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Hiv Testing And Symptoms

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HIV Testing and Symptoms

I am a male and received unprotected oral sex from a female sex worker. A Home Access test at 11 weeks was negative. However, I'm worried about symptoms involving a rapid onset of throat dryness and newly discovered white coating on the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Symptoms occuring during primary HIV infection, otherwise known as acute retroviral syndrome, are tricky to diagnose, even for a medical professional. The bottom line is, there is no single answer to your question. It is possible to have symptoms... Read more »

Negative HIV test but many symptoms. Help me please!

Hello, Please help me!My relative risk was May 9, 2013. With a woman who practiced oral sex without... Read more »


i have so MANY FRIENDS who is just like me (BISEXUAL) and its true that we are having SEX to so... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms for HIV/AIDS

(These times are approximate and may vary greatly from person to person!) NOT Drawn to Scale! (Click the image to enlarge.) Key: AVS = Acute Viral Syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase Chain Reaction test [----] ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Cost-Effectiveness of Symptom-Based Testing and Routine Screening for Acute HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men in the USA

Testing for HIV when flu-like symptoms are evident may offer a cost-effective alternative for early detection of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), reported the authors of the current study. "Acute HIV infection often causes... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »

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... Read more »
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HIV testing, symptoms etc.

Posted by krizner, 1 Reply
Hello to everyone

I had one unprotected insertive anal sex, had no ARS symptoms (but do have coxsackievirus with non constant subfebrile temperature up to 99.1F~37.3C. It doesn't bother me, I function normal as always. And if I was not searching for... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

believe your symptoms not your HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 14 Replies
read this:
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Hiv symptom or Anxiety? Hiv test this friday, scared! HELP!?

Posted by jessicajane, 1 Reply
So I'm a 24 heterosexual female and I have has risky sexual encounters. My last boyfriend I had got tested for hiv and he was negative. However my current boyfriend has not had an hiv test and I don't know his current status. We have been in a... Read more »