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Hiv Illness Symptoms May Not Be Visible But The Patient May Feel Sick

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Listeria and HIV

Food-borne illnesses are not new to people living in Canada. However, an outbreak of one particular germ -- Listeria -- linked to the consumption of tainted processed meat has recently occurred. Listeria is of particular concern because this bacterium can cause severe infection (listeriosis) in people with weakened immunity. At press time, no one with HIV has contracted this illness, though at least 54 people have developed listeriosis and 20...
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tested positive and no visible signs

hi - i tested negative in 03 and 04. last week tested again and my primary doctor was shocked that i tested positive. my normal blood work is excellent -wbc/rbc and lymps. my cd count is 360. i have no symptoms except, occassional diarrhea. i do...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about the health issues of your family. With your new HIV doctor-- I'd start by asking about their experience with HIV (how many years in practice, how many patients under direct care); does he or... Read more »

Feeling Sick and Being Well or Feeling Well and Getting Sick

Can how one feels predict the results of the next set of labs?It is common to find people who feel well and then turn out to have very low CD4 counts.This is true both on and off therapy.It would be useful to see what differences might be found...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately, with HIV disease how one feels does not necessarily predict viral load or CD4 cell counts. This is true both on and off therapy.Yes, there are "clinical" signs of potential disease progression (immune deterioration),... Read more »

Recently diagosed...feeling sick already

Hi Since Oct 2012 I have been feeling very sickly (flu at first then daily mild headache, joint pain & diarhea) and at the time I didnt know I was hiv+ until last month when I tested. I suspect I got exposed in July 2012 cause I had unprotected...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Experts now recommend that anyone living with HIV go on HIV medications no matter if any symptoms are present.Worry and anxiety can cause the same effects you are listing. Having undetectable viral load really decreases the worry of illness and... Read more »

Is Aids symptom visible by 8months' time?

The last time I had sex with my ex-boyfriend is more than 9 months ago. Recently, I found out that my previous boyfriend has been flirting around with other girls (having sex too) during our relationship. He has a very well built figure but the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The symptoms a person usually experiences shortly after infection, called acute HIV infection, generally occur within the first month of exposure. It is unusual for a person to experience symptoms related to recent HIV infection three or more months... Read more »
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could short illness be a symptom of HIV

Posted by Anonymous
i have been sick for a yr with all kinds of symptoms that i mentioned in my previous post, and those symptoms continue and another thing that i have noticed is that if i get sick forsay a cold or flu like symptoms, they last for only a short while,... Read more »

I feel sick..

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I feel sick to my stomach. I've got so much on my mind it isn't even funny. This new company that came in, wants us to make a decision to go with them on the 28th. On top of that is of course the HIV test. I have to wait til July 2nd for the result.... Read more »

Flipping out. Sick of reading about symptoms...

Posted by countingdays, 1 Reply
Day 11. It goes on. I get up, I read about symptoms. I check myself over.

11 days ago I had three encounters, all unprotected oral (receiving), plus protected vaginal. One of these was particularly dodgy. Since then, I have been a complete basket... Read more »

I am a link in a chain of sick people...

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I am a link in a chain of sick people, all connected sexually. We are all clinically undiagnosed. Personally, I am extremely ill(with tumors popping up all over my body).

We are definitely carrying something. Its definitely an undiagnosed sexually... Read more »