Flu-like Illness With Negative Tests

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands. What should I do if I get sick? For information about what to do if you get sick with flu-like symptoms this season, see What To Do If You Get Sick: 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu . A downloadable flyer containing this information also is available. ** What should I do if I have a fever? Fever can be...
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late seroconversion

i had a protected sex with csw in mexico during which condom got slipped. i started pep 28 day course after 60 hrs approx. on 13th week from my last pep pill i took elisa hiv test which came -ve.yesterday suddenly i started coughing and then had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unless you've had another potential HIV exposure, HIV is not your problem! Your post-PEP negative HIV test is definitive and conclusive. Late seroconversion? Nope. No way.You most likely have a flu-likeillness. The test Read more »

Tracking Exposure

I tested negative for HIV and all other STDs on March 08, May 08, Sep 08, and late-Feb 09. However, in mid-February 2009, I had flu-like symptoms and had one high-risk sexual experience with another male partner (unprotected oral sex, unprotected...
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
...Well, given your negative HIV test history, and symptoms at that time, it is possible. That is a pretty rapid decline for only a few months of infection. Read more »

Unsafe Sex ->, Flu-like Illness -> Health Issues

Hello Dr. Conway:I engaged in a potentially very risky sexual act early in 2006 (unprotected receptive anal sex). That incident was the only time I have done this act before or since. The person I had sex with was of unknown HIV status, and when I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Dear Tim:I think you have had enough HIV testing to rule this out as a cause of your symptoms. Warts are extremely contagious and it may well be that this is what you acquired during this contact, or other lower risk contacts. As for the... Read more »

ill unsure about results!!!!!

Hi doctor Bob i need your expertise to clarify my doughts about the following results... after being stabbed with a hypodermical needle several times on April 04 i did 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,1112 months tests all came back negative however at the 13...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"Hypodermical . . .???" Hmmm . . . . You tested negative on a dozen HIV tests, including a "ran pcr" (which I assume is similar to an RNA PCR, right?) and you still have "doughts?"""Do Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Media Briefing: Update on 2009 H1N1 Flu

...2,000 in Washington State University. Are these actually all H1N1 cases? Are these more people showing up because they are feeling ill and there's just a higher uptick of people going to health centers? Anne Schuchat: thanks. You know, in a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cautions on Stopping Therapy

...treatment after stopping may find their viral load does not drop to previous low or undetectable levels. Some PHAs experience flu-like symptoms during an increase (rebound) in their viral load. Some PHAs may find it harder to re-develop the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to... Read more »
The Body

A Change Like No Other

..."IT," but was afraid. When the time came for me to pick up my results, so many things were running through my head. I wanted a negative result but I knew the chances were slim. I remember thinking, "They say it only takes one time for the little... Read more »
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are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...later he asks me if i'm feeling sick, cause hes got a cold. i do too at that moment. the question is, if you're experincing the "flu-like" symptoms from HIV, can you pass them to someone else like a cold or are they exclusive to you? Read more »

Scared Young Girl...Here is my situation....please

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...two years ago, I had unprotected anal sex with a man who's status I do not know. After the encounter, i never had any type of flu-like symptoms. I know this does not mean I am safe. Then, about 9 months ago, I gave unprotected oral sex to a man... Read more »

Flu-Like Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Would Flu-like symptoms start immediately after exposure, like a day or 2, or is there a time period before they start. Also, what is the sore throat Read more »

FLu-like symptoms after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous
I had an encounter with a transexual male exactly 3 weeks ago. We performed oral on each other (no condoms) and later he was receptive anal (with condoms). at 2 weeks more or less, I freaked out about the posibility of getting an std/hiv (i had... Read more »
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