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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 advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Rash after protected sex with HIV+ The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

About a month ago, I engaged in penetrating anal sex with an HIV+ male. I was not penetrated. A condom was used and it remained intact. Other activities included deep kissing, masturbation and fingering of my anus. About a week later, I developed a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.Having a rash near the penis is not consistent with recent HIV infection. Also having flu-like symptoms does not necessarily indicate recent HIVinfection either. The Question, Acute Retroviral Syndrome, dated... Read more »

Dermatitis possible early symptom The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hello Rick. Was wondering if you have heard of an initial symptom of HIV infection (within first couple months) of dermatitis on the skin-- small patch on neck and arm--instead of the viral syndrome that some people experience. I may of course just...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Dermatitis is not associated with recent HIV infection. The only skincondition seen with recent HIV infection is a rash that sometimes occursduring Acute Viral Syndrome. More information about this rash is... Read more »

Specific Symptoms--A ListThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Could you please give us a comprehensive list of symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS? Also, do you ever think that we will move past the stigma and deal compassionately with the human elements of this disease? Yes, I guess I'm a dreamer...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...AIDSand they can have 10 different sets of symptoms. It's also possible to haveHIV/AIDS and have no symptoms at all. Since every symptom of HIV/AIDS lookslike the symptoms of other illnesses, we strongly depend on laboratory teststo make a... Read more »

fevers with HIV The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

In the Merck Manual, it describes one of the symptoms of HIV as being intermittent fevers. How often is considered intermittent and what constitutes the degree of fever one with HIV may have? Thank you.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There is no simple way to make a description of the fevers associated withHIV/AIDS, since they can vary so much from person to person. Sometimes therecan be low grade fevers, and sometimes there can be high grade... Read more »
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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms) Re-using and sharing needles (for drug use, piercing, and tattooing) Mother-to-child (during... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

...or another sexually transmitted disease from a person who is not infected? Does anal sex "make" the HIV virus? What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS? How long do I have to wait until I get tested for HIV? Approximate timeline of testing and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by usingcontaminated... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...for transmitting Hepatitis B and C for many of the reasons mentioned above. Like HIV, Hepatitis B can be transmitted through unprotected sex or through sharing of syringes and injection supplies. Hepatitis C is mostly transmitted through blood to... Read more »
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Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
I made a very stuip mistake and had, unprotected receiving, anal sex in early Steptember 2010. A few weeks later my body started going crazy. I kept getting diarrhea or having loose stool. I went to pcp and tested for everything (STD) and was... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not... Read more »

day by day

Posted by swaha, 3 Replies
...couple of months have been one hell of a ride. My only risky exposure occurred on 12-28-05. I got completely wasted and had protected sex with a stripper in Mexico. She provided the condom, but I was too drunk to remember whether the condom... Read more »

Protected Sex with an Escort

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...throat. Total of about 3 1/2 days. I contacted her and asked her about her HIV status. She stated that she always practiced safe sex and that she got regularly tested. She stated that she was HIV-. Questions are these: 1. How do you rate... Read more »