Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Early Symptoms During Acute Stage

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (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 feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
Ask the Experts

Bi Polar, Low testosterone acute HIV stage

Dear Dr HorwarthI have mixed affective bipolar disorder and am in the early stages of acute HIV infection. I havent had a manic period for some time, stabilised by lamotrogine but had a major depression early this year. My testoserone levels are...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Testtosterone replacement treatment should not have an effect on your likelihood of having a manic episode. Testosterone replacement in men with HIV and depression has been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of depression (fatigue, low... Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for providing such a positive inspiration for coping with HIV.Now several questions (please answer, altho by comparison with some of the qus asked here, these are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nick,Thanks for your kind comments.Proceeding directly to your specific questions:1.Even though I have no idea what "possibly lesious" means, I would absolutely agree your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Whether it's... Read more »

Weight loss in early stage

Dr.,Does lypodystrophy/atrophy occur from HIV alone (i.e. w/o treatment)?If so, has it been noticed in the acute, asymptomatic or late stages of the disease?Does the weight loss sometimes seen initially after infection come all the way back to...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Some surveys of people with HIV indicate that some untreated invividuals have physical signs of lipoatrophy. These are most likely in lean or older people where the appearance may overlap with the beginnings of lipoatrophy. This could occur at any... Read more »

thrush during acute viral stage

Dear Doctors,I have posted this questions several times without an answer.Assume a person is HIV positive after an exposure two months ago. Only acute viral syndrome symptom was thrush(no fever, rash, or other common symptoms). Is this common...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
People may or may not have any signs or symptoms when they first get HIV. In some series, up to 10% of individuals may have thrush when they first contract HIV. I cannot give you a more precise percent of individuals who only have thrush.There are... Read more »
Connect With Others

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... 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 & 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 »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »