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Is Chest Cold A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection

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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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Could my cold virus symptoms be due to Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Dear Experts,I am a guy from Singapore. My last day of exposure was on the 4th April 2012.12 days later, I went to a GP clinic to request for HIV PCR RNA Viral Load Test. But on the same day, I get some slight coughing and sneezing.Then just over...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Worried in Singapore:I would go easy on yourself. You used condoms for each and every act of penetrative sex and that is the best way to protect yourself against HIV. Licking a women's breast, having a tissue reused, and mosquito bites do... Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Before I say anything about your question, please remember that any symptoms that you experience that cause you concern should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to... Read more »

Mixed symptoms of acute hit infection or something else?

first of all thank you for the time you dedicate in helping answer people's questions. So i am currently waiting for 3 months to get tested as i had a somewhat risky accidental exposure to hiv and have been looking our for acute hiv symptoms...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Usually, symptoms are not the best indicators of whether or not infection has occurred. The symptoms you described are also the same symptoms that accompany a cold. If this was ARS it is likely that the symptoms would persist longer than... Read more »

How soon can infection acute symptoms appear?

Hello Doc!I started freaking out (again) - on Fri evening I had protected receptive anal intercourse with an unknown guy. After he came once he continued the intercourse without changing the condom. At some point the condom broke while he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Radiology Resident,PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) should be started as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours after an HIV exposure. I would suggest you download a copy of the updated guidelines for PEP in both the occupational... Read more »
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extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... Read more »

Acute symptoms

Posted by Vols99, 2 Replies
Hi all, long story short. Had sex with female and the condom broke. This is now day 10. Starting about 8 I started having stomach problems. Also started feeling like I am on the verge of coming down with something. I'm dizzy. My ears feel full and... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
A few months back I fell ill with symptoms such as lightheadedness, stiff neck, and mild headaches. The symptoms struck a few days, to a week after having unprotected sex. The symptoms would go away, and come back just about every other day for a... Read more »

Is easy bruising a symptom of acute hiv?

Posted by xrayvison, 4 Replies
I just seems like im noticing one thing after the next. I am freaked out. I tested negative a few days ago and my last encounter with someone of unknown hiv status was in march. please help Read more »