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Hiv Symptoms After 1 Year

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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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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
...survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in the US from infection to AIDS was about 10 years with 1-2 years of survival once AIDS diagnosis. KH Read more »

HIV symptoms

Im now 22. About 2 years ago I had unprotected sex. 5 months later I developed diarrhea, a cough and shortness of breath that would not go away with antibiotics. 2 months later I had an HIV test that was negative. The cough and shortness of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your doctor is correct about the time-- it is very unusual for people to seroconvert (develop a + test) after 6 months. Since you are so worried, it's probably worth it to have another HIV test, but the odds are small that ot will be +. Read more »

1 year From Sexural Assulted

Hi Dr Brian. I have done every test they have on market. I was retested at 12 months and was negative. I also did all the tests from PCRs to Elisa's and WB's . I was told by another doctor it can take up two year before test can show. I said where...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...to suggest that you should be tested any more unless you have had another possible exposure to HIV or unless you have clear symptoms of HIV infection and a lowered CD4 count. I think it is time to move on. Read more »

Hiv to AIDS only 1 year after initial infection

I was tested negative for HIV 1.2 years ago, but seemed to have symptoms of flulike hiv contraction at that time. Since then i got retested just over a year later and my result was not only hiv pos, but AIDS with CD4 count 97 and viral load of...
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
It is unusual, but not unheard of. This is a complex issue that depends on your underlying immune system and the type of virus that got transmitted to you. Some viral strains are more aggressive in attacking and killing t cells than others. There... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands,... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...HIV levels (viral load). IRIS tends to occur when there's a large drop in HIV levels. An example of this would be going from 100,000 copies of HIV down to about 500, which shows a strong response to therapy but an increased risk for IRIS. This... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...blood. In the US, about 4 times as many people have hep C as have HIV. You could be infected with HCV and not know it. About 15% to 30% of people clear the hep C virus from their bodies without treatment. The rest develop chronic infection, and... Read more »
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I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...the story of my life and about the 2 years i spent (wasted) in deep despair thinking i had this great disease. I am male, 21 yrs and living in a small town. I have been masturbating ever since i was 8. I was sexually abused by my cousin(male) ... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

symptoms

Posted by mf1, 1 Reply
...be swollen and wierd shaped on the edge. I recently went to the doctor and was diagnosed as having Otitis Media. He gave me 10 days of antibiotics. But my throat is still scratchy and have had post nasal drip mentioned both times I went. Should I... Read more »

Allergies and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know its allergy season and even thjough I've never had allergies I am wondering if allergies could be a symptom of HIV. I tested negative after a 1 time protected expsoure with a sex worker. I tested negative at 21 and 30 weeks. Any chance this Read more »