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Hiv Symptoms Within The First 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 feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Low CD4 with Low VL in First Year of Infection?

My HIV test results of Feb. '98 and July '98 were negative, but my Feb. '99 HIV test came back positive. A follow-up HIV panel showed my CD4 at 383 but with viral load around 650. Isn't such a low CD4 rather unusual in the...
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
The CD4 count is on the low side, but well within the range of folks I have seen following acute infection. You didn't say what kind of HIV test you had in July, but an antibody test could certainly be negative following symptoms in June. Your... Read more »

Fatigue in first year of infection

Dear DocHi - I wonder if you could help me ? I was infected in October last year, and am now suffering from variable fatigue ... some days I am OK and other days I really have to drag myself out of bed.Although I was depressed initially, this was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are many possible causes of fatigue in the setting of HIV disease. Often, several causes overlap. Here are a few of the common causes:1. Inadequate rest, sleep, diet, and/or exercise. An HIV-knowledgeable nutritionist may be of... Read more »

Doubt about first HIV symptoms

Hello, doctor.I had unprotected sex for the first time ever with my boyfriend in January. After that I have not had any symptoms that could actually tell me If I have HIV and I have read some mixed information about the window period to take the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hi,What you describe does not sound like HIV, especially since you have no other symptoms. Other infections, such as syphilis, can cause rashes that also involve the palms and soles. Now we are 5-6 months after your sexual contact which would be... Read more »

If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
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
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »
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What are the first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am a female. I was just wondering if some of the women out
there that have hiv/aids would tell me what some of thier first
symptoms where. I would really apprectate it. Thank You.


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what were your first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Those of you with HIV or AIDS what was your first simptome you notices that began the curriousity that you may have been infected
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what are first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi i am getting tested in a week and i just wanted to know what symptoms occurred that are related to hiv. I could maybe be 6 yrs positive now would I be having any symptoms and also is karposis sarcoma very rare in women Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go and get checked. This is the story of my life and about the 2 years i... Read more »