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How Early Can Hiv Symptoms Occur

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Can Low Testosterone Occur Early in HIV

Hi, Dr. Bob,Just wondering if low testosterone occurs early in hiv disease. I have been positive for one year and for the past few months have had reduced libido, fatigue, no erections, and wonder if it is hiv-related? I am 43....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Ohhh - hard question! Or maybe not so hard?HIV-related? No, probably not. Actually, it's probably just old age. Wait! Don't click the computer off! I'm kidding. Yes, hypogonadism (low testosterone) can occur in asymptomatic (early)... Read more »

Early ARS symptoms - maybe not so early...

Dr. Bob:It's me again, your friendly neighborhood train wreck, writing to you with another... Read more »

Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of HIV Transmission Occur in Early Stages of Infection, Study Says

About half of new HIV cases occur when the person transmitting the virus is in the early stages of infection and unlikely to know if he or she is HIV-positive, according to a study scheduled to be published in the April 1 edition of the Journal of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness... Read more »
HIV i-Base

HPTN 052 Study Stopped Early: Significant Reduction in HIV Transmission From Early Use of HIV Treatment in Serodifferent Partners

Although more detailed results have since been presented (see earlier report from IAS Rome conference earlier in this issue ), the following summary information was reported as a press release from the U.S. NIAID. Initiation of Antiretroviral... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis

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 »
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HELP--Early ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a married mother of 3. Last weekend had unprotected sex (no ejaculation) as a one night stand. 3 days later had a yeast infection, sore throat and cough. My husband got a bronchial infection 2 days after that. 5 days post exposure have an... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... Read more »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »