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How Long After Contracting Hiv Will I Notice Symptoms

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...acts without your consent). Domestic violence often begins with threats or emotional abuse. While these harmful words or actions may or may not lead to actual physical harm, they can still be very upsetting, scary, and leave long-term emotional scars. While most domestic violence involves men assaulting women, it can also involve men assaulting their male partners, or women assaulting their male or female partners. Domestic violence is more...
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Determining when the HIV virus was contracted

Can it be determined when the HIV virus was contracted?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,We can make some general predictions about how long someone may have been infected based on CD4 cell counts. There are also some specialized tests that can determine if you were Read more »

My odds of contracting HIV?

Heya Dr Bob,I've been reading the body for a while now and really do appreciate the constant replying you do (dont you ever get a little tired of it all?) =)I'm a 22 year old heterosexual male from Sydney (but a really horny one). I had a one time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

fear

I tested possitive for hiv on march 5, 07 not only was i possitive but i already had (aids) I also tested possitive for syphilis. My doc told me that base on the test i had contracted syphilis with in the past year, He gave me a pennicilin shot...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post and sorry to hear about your diagnoses.1) Penicillin treats syphillis but doesn't treat HIV.2) Treatment for HIV generally improves symptoms-- for some patients, they'll notice feeling at least a little better within Read more »

Time between contraction and positive test results

How much time will pass between contraction of H.I.V. and receiving a positive test? Or, if I conducted in high risk behavior, how long should I wait before I get tested?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Antibody tests are usually positive within 4-12 weeks after exposure.MH Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...This condition can be life threatening. In addition, people with gonorrhea can more easily contract HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV-infected people with gonorrhea can transmit HIV more easily to someone else than if they did not have... 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 advanced Read more »
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How long and could I be doing this?

Posted by demetrih, 1 Reply
...then went to doc. and he gave me an antibiotic. I took an HIV test too. It was neg. Then after I kept the head ache all day long, and started a rash on my chest. It started just in little patches, and then spread to my upper cheast all over. ... Read more »

HIV from one-time sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...couple engages in higher-risk activity like anal sex). Most of the pos. women I've talked to got it from their husbands or long-time boyfriends. I want to know how many women get it from sleeping with a person once or twice. Anyone know? Thanks! Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph node swelling. This was followed by a continuation of and frequent sore throats and sinus Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected anal, rimming, a lot of deep kissing, saliva on ass, etc.) How long do the nodes remain swollen in Acute infection -first onset? Thanks to all Read more »