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How Long Until I See Symptoms Of Hiv

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How long before you can see any symptoms?

Posted by dopey33, 2 Replies
Lets say you are infected with HIV, can you see symptoms within days? Maybe 2 days? or does it take weeks to months? Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

How long before symptoms surface??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For those who are infected with HIV, How long was it after exposure before the symptoms surfaced? Weeks? Months?? Years even?? Second question, What are the most common symptoms of the virus?? If someone out there could explain what they've... Read more »

How long symptoms of primary infection last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am TERRIFIED that i may have gotten infected and now i feel like 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... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi There,
Here is the story. I was seeing someone for almost a year and back in Nov, we decided we wouldn't use protection because we were just seeing eachother. After our last encounter, a couple of days before feb 14 (unprotected), I decided I... Read more »
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How long before symptoms

I was raped when I was fifteen years old by an African man in his twenties. I am now eighteen and terrified that I may have contracted the virus. I have had unsafe sex since and I may have passed it on. I live in Ireland and am unsure as to were I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi, Thank you for your question. The only way you'll know whether or not you were infected is to get tested. The good news is that the HIV antibody tests will accurately pick up an infection by 6 months after exposure. At that point in time,... Read more »

Real concern, real symptoms (I presume) long question.

Hi. I'm scared. Yes I can imagine how many of these sorts of peoples you get asking similar questions, I've read some threads, and I understand that being that my concern is about possible hiv infection, due to my symptoms I've been...
Rev. Todd A. Brown

Response from Rev. Todd A. Brown

Partnerships for Hope
Dear Friend:Your concerns are legit and warranted considering all that you have gone through and have been dealing with. I would say that sometimes we can develop certain rashes and things just from stress, as our bodies can react to how we feel... Read more »

Esta pregunta se me envi en ingls. La traduccin espaol sigue la ingls. Long time no see Dr.Robert (Bob)Fraschino. Cunto hace que no nos vemos a Dr. Bob.

Dear Dr.Natterstad: Querido Dr. Natterstad:I would like to ask you why Dr.Fraschino is not here in ask the experts?I want to thank Dr.Bob for his advices when my mom was in bed with aids.Now she is doing well and is undectable living a normal...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Dear reader,I'm sorry to have to tell you that Dr. Bob, the physician expert in two forums here at, my husband and the love my life for close to 18 years, died suddenly September 17, 2011 of overwhelming bacterial sepsis. We miss... Read more »


Hey, I have a question that i cant seem to find - a year ago i had a sexual fling that i beleive is high risk.He is a constant meth user. Well,we had unprotected oral sex - There was only pre-semenal fluid. A week after that i suffered Severe joint...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex, even with a crack-head or constant meth user still only carries a very low risk for HIV transmission. Consequently, your fling was not high risk.Severe joint pain is not a common symptom of HIV. Why be afraid to test? Your risk is very,... Read more »
The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Aging With HIV

Several of the physical symptoms and illnesses related to HIV disease and its treatment -- such as fatigue, weight changes, memory loss, depression, and atherosclerosis -- mimic typical age-related health problems. It is estimated that at least 10%... Read more »
Ortho Biotech

Many With HIV Accept Symptoms of Fatigue as "Fact of Life"

Bridgewater, NJ -- Since HIV was first diagnosed more than 25 years ago, treatment of the disease and its symptoms has come a long way, with patients today living longer than ever before. 1 However, despite improvements in treatment for the... Read more »