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How Long Until You Feel The First Symptoms Of Hiv

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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 »

Long time reader first time writer

Dear Dr. BobFirst and foremost I want to thank you for helping me through my difficult times wondering if I was infected with HIV. Your site I can truly say keep me from pulling the trigger due to my suicidal tendicies. My exposure was unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Longtime Reader First Time Writer,What you read is indeed correct! Your negative HIV results at three months are indeed definitive. Further HIV testing is neither indicated nor warranted, let alone necessary.As a longtime reader, you probably... Read more »

long time reader first time questioner

Dear Dr. Bob,I have been reading the forums on the Body since approximately June of 2000 when I had my first risky experience. I read the archives and forums and they really helped me cope with my fears and gave me great deal of knowledge about HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Longtime Reader, First-time Questioner,Without knowing any details of your risky encounter, it's a bit difficult for me to speak in absolute terms. For instance, if you had receptive anal sex with a partner known to be HIV-positive or... Read more »

Could GI symptoms be from long term use of azt?

I've been infected since 1986 and am pretty healthy. I started meds for hiv with crixivan, 3tc, and azt from the time crixivan was available. Switched to Sustiva and combivir (azt/3tc)back when sustiva was first in trials. Over the past year or...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your symptoms could be due to many things, but if you have tolerated zidovudine (AZT) for that long I doubt that it is solely an AZT-related problem. I would suggest that you have a thorough physical examination and laboratory evaluation, including... Read more »
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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 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 »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
hello, i had unprotected sex with someone i didn't really know six weeks ago. a week later i developed bacterial vaginosis. i was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought maybe... Read more »

What are the first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am a female. I was just wondering if some of the women out
there that have hiv/aids would tell me what some of thier first
symptoms where. I would really apprectate it. Thank You.


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