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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
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Question about my children.

Hello doctor, I m 40 years female from India, My husband was tested pos in 1997, then me too, at that time my children were 2 and 6 years old, they were not tested. My husband expired in the year 1999. Then I started my treatment of viraday in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...apparently healthy children should have HIV. This is because most children who are born HIV+ develop symptoms in the first years of life; that the risk of transmission from infected mother to child is only about 25%.Nevertheless, I'm not sure... Read more »

Shingles and HIV

I wanted to confirm something. I see people saying that Shingles is a common early symptom of HIV infection. I had shingles a couple years ago (39 yrs old at the time) and my doctor said the same thing to me. I had been tested for HIV a few years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Hmm . . . so let me get this straight. You had a bout of shingles three years ago and your doctor advised you shingles was a common early sign of HIV infection. So rather than test for HIV, you decided just Read more »

Symptom of HIV?

Dear Doctor, First let me thank you as a contributor to this site. Back in March of this year I tested positive for HIV and this website has been invaluable for assisting my understanding of this disease. Just recently in a Just for Women article...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for your question.Yeast infections caused by candida may be a symptom of HIV infection. While HIV uninfected people may get yeast infections (especially women with diabetes, on antibiotics, around menstruation, Read more »

Curious

Please i will like to know the symptoms of HIV.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...longer.When symptoms do occur, they may be non-specific like weight loss, anemia or swollen lymph nodes. In some people, the first signs of HIV infection are due to an opportunistic infection, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. 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 »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Some infections may appear as though they're well under control, such as TB disease. Some may have resolved many months or even years ago. However, other infections may have occurred without you noticing their symptoms, like herpes or HPV. This... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...up as lower CD4 cell counts and higher viral loads. These are associated with higher rates of disease. Older people (over 40 years old) have weaker immune systems. They do not respond to ARVs as well as younger people. However, not everyone with... Read more »
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HIV Treatment 101

... Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. ... Read more »
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I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...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 spent (wasted) in deep despair thinking i had this great disease. I am male, 21 yrs and living in a small town. I... Read more »

Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
...good and that I should start meds. Just wondering if there is anyone else out there having this same symptoms after so many years of being healthy with great #'s. Would Love to hear back from anyone. Kinda freakin me out here as I own a business... Read more »

HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, About mid February, I noticed was slight swelling of the glands in the upper part of the neck. The glands continue to be slightly swollen. About mid March, my tongue was slightly swollen too. The symptoms of a swollen tongue are that the... Read more »

Severe Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How severe are the symptoms of HIV when you first say contract the virus and how severe aree they say after 5 years with the virus ? Read more »