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Is Achy Balls An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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Acute HIV Infection

...half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs of acute HIV infection. They can be caused by several different illnesses. If you have any of these symptoms and if there is any...
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Acute Phase v. Viral Load Symptoms

I became ill with symptoms on July 20 (fever, aches/pains/night sweats/etc). I was tested on July 29. The results showed a viral load of 500,000 and a CD$ of 394. I am now four weeks into the acute phase but I still have some very debilitating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following HIV primary infection is extremely variable from person to person, not only in the symptoms experienced, but also in the severity Read more »

Co-infection and acute satge

I am having muscle and joint ache for the last 50 days with fatigue and sleep disturbance. I have tested negative for both HIV and HCV 60 days after the possible exposure. What else could be the reason? How long does the muscle and joint ache+...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...joint pain can be symptoms associated with many other issues. These are not prominent symptoms in hepatitis A, B, or C and your HIV and HCV tests are negative, whcih is reassuring. I would continue testing to be certain, but I expect you will not... Read more »

earliest symptoms

what are the earliest symptoms of hiv infection and how does it take to start its first manifestations
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Transient symptoms can occur a few weeks after acute infection. This can consist of flu-like symptoms: fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue. Read more »

Can Coughing, Congestion, Aches, etc After Unprotected Anal Sex Be ARS?

Dear Dr Bob,Recently, I was involved in two risky encounters during which I had anal-insertive unprotected sex with another man. Two weeks ago, this occurred, and he went down on me as well, and I penetrated him for less than 5 minutes. The second...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Pokey and you were a willing participant. That's point #1.Point #2. Symptoms are unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The reason for concern and testing is that you had unsafe sex. Period.Point #3. HIV-antibody tests taken... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

...think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some people may have dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ziagen

...stopped the drug for at least a few days). Symptoms usually, but not always, include some combination of sudden fever; muscle ache; malaise (general ill feeling); severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory... Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...Hi; I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom Read more »

acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...started, and have an extremely dry mouth due to swollen salivary glands. However, i have had no fever, sore throat, chills, body aches, etc. Do you think this could be an acute infection, although i had no fever and my only real symptoms were... Read more »

some questions

Posted by sayitaintso, 1 Reply
...been terrified though, so I went to an anonymous clinic and got tested there, and I tested negative. Since then, I've developed aches and pains, fatigue, and a rash on my face (small red bumps that do not itch). My sore throat is still there,... Read more »

Acute Viral Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would Anyone with HIV please explain the Acute Viral Syndrome to me? What were your experiences? What type and how long did your symptoms last? Read more »