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Is Diarrhea A Symptom Of Acute Hiv Infection?

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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How soon after infection can Acute HIV infection symptoms show up?

What is the most likely time for ARS symptoms to occur? I had a low-risk but not zero risk incident and one day later diarrhea, it has gotten mostly better 3 days later but my stomach is still not completely back to normal. I have no other symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"When is the most likely time for ARS symptoms to occur???" Well, as you point out, "the literature says 2 weeks" after the exposure. I agree with "the literature." ARS symptoms generally become evident several weeks... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following primary infection generally occur two to three weeks after initial infection and persist for an additional two to three weeks. However, please note the symptoms... Read more »

GI symptoms after acute hiv infection?

It has been 3 weeks after a possible exposure with a female pro. Here's what was involved: deep kissing with me having esophageal erosion, her saliva on my penis, and protected intercourse. Since then I've had a sore throat, muscle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.The HIV-acquisition risk for "protected intercourse" is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break.2.Saliva is not considered to be an HIV-transmission risk, unless it contains visible... Read more »

Donation following answer!!! 30 Days after sex, showing symptoms, terrified it may be Acute Hiv!!!

Hello Robert, I'm a 24 yr old male. 30 days ago I had sexual contact for the first time with a young lady.I wore a condom, but stupidly only rolled it up a little more than halfway.I penetrated her vagina for a while, then we finished with her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're 24 and had your first sexual contact just 30 days ago??? Hmmm . . . a bit of a late bloomer, but that's OK. You very wisely used a condom, even if you only rolled it halfway down your tallywhacker. Having the "business... Read more »
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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 »

SYMPTOMS of Acute Primary Infection!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

Can somebody pls fill me in on this.


I may have caught the HIV Virus. It's EXACTLY 7 weeks after the exposure. There are recurring bad/sore throat, swell-like inflammed area under the tongue. I even had an ulcer on the palate of my mouth... Read more »

acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
It has been about 1.5 monthes since i had unprotected sex (1 time, no protection, but he didn't come inside me) and i have been having some strange symptoms. I should note that although i do no beleive he has hiv, he did used to do iv drugs, and... 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 »