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How Long Do Initial HIV Symptoms Last

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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 HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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KS development upon initial HIV infection?

I am worried that I was infected with HIV about 4 months ago and am waiting to get tested within the next month (for a more definitive result). I'm concerned about a few reddish brown lesions -- a bit smaller than a pencil eraser that have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You need to get tested to put your mind to rest. Knowledge is power. You may need to get one of your lesions biopsied to find out what's really going on. You ask a very specific question-- Can KS appear upon initial HIV infection? It's... Read more »

HIV-ITP and initiating treatment?

My current CD4 count is 678 and my VL is 87,654. The of CD4 to CD8 is 22. I have no symptoms to speak of; no fatigue, no fevers, etc... My blood work looks good and all other cell markers are in the normal range. My testosterone level is in the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, although there is a declining trend of your platelet count it might be worth repeating another level now to see if it has reached a plateau or is still going down. There is not that much difference between the last 2 readings of 78 and 97.... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following primary infection generally occur two to three weeks after initial infection and persist for an additional two to three weeks. However, please note the symptoms... Read more »

Symptoms associated with long-term HIV

I really wasn't sure to which forum to submit my question, but this seemed like the most appropriate.I've been HIV positive for 17 years, and was relatively asymptomatic for the first 12 years or so. About five years ago I began having...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good set of issues /questions for which good data is still lacking. Chronic HIV infection may accelerate aging and fraility which can manifest itself in a number of ways which are often non-specific. The effect of antiretroviral therapy may be... Read more »
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initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Oral Thrush - Initial Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone comment on the initial symptoms of Oral Thrush? Does it start with very slight raised areas of the tongue?
Is it mostly isolated to the front, back or entire tounge/throat? Does the onset during the window period vary in severity (always... Read more »

INITIAL SYMPTOMS PLEASE HELP ME

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I RECENTLY HAD UNPROTECTED INTERCOURSE WITH A YOUNG GIRL WHO PRACTICES HIGH RISK SEXUAL BEHAVIOR WITH MULTIPLE PARTNERS. 5-6 DAYS LATER I DEVELOPED A HUGE ERUPTIVE PHARYNGITIES WITH TONSILLAR EXUDATES AND FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS INCLUDING MALAISE ... Read more »

How bad can initial infection get?

Posted by Anonymous
OK. So now I'm getting worried. How bad can the symptoms of HIV be in the first 4 weeks following exposure? I still have gastritis (from 6 days post exposure), and today (15 days post exposure) I am developing a sore throat and having severe... Read more »