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How Fast Do Symptoms Of Hiv Show Up

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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...may not have any symptoms. Glucose Tests Since there are not always obvious symptoms of diabetes, it's important to have regular lab tests to check if your glucose levels are high. The most common glucose tests are: Fasting glucose test: Measures the glucose in a blood sample taken when you have not had anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least eight hours Random glucose test: Measures the glucose in a blood sample taken...
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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 get...
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 Read more »

Newbie with peripheral neuropathy after only 4 months being poz

I read many of the posts and am confused regarding the onset of PN with and without meds. Everything points to advace HIV for my symptoms to appear. I just started to notice nummess on my feet and ankle and arms over the past 4 days. Mostly on my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV-related peripheral neuropathy usually progresses slowly and is usually symmetric involving the toes/feet first before climbing to ankels and then up the legs. Many other conditions can cause similar symptoms so a good clinical evaluation is... Read more »


Hey DR. Bob Hope you had a great Easter. Just a fast question:Can antibiotics help or mask the ARS symptoms of HIV. I am the guy who had symptoms for about 10 weeks, went on antibiotics and the symptoms seem to have mostly gone away.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, like strep throat or gonorrhea. HIV is an entirely different type of germ a virus. Antibiotics have absolutely no effect on viruses or the symptoms caused by... Read more »

how quick symptoms of hiv?

I recently had what I thought was protected sex but did perform slight oral sex on a female "date". The very next day for one and a half weeks I've experienced hiv symptoms -- is possible for symptoms that fast?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not a doctor and therefore am not qualified to dispense medical opinions. Sorry I'm not to be able to help you.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...broken down by the liver. If your cells produce too much lactic acid, yourliver may have a hard time breaking down the lactate fast enough. Higher than normal levels of lactate can build up -- this is calledhyperlactatemia. When levels get very... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...monitor your levels through glucose tests. For the most accurateresults, it's best to check glucose levels when you have been fasting (noteating for about eight hours). (See TWP sheets Diabetes and Lipodystrophy andBody Shape Changes) ... Read more »
The Body

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...year, or more often if you are taking medications that raise blood fat levels. The test should be done in the morning after fasting overnight. Blood sugar (See fact sheet 123 ): This measures diabetes or insulin resistance. Test at baseline... Read more »
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Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
...kept getting diarrhea or having loose stool. I went to pcp and tested for everything (STD) and was negative for everything. Fast forward to November 19th. I had to go to the emergency room with severe stomach pain and cramps. Turns out my... Read more »

duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 2 Replies
...last around a week. So if someone is getting symptoms which are lasting 2, 3+ weeks is it safe to assume that these are not symptoms of HIV infection? 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 Read more »

ars creeps or ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Just wondering if hiv symptoms would creep up on you slowly or if they would just hit you hard and fast? Read more »