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Getting Hiv Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Symptoms of HIV reinfection

I have been HIV+ for close to four years now and since my diagnosis have steadily been increasing my CD4 and my viral load has remained undetectable. Recently though, I have been experiencing many of the symptoms of my original seroconversion (hot...
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
You don't indicate whether you have any risk factors for getting reinfected. If so, then it could be possible, if not, look for other causes. Read more »

Testing after possible symptoms of HIV

I notice so many guys on here freaking out because they had oral sex that a little fluid might have gotten into their mouths or something... well my sex really was risky, as risky as it gets. I got crazy for a period, and I barebacked with several...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected receptive anal sex is indeed risky business that places you at considerable risk for STDs, including HIV. That is the reason to get HIV tested. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.I would... Read more »

HIV symptoms but HIV-negative

Dear DoctorAlmost 4 years ago, I had a heteosexual contact with a peson who I strongly suspect to have beem HIV-psoitive. I have had NO such exposure since then.Several days later I developed flu-like symptoms: sore throat, night sweats and enlarged...
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
Although your symptoms are perplexing, given the long standing negative HIV tests, I don't believe you have HIV infection. You did not say what other work up or tests you have also had. If you haven't already, I would consult an infectious disease... Read more »

EARLY SYMPTOMS OF hiv

Hi, I am watching your posts and you are doing great work by helping people in clarifying the doubts.I will donate to your foundation. It is almost 1 year I had sex with sex worker in florida. Please let me know what are the possible symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The "possible symptoms of HIV" vary greatly from person to person. I'll repost a question from the archives that discussed the potential signs and symptoms Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Symptoms and Quality of Life in Women

...which one lives) is also influenced by symptoms and is a frequent outcome measure in research. Several studies have shown that HIV symptom control can improve quality of life for women living with the virus. While quality of life is often... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stressful or Traumatic Life Events, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms and HIV Sexual Risk Taking Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

The researchers designed the current study to assess "the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in response to stressful or traumatic life events and their impact on HIV risk behaviors and associated psychosocial variables... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...Illustrations of How HIV Works How Your Immune System Works History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Origins of HIV What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Read more »
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Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...But recently, I got my period, and it seems to have lasted more than a week. This has never happened before. Could this be an HIV symptom? Should I get tested again? Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go and get checked. This is the story of my life and about the 2 years i... Read more »

HIV SYMPTOMS???

Posted by nomanalone, 1 Reply
...I have heard that lymph nodes do not hurt when experiencing HIV symptoms. Is this true? Otherwise I feel fine. Are these symptoms of HIV? It is getting really annoying and starting to freak me out a little. Please, and help is appreciated. Read more »

HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, About mid February, I noticed was slight swelling of the glands in the upper part of the neck. The glands continue to be slightly swollen. About mid March, my tongue was slightly swollen too. The symptoms of a swollen tongue are that the... Read more »