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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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Body aches, flu symptoms, etc.

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS Nov 5, 2010 without any prior diagnosis or knowledge of him having HIV etc. His CD4 was 45 and his VL was 659,000. They checked his labs again on Dec 13 and his CD4 was 95 and his VL was 213,000 (without HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Body aches are common in the general population and more common in HIV+ patients. Being sick and stressed out (even depressed) often contributes to body aches. Improving HIV health (gaining weight, no new infections, increased CD4 count, and low HIV... Read more »

Flu like symptoms that won't go away

Hi doctor. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to ask questions. I'm asking this question for a friend of mine who I'm very concerned about. More than 2 months ago he had unprotected sex with a prostitute in a brothel. He's...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your friend didn't have a fever, I'm not sure how his symptoms were flu-like. Flu is classicly described as a febrile illness, and fever is a common symptom during primary HIV infection. It sounds like you both are anxious and are doing... Read more »

please answer, very very worried about hiv ars symptoms

Hi Dr. Bob, I understand you have many people to respond to but I really need some feedback of my experience because everyone I know thinks I'm just going nuts. A month and a half back I got a haircut. While getting the haircut the barber...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Your fears are unwarranted. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and who is not HIV infected. There are many potential causes for your symptoms other than the... Read more »

Multiple negative HIV tests, but partners with symptoms after sex "I need help but dont want to worry the ww's here. Please offer me guidence."

Ive never read a story like mine on this website in 7 years. Please give me your thoughts. In March of 2005 i had sex 3 times with man that was believed to be positive by his family.Im a female who at the time was in perfect health. Maybe a cold...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for you question,First, the situation you're describing <b>does not have to do with HIV</b>. Your many tests over the years confirm this.It's easy sometimes in situations like this to jump to HIV as a culprit, but there... Read more »
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Flu like symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are considered flu-like symptoms. I have a sore sort of stiff neck (back of neck) and mild headache. No fever or major sore throat though. It feels more like sinus congestion. Dr. says its sinusitis and tonsilitis. Should I be worried if... 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 »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
hi, thanks for taking time to read this. first, let me say i almost never get ill &amp; i haven't thrown up once in 15 yrs. worst thing i got must've been a cold. i had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman about a month ago. exactly 6 days later, in... Read more »

Worried about symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello I have a question about some symptoms.

On 6/11/06 I had a expossure. almost five weeks later i got the flu and sore throat and one day of fever. Since then I get a soar throat on and off and yesterday after almost 8 weeks of exposure my throat... Read more »