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Flu Symptoms 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...
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Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My question is, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following primary infection generally occur two to three weeks after initial infection and persist Read more »

Condom broke during anal sex

Hello Dr. Conway.Please help me out of this situation. I had insertive anal intercourse. In the beginning it was protected but then the condom broke. The problem is that I didn't notice that and so I don't know how long it was unprotected. I went to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...would also recommend that you undergo testing immediately if you have flu-like or other significant symptoms that suggest acute HIV infection. Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to acute HIV infection approximately 2-4 weeks after exposure. Symptoms can vary in each individual, the most common symptoms... Read more »

WORRIED IN PA

I TOOK AND HIV TEST 2 WEEKS AFTER I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX THE INDIVIDUAL DID NOT EJACULATE IN ME WHAT IS THE CHANCE I MAY BE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS THE TEST CAME BACK NEGATIVE AND ALL THE OTHER STD TEST CAME BACK NEGATIVE WORRIED IN PA
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...from this exposure is encouraging, but not conclusive. You would still need to continue testing at 12 and 24 weeks to rule out HIV infection, provided that you did not have any other risk exposures in the meantime.If you develop a flu-like... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...women who lack prenatal care or who are not offered voluntary HIV counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV infections each year can be attributed to the lack of timely HIV testing and treatment of pregnant women. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...AIDS had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the end of 2002. Approximately 40,000 new HIV infections occur each year in the United States, 70 percent of them among men and 30 percent among women. Of the new... Read more »
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HIV RNA?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...there. From an article posted on The Body: Shortly after getting infected with HIV, many patients have an acute (or "primary") HIV infection, a period of flu-like illness with symptoms like fever and malaise that could be caused by influenza or... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...my worries. I started to feel somewhat feverish with swollen gland about 2 weeks after the encounter. My question relates to Acute HIV symptoms though. I got what could be described as flu-like symptoms about 2.5 months after the encounter. What... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...rash 46% 8.3 (3.6-19.3) From: Hecht FM et al. Use of laboratory tests and clinical symptoms for identification of primary HIV infection. AIDS 2002, 16: 1119-1129 The symptomatic phase of acute HIV-1 infection lasts between 7 - 10 days,... Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...consulted the doctor YET again on 29 Dec 99 with the same complaints. What are the signs and symptoms of the Primary Acute HIV infection stage? To me, it seems that it comprises of flu-like sickness and resembles the one I'm having now. I... Read more »