How Soon After Contracting Hiv Is A Person Contagious

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Ask the Experts

Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough), are the symptoms contagious? In other words, would someone within the vicinity who has not been in sexual contact with the serconverted individual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms are caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIVRead more »

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U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

...through sharing needles and other injection paraphernalia such as cotton swabs, rinse water, and cookers. However, another way people are at risk for HIV is simply by using drugs, regardless of whether a needle and syringe is involved. Drugs and... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...8 identified four factors that contribute to HIV-related stigma: HIV/AIDS is a life-threatening disease, perceived to be contagious and threatening to the community. The disease is not well understood which contributes to fears. People living... Read more »
The Body

This Positive Life : Reality TV Star Talks About Living With HIV and Fighting Stigma

...person? If so, what have they been? Generally, I would say 99.9 percent of the responses have been supportive and outreaching: people e-mailing me saying thank you so much for being a role model or asking me questions about HIV and how they can... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...14% were convinced they could contractHIV from trying on clothes in a store; and 10% believed money handled by an HIVer was contagious! However, AIDS phobia goes well beyond routine fear associated with misinformation or myth. Over the last... Read more »
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