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How Quick Do Hiv Symptoms Appear

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Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...therapy, he restarted on a protease inhibitor regimen boosted with Norvir. IRIS appeared a few weeks later as a skin rash, and prednisone was used. His health improved somewhat but then the rash returned along with a fever and rapid heart beat. Singulair was prescribed and within five days his symptoms had settled. The doctors suggest that leukotrienes may play a role in IRIS. Although this case does not prove that this therapy works, it may...
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How soon can hiv symptoms appear?

I had unprotected sex with two bisexual men and three days later started experiencing sore throat, achy, swollen gland, and rash on back. Is it possible to have symptoms this early? I did fly on the day of sex with remains of an ear infections so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,It would be highly unlikely for ARS symptoms to appear so quickly.Your decision to have unprotected sex places you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Symptoms or not, you'll need Read more »

Rapid onset of HIV symptoms after unprotected oral sex

I recently briefly performed unprotected oral sex on an(anonymous) man. I briefly placed my mouth over his penis (30 seconds). There was no ejaculate but probably some pre-ejaculate fluid. I had a mild sore throat at the time. Coming to my "senses"...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I would like to tell you that you shouldn't be worried at all, but I'm not sure that would help. It seems highly unlikely that you would have been HIV infected in these circumstances. Studies on seroconversion symptoms suggest that it takes a... Read more »

how quick symptoms of hiv?

I recently had what I thought was protected sex but did perform slight oral sex on a female "date". The very next day for one and a half weeks I've experienced hiv symptoms -- is possible for symptoms that fast?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not a doctor and therefore am not qualified to dispense medical opinions. Sorry I'm not to be able to help you.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »

The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Both the OraQuick and OraSure tests are made by OraSure Technologies. I've discussed the accuracy of these rapid tests multiple times in this forum. I haven't anything new to add. (See below.) I see absolutely no reason, from the information Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...induce (speed up) the action of the liver enzymes. This causesother drugs to be metabolized and flushed out of the system more rapidly,which: Decreases the amount of other drugs in the body May cause other drugs to be less effective ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...enzyme produced by human cells. This enzyme makes building blocks used by cells that are multiplying. Cancer cells multiply very quickly, so when hydroxyurea blocks this enzyme, the cancer grows more slowly. Hydroxyurea reduces the activation of... Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...tesamorelin for 26 weeks and then placebo for 26 weeks showed a reverse in symptoms, with gaining the deep belly fat back rather quickly. Tesamorelin did not significantly change either cholesterol or blood sugar levels. However, tesamorelin did... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Worried About Infection - Thank U 4 Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...four weeks and am now worrying, kicking myself, stressing to the point of gray hairs, and hating myself because of potential HIV symptoms that I'm now experiencing. I would really appreciate any comments/advice you have for me. God bless you all... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that if you think you've experienced ARS... Read more »

Too Quick ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I seperated from my wife earlier this year, I am 40 years old and for the first time in my life I did something very stupid, I had unprotected vaginal sex with a Woman I met on a business trip (we were very drunk). 2 Weeks later I developed a... Read more »