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How Bad Will The Sore Throat And Muscle Aches Be When You Have Hiv

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Trizivir

...few days). Symptoms usually, but not always, include some combination of sudden fever; muscle ache; severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possibly rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive each time you fill your prescription. You should keep the warning card with you. Hypersensitivity...
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JOSEPH PLEASE HELP ME !!!

HI DOCTOR; I'VE BEEN VERY WORRIED ABOUT A LOW RISK ENCOUNTER THAT I HAD A DAY AFTER NEW YEARS(ANAL FINGERING MAY HAVE BEEN PRE CUM THERE) FIVE DAYS AFTER I GOT AN ISOLATED SORE THROAT LASTED FOR ABOUT TREE DAYS THEN ON THAT THIRD DAY THAT NIGHT I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...was a bit fast to develop and resolve these symptoms. Since it has already been 4 weeks since the episode, you can have an HIV test to check your status going forward and be sure to practice safer sex.Best,JOe Read more »

Just Donated! Also need HELP

Hi Bob, Ive just donated, only $25, (bit skint at moment)Just wondering can you answer the question i asked about my recent exposure? About 4 weeks ago i had unprotected intercourse with a girl i work with twice in the space of a week. Dont know why...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...having symptoms consistent with that diagnosis, as you describe, then I would have to assume that's what you've got! As for HIV, you had unprotected sex with the "office bike," so you'll need an HIV test at the three-month mark. Your fears of... Read more »

Sore Throat

I had a possible exposure HIV. A couple of days later I experienced a sore throat that lasted for a couple of hours. Other symptoms that night include flatulance, muscle ache in one shoulder that lasted a day. No fever, no detectable swollen...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...The sore throat associated with acute HIV infection is usually moderate to severe in the approximately 50% of people who are symptomatic. It Read more »

Muscle Aching and HIV

Dear Doc. Bob,Im writing to you from Italy (so, please, excuse me if my Englishs not always correct). I see youve got an Italian surname any parents around here (I live in Milan)?Ill explain my problem: due to an incredible amount of stress, which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Neapolitans. (We have better pizza, but you have better shopping!)Regarding your questions:1.Protected oral sex poses no risk for HIV transmission.2.Your calf muscle pain is not related to HIV.3.I see no need for HIV testing.4.Yes, your only real... Read more »
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Epzicom

...severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possible rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive... Read more »
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Ziagen

...severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possible rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...tend to be less severe than the flu, come on slowly and last only a few days, usually less than a week. Common symptoms are sore throat, sneezing, coughing, runny nose and congestion. Older children and adults rarely get more than a mild fever,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
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seroconversion?

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...Just a question. It has been 4 days and I am in bed. Can't swollow bad sore throat and body aches and 100.3 fever. If there are symptoms can I have gotton them so soon? Read more »

STRANGE MUSCLE ACHES

Posted by michel2222, 2 Replies
...coughing. It lasted only for about 5 days. -After more than 10 weeks, or about 73-74 days, I started having symptoms of joint and muscle aches. These aches started in my knees and then spread to many other parts of my body. They increased... Read more »

MC...a word about my symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...these strange "hot flashes" and dizzy spells (Never had these before either). During the 3rd and 4th week, I felt as though a sore throat was coming on, especially after researching HIV symptoms. I really freaked out. I started to feel for... Read more »

Muscles Aches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...reaching above the shoulders." I am so freaked out. I have such muscles aches in these two areas. How common is it to have muscle aches in these areas and not be infected with hiv? I have never experienced anything like this before. If my lymph... Read more »