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If I Have Flu-like Symptoms Can It Be From Hiv

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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," HIV Read more »

earliest symptoms

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HIV anxiety

I had protected sex several times with a thirty year old man from Sub-Saharan Africa. I know he's... Read more »
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Brown Medical School

Ask the Expert: Case Study -- 38-Year-Old Woman With Persistent Flu-Like Symptoms

...with flu-like complaints consisting of myalgias, abdominal pain, and nausea. Her medical history is significant for Class A2 HIV disease. She has had no HIV-related illnesses except for chronic, mild diarrhea. Her CD4 T-cell count is 512 (32%),... Read more »
Project Inform

Novel H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Concerns for People Living With HIV

...aches and pains, sore throat and trouble breathing, among others. Limit contact with people if you're feeling flu-like symptoms. Avoid crowds of people or individuals who appear to have flu-like ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...National AIDS Trust said recently, BBC News reports. According to NAT, people who visit their physicians complaining of flu-like symptoms often are told that the cause is a minor viral infection and that they should return if their... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...your immune system responds, it starts to make antibodies. When this happens, you will test positive for HIV. After the first flu-like symptoms, some people with HIV stay healthy for ten years or longer. But during this time, HIV is damaging your... Read more »
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are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...feeling sick, cause hes got a cold. i do too at that moment. the question is, if you're experincing the "flu-like" symptoms from HIV, can you pass them to someone else like a cold or are they exclusive to you? Read more »

Flu-Like Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Would Flu-like symptoms start immediately after exposure, like a day or 2, or is there a time period before they start. Also, what is the sore throat Read more »

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Posted by anxiousone1, 1 Reply
...I had unprotected oral sex with a man about 8 years ago with no sperm involved to the best of my knowledge. I had flu-like symptoms afterwards and went and got tested for HIV because I was so scared. I'm sure it was longer than what I understand... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...gland about 2 weeks after the encounter. My question relates to Acute HIV symptoms though. I got what could be described as flu-like symptoms about 2.5 months after the encounter. What worries me is my SO got a flu like symptom about a week after... Read more »