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Is Cough A Symptom Of Hiv

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wet kiss

Dear Dr, 1 year before i had wet kiss one hiv positive women.after one month i have symptom fever, dry cough. this symptom hiv infected to me?after one year i tested elisa is negative.is reliable elisa test?pls tell me about the wet kiss.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your question. It is extremely rare to contract HIV in the way you describe. As I recall, there was one case of HIV transmission when both individuals were engaging in deep kissing, had severe gum disease and active gum bleeding and... Read more »

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...However, histoplasmosis is not a common disease in HIV-positive people. Symptoms: Fever Fatigue Shortness of breath Cough Weight loss Diagnosis: Confirmation of the organism in sample of blood, sputum, or other tissue ... Read more »
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Pneumonias

...places with crowded living conditions and poor ventilation, such as homeless shelters, nursing homes, and prisons. Symptoms: Coughing Night sweats Chills Weight loss Fever Fatigue Diagnosis: A simple skin test called PPD is... Read more »
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... 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 Read more »
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Tuberculosis

...disease. People with active TB disease may develop symptoms including: Cough lasting more than 2-3 weeks Coughing up sputum (phlegm) or blood Chest pain Fever or chills Night sweats Fatigue (unusual tiredness) Loss of appetite ... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

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...But recently, I got my period, and it seems to have lasted more than a week. This has never happened before. Could this be an HIV symptom? Should I get tested again? Read more »

White Coating+sore throat+cough=ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Its been 2 weeks today since exposure. I've been coughing and had a mild sore throat for the past week (dry cough). This morning woke up with white coating which rubbed off, but came Read more »

Wheezing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is wheezing and coughing a symptom of HIV? Should a person feel "well" after 5 months of a potential infection? Read more »