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If Infected With Hiv Do Spots Appear On Yur Body

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Red Spot appearing in eye

Hello docs. I have been hiv pos for 10yrs and have been on many meds which has resulted in alot of resistance over the years. I am currently on Videx, Saquinavir, Viread, Epivir, Kaletra, Fuzeon, Acyclovir, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Trazsodone (for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sometimes people spontaneously develop a sub-conjunctival hematoma (a small blood vessel leaks blod out under the saran wrap covering of the eye ball) that looks scary but usually is not serious. Evaluation by your HIV doc or eye specialist is... Read more »

Sudden appearance of body rash - HIV related?

I was diagnosed with HIV about 7 years ago. I have been relatively healthy and have never been hospitalized for HIV-related illnesses, or used any medications whatsoever. In the last two weeks, I have developed a body rash on my arms, back, lower...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Rashes are very common in the general population and more common still in HIV infected persons. Skin conditions commonly seeni n HIV infected persons include severe dry skin, seborrhea, folliculitis, and fungal skin infections. Correctly... Read more »

What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I've addressed the issue of lymph nodes on MANY recent responses so I don't want to repeat all the response here.I'll address your two questions1) How soon after HIV infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon... Read more »

How soon can acute infection symptoms appear? Part II

Hello Dr. Frascino!Thank you very much for your reply! Apparently I couldn't make myself clear enough - probably because I'm not a native speaker.With my question I didn't mean the ARS - of course I know it take a couple of weeks to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Toni,Although regional lymph nodes may be the first to encounter HIV, for a number of immunologic reasons we do not see an initial isolated lymphadenopathy reaction. HIV reproduces extremely quickly and is largely unchecked by the immune system... Read more »
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When will the swollen nodes appear after HIV infection?

Posted by esia501, 1 Reply
I've totally stopped from doing free sex for about a year. Lately i've had fatigue, diarrhea for three weeks (weight is not decreasing at all), feeling wanna vomit/nausea, joint aching. I wonder when will the lymph nodes swollen when HIV infected in... Read more »

how quickly do symptoms appear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hiya, ppl. I know I'm prolly freaking out here, but I could use
some assurrance. I gave oral sex to a chick 3 weeks ago (well, yeah,
we did other things, too, oral sex being the only unprotected
part) and - surprise, me being hysteric at these... Read more »

Spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi:

Anyone ever heard of chancre appearing on tongue as possible site of HIV infection.

was given head from a guy and his wife and she kissed me once.

About 5 weeks later had little white chancre appear on tongue then really bad sinus infection,... Read more »

symptoms an when do they appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
well its been more than 4 weeks since my possible infection and i still havnt felt anything wrong with my body, iv been eating alot (as usual LOL) and i also was in a travel to europe wich i felt great.
i heard that symptoms come 2 weeks after.
is... Read more »