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How Long After Exposure Will Hiv Symptoms Occur

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours....
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Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...searching for hours on the 'net and educating myself about shingles I have noticed a correlation between shingles and initial signs of HIV, especially young adults (I am 28). I have not had unprotected sex in 6 years (other than my wife) and even... Read more »

Exposure to both Hep C and HIV

Hi,I have read somewhere that if you are exposed to and infected with HIV and Hepatitis C at the same time, HIV seroconversion can be delayed. Is this true -- and if so, how long is it delayed by?I had an unprotected anal sex encounter (I am a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Many readers ask the same question about whether HIV antibodies can be delayed. This was reported with a single case report - this is a very rare event.I don't think your symptoms have anything to do with HIV. I hope this helps. Read more »

Testing after high risk exposure

How long following a high risk exposure should it take for HIV and HCV to show up on RNA PCR tests, generally speaking. I will be following up with antibody tests at a later date.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...where they are generally less than 1000 copies/mL.For all of these reasons I would encourage anyone who has had a potential exposure to undergo antibody testing and would discourage the use of virologic tests such as those for RNA using PCR... Read more »

CMV and EBV -- First Exposure,long story but Small questions

1. I read that CMV is common in USA and is often transmitted by Saliva. Can sharing of a Bottle of Coke with an infected person give me CMV or EBV?2. In Sri Lanka where I come from CMV/EBV is very uncommon (that's what the people who call themselves...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
CMV and EBV are common worldwide, and can be transmitted by saliva. If you had never had either infection before, you could have gotten it on your trip. Both cause a mono-like syndrome, including hepatitis and enlarged lymph nodes (that will... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...BETA . It is important to note that this definition of AIDS may apply to HIV positive individuals who have never experienced symptoms of HIV disease. Receiving an AIDS diagnosis does not necessarily mean that the diagnosed person will die soon;... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...was better tolerated, resulting in only very small changes in kidney function tests. Nevertheless, recent studies show that exposure to azole treatment decreases the antifungal activity of amphotericin B. This will likely be the case for newer,... Read more »
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ARS symptoms don't linger

Posted by Malk, 1 Reply
...Izzabella posted thatt we now know that symptoms don't linger. Does that mean that they dont last for longer then a few weeks or that they do not keep coming back? I have stomach/bowel problems for 16 weeks now and what appears to be Read more »

Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I had a potential risky exposure two and a half weeks ago. I am a gay male and another male tried to penetrate me anally. I could feel there were trying Read more »

Is it?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...experienced muscle twitches (in the past 3 months these have occured mainly in my right eyelid). Is there any way this could be symptoms of HIV related neuropathy. I understand that a 3 month test is definitive but my exposure was via... Read more »

Quick test came negative / 7 weeks after exposure

Posted by Drake, 4 Replies
...so good (what should i expect?) The test is a VIkia 1/2. Negative so far, but i read here that because of my time of exposure, this is normal. So there is a big chance i have HIV... DOUBLEEDIT: it was anal sex.... and i dont know if... Read more »