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First Physical Symptoms Of Hiv

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What are the first physical signs of Aids?

i just had a relative to die and the police told us that he had the first physical signs of AIDS ....which was something about his mouth....is this true and do you have pictures so i can compare?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your relative may have had thrush or oral hairy leukoplakia, which are both HIV-associated infections that occur in the mouth. Look elsewhere on this site to see if you can find some pictures or links to other sites with pictures.... Read more »

Physical Signs of Infection

What types of physical signs would someone exhibit during the first year of infection? Which are the most common? ...
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
The acute infection syndrome of HIV is usually manifested by fever, headache, swollen glands, rash on the back and chest and other flu-like symptoms. These are usually transient, lasting a few days to a couple of weeks. Some patients can have... Read more »

doctors diagnose depression for physical side-effects of anti-retrovirals

hello doctormy problem is that i have been suffering from a problem which i think could be attributed from the azt in my combination..im taking efavirenz with combivir for two years as a result my cd4 has now reached 600 + viral load <50...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Almost any of the HIV cocktails can cause fatigue and fat/swelling problems in some patients. Both AZT and Sustiva can cause or aggravate your symptoms in a small but not insignificant minority of patients. If your CD4 count has never been less... Read more »

Doubt about first HIV symptoms

Hello, doctor.I had unprotected sex for the first time ever with my boyfriend in January. After that I have not had any symptoms that could actually tell me If I have HIV and I have read some mixed information about the window period to take the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hi,What you describe does not sound like HIV, especially since you have no other symptoms. Other infections, such as syphilis, can cause rashes that also involve the palms and soles. Now we are 5-6 months after your sexual contact which would be... Read more »
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Physical symptoms keep coming back?

Posted by haley, 3 Replies
So I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »

What are the first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am a female. I was just wondering if some of the women out
there that have hiv/aids would tell me what some of thier first
symptoms where. I would really apprectate it. Thank You.


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what were your first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Those of you with HIV or AIDS what was your first simptome you notices that began the curriousity that you may have been infected
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what are first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi i am getting tested in a week and i just wanted to know what symptoms occurred that are related to hiv. I could maybe be 6 yrs positive now would I be having any symptoms and also is karposis sarcoma very rare in women Read more »