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Hiv Infection Early Symptoms

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Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival Read more »

Are my Symptoms a sign of early HIV infection

Hi, I recently posted a question on this site about my risk of catching HIV. My post was responded... Read more »

Symptoms after 24 hours

Dear Dr.,After less than 24 hours of a low risk exposure ( receiving unprotected oral sex from... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

... MAC disease among patients with AIDS, in the absence of ART, is generally a disseminated multiorgan infection ( 225-229 ). Early symptoms might be minimal and might precede detectable intermittent or continuous mycobacteremia by several weeks.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Clinical Manifestations In persons with AIDS not on ART, MAC disease is typically a disseminated multi-organ infection 409-412 . Early symptoms might be minimal and might precede detectable mycobacteremia by several weeks. Symptoms include... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...gonorrhea, or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners. EARLY SYMPTOMS OF HIV INFECTION If you are like many people, you will not have any symptoms when you first become... Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read a lot about people who experience symptoms and people who don't experience symptoms of HIV. Does experiencing/notexperiencing symptoms have anything to do with life expectancy? I got very sick with acute HIV--do I have one of the more... Read more »

When Can I Feel Safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am not infected? I recently developed a swollen lymph node gland and am totally paranoid as I have researched the common early symptoms of hiv infection and that is one of them. Someone please respond if you have knowledge on this issue. Read more »

Early Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 10 weeks ago I had sex with a man I have since heard has hiv. We didn't use a condom. I couldn't wait the full twelve weeks so I took a 9 week at home that came back negative. However, I have a cough I can't seem to shake and had a yeast... Read more »