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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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high fever, rash, head hurts

been on same HIV drugs for 3 years, have very low engery, head hurts bad, have small blister rash all over my body. what could be happening?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You need an overall clinical assessment since many HIV and non-HIV conditions can be causing your symptoms (such as hormone problems, anemia, herpes or drug rashes). KH Read more »

acute retroviral infection: low or high fever?

Please tell me whether a high fever of 101.6 can be a symptom of acute retroviral infection. I thought only a low grade fever could be a symptom of ARI. Thank you.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...significantly from person to person. And remember, fevers are due to NUMEROUS causes other than HIV. Therefore, whether you have a high fever, a low fever, or no fever, this CANNOT be used to determine whether or not you have HIV. Only testing... Read more »

Is this an early warning of HIV?

Hi, about 11 days after I had casual sex -the condom broke-, I got one of theworst flus that I ever had... chills followed by high fever, severe muscle aches, etc. The flu symptomslasted about 3 days and then subsided. I heard that people infected...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...question.What you are describing is called "Acute Viral Syndrome". Within the firstfew weeks after infection, some people with HIV show symptoms due to AcuteViral Syndrome. This occurs during your bodies initial response against thevirus. ... Read more »

Frequent swellings in armpits, which bring high fever

I have an HIV/AIDS patient who keeps getting swellings in armpits, that come with high fever. These swellings go after taking antibiotics (ampicillin-cloxacine) only to reappear after a few days. They are quite painful, but small. They can only be...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...of warm moist compresses. This is a disease that is chronic and recurring, and is most likely incidental to your patient's HIV.That said, if your patient has dangerously low CD4 cells, this could be due to any one of a number of opportunistic... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or by some medications, these germs can get out of control and cause health problems. Infections that... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme... Read more »
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Got a high fever

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...exposure was 3 weeks ago and i started having stomach problems and last night i had a fever of 102.5. I have never gotten such a high fever ever since i can remember. i still have nausea and i cant eat and the doctor i went to today said my cbc... Read more »

acute hiv after condom breakage???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i know i have to wait for an hiv test, but just wanted some input... i've read that acute hiv infection almost always has a high fever, often a rash over the trunk of the body, and not always, but often has a DROP in white blood cells... is this... Read more »

What exactly are "flu like symptoms"....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...stomach flu type of symptoms where you can't keep anything down, and you just generally feel like crap? Or is it the achey, high fever, can't move more than two feet type of "symptoms".... I keep trying to diagnos myself. I've had a sore throat... Read more »

please forgive me

Posted by LynnB, 5 Replies
...I know that I am not supposed to post here because I have not yet been diagnosed with HIV , I am still in the waiting phase it has been about 7 and a half weeks since I was raped. I am still healing and mentally I Read more »