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How Fast Can Hiv Symptoms Occur

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among Youth

Fast Facts Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010. Most new HIV infections among youth occur among gay and bisexual males; there was a 22% increase in estimated new infections in this group from 2008 to 2010. Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected. Youth in the United States account for a substantial number of HIV...
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how soon can acute hiv symptoms occur

i had sex on the 27th of june..is it possible im seeing acute symptoms already beginning the 2nd all i have is a swollen lymph node and white spots on my tonsils other than that i feel fine but can symptoms start that soon...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It is unlikely that you would be experiencing symptoms so quickly. An HIV test at the 90-day mark will give you a conclusive answer.In health,Richard... Read more »

how fast does wasting occur & thoughts on regimen

We have a patient who decided to begin meds on 3/7/04 when his CD4 was 154 and viral load >190,000. He was started on combivir and efavirenz, but developed a reaction to efavirenz so was switched to lopinavir/ritonavir on 4/7. He's now...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The development of fat loss over one month of therapy is unlikely. Most likely is some weight loss secondary to AZT and Kaletra related nausea. This will settle and weight should recover. On average, weight and limb fat increase during the first... Read more »

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 »

how fast can hiv show itself

How quickly can the symptoms of hiv show up? I have recently been with someone orally (about 1 1/2 months ago) who I know nothing about. I am in the military and am trying to keep things quiet, so I'm asking you guys first. I know I need to...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Symptoms of HIV can manifest within weeks of infection. However, many people acquire HIV infection without overt symptoms. The only way to be sure of infection status is to be tested, so I would urge you to go for testing.... Read more »
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All unusual symptoms- Fast progression? Help

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
can hiv cause elevated liver enzyme sgpt at 174 in early infection ( 6-9 months post exposure)? ultrasound with normal liver, spleen and gallbladder. sgpt in november was at 39.4.

Had also elevated platelet 4 months 555,000 post exkposure then t... Read more »

Floaters - Why Do They Occur?

Posted by Anonymous
I was really scared when I noticed floaters. On second thought, I would agree that they are hardly indicative of HIV infection. First of all, I asked many people whether they see floaters. The majority of them do! Also, before my exposure, I... Read more »

can conversion occur at 8 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
read that most conversion symptoms occur 2 - 4 weeks after exposure. im now at 8 weeks after
an unprotected anal, anonymous encouter with another man.
can swollen glands, extreme sleepiness and temp occur this late? my temp is running 99.9.
is that... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »