms = hiv+ period. Once you have symptoms, you will have all kind of diseases in your life the same diseases...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You are so wrong. I believe that most people who develop symptoms of HIV after a risky encounter despite being HIV negative do so because of worry, and your posting does not help. Most everyone is familiar with the most common signs of HIV and... Read more »

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 »

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... 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 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 »