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Fever Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
Ask the Experts

Acute HIV symptoms

I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a girl about two weeks ago. As soon as it happened I became very anxious about what I could have just done to myself. Two days after this happened I got a fever, and by the next the fever was so bad that I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Fever is a common part of actue HIV infection and can occur from days to weeks after an exposure. That said, it would be unusual to occur after only two days. The reasons Read more »

Fever resulted from HIV

I would like to ask that if a person is infected by HIV and has fever symtom, how long will this symtom last or it will last for couple of days and then come back again?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...About 85% of people who become infected with HIV will develop symptoms of what is known as "primary HIV infection." This is an acute viral syndrome that appears within a few days to weeks after infection and lasts and average of 2 weeks. Fever Read more »

mononucleosis as an indicator of acute hiv infection

I have read that during acute hiv infection, a mono-like illness is quite common. If someone was diagnosed with mono in the past by his clinical symptoms (sore throat, fatigue, headache), a heterophil antibody test which was positive, and a...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloMany people suffer from clinical symptoms of fever, sore throat, body rash, weight loss and fatigue during acute infection with HIV disease. Many viral infections other than HIV also cause these synmptoms. A positive heterophile antibody... Read more »

HIV infection symdrome

dear doctor, if a person infected with HIV , apart from acute HIV infection symdrome several days after infection, is there any later HIV infection syndrome appeared during the latent period?
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
...fatigue, weight loss, yeast infections to name a few. This is related to a profound loss of the immune system due to ongoing HIV infection.MH Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

...diagnoses when HIV-Ab testing alone is used in a high-risk, high-incidence population. 5 Without p-NAAT screening, 9% of the HIV infections documented by the four STD clinics during the screening period would have been missed. However, because... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in HIV Infection

...National Conference for Women and HIV (May 4-7, Pasadena, CA) there were two presentations on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in HIV infection. Ann Duerr (of the CDC) presented a "state-of-the-art" lecture on gynecologic infections at 8:30 on... Read more »
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Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
...is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD? Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same symptoms as acute HIV infection such as fever, swollen glands, fatigue etc... Maybe for all those people who are experiencing worried... Read more »

systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...I posted a while ago about some weird symtoms i was having wondering if it could be a sign of acute hiv infection. I went to the doctor and was told i had a systemic yeast infection. I haven't taken antibiotics lately, and don't know why i Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations Read more »

scared!

Posted by xyz76, 1 Reply
...nodes. Now it is the 5th day when all the symptoms have almost subsided but a slight fever. Can this be a possible case of Acute HIV infection. please advise. I am really scared Read more »