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How Long Does It Take For Primary Symptoms Of HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache,...
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Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in the... 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 question is, how...
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, Read more »

HIV symptoms

Hi Doc,Thanks for answering my previous question regarding HIV infection due to sex with a Russian hooker in Bangkok. I also wanted to know what are the symptoms of HIV if it is contracted at all. Its been more than 72 hours since the incident took...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that you are now and will always remain HIV free.Good luck.Dr. BobARS Symptoms Nov 26, 2008Dear Doc Bob,My sincerest congratulations on your recent... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repeating for months! Also, I have experienced discomfort in my armpit area- just away from armpit, closer to bicep. Are these signs of HIV? 3. Is an HIV test routine during early pregnancy? Please help! After my possible exposure, I had about... Read more »
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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...most cases, a two-week regimen of intravenous amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine is used Afterwards, fluconazole is used for maintenance In milder cases of meningitis, oral fluconazole is sometimes used from the beginning Histoplasmosis ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...These include having a lower household income, using drugs and alcohol, having been sexually and physically abused, being the primary caregiver, and/or lack of social support. How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Symptoms of depression include: ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...opportunistic infections of the CNS such as: Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML) Some of these conditions may be treatable... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Re: ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure to symptoms start? Is it passoble a week after? Also, I have chapped or dry skin right above my upper lip. Is this a symptom of HIV? Thanks so much hope someone is kind enogh to help. I can't test yet because it's too soon. Thanks Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...how long symptoms for primary hiv infection last? i am terrified that i may have gotten infected and know i feel like everything in my body Read more »

How long symptoms of primary infection last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me what are the symptoms for primary hiv infection and how long they last? are they very pronounced? like now, i am stressing because my pinky... Read more »

symptoms for primary hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am terrified that i may have gotten infected and know i feel like everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me how accentuated these symptoms are? like now, i am stressing because my pinky... Read more »