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Is Diarrhea An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

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?
Ask the Experts

HIV cause Gastro or lactose intolerance?

I am just wondering if occasional diarrhea or loose dark stools is indicative of infection. Had high risk exp about 6 weeks ago and also I am all of a sudden intolerant to milk. Every time I drink it, the next day i will either loose runny stools or...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It would be extremely unlikely that this symptom alone would be the presentation of acute HIV infection. You still need to get tested though if in fact you had a high risk exposure.MH Read more »

How soon do hiv symptoms appear?

I have read conflicting information on hiv symptoms. Do most people show the severe flu type symptoms (high fever, cold night sweats) after the initial infection? And how soon do they appear after initial infection? It seems that I have also heard...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...periods of time when one may show symptoms.Within the first few weeks after infection, some people with HIV show symptoms due to "Acute Viral Syndrome". This occurs during your bodies initial response against the virus. During this time, a person... Read more »

Side effects vs. acute infection

I had a blunt instrument exposure to a patient with AIDS (tip of scissors) 2 weeks ago and went on PEP (combivir and viracept) 1 week ago. I've been feeling flushed (and hot flashes) with a continuous mild headache and have had mild diarrhea for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications that you're taking. The AZT part of Combivir can frequently cause headaches, and Viracept very commonly causes diarrhea. Overall, your exposure was a very low risk one and I'd have a very low suspicion of HIV infection. If in... Read more »

Are these likely Symptoms of AIDS?

About 2 years ago I gave unprotected oral sex to a girl I didn't know verywell. At the time I believed that oral sex was much safer than any other form of sex. We also engaged inintercourse, but we used a condom. I realize that I put myself at risk,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...periods of time when one may show symptoms.Within the first few weeks after infection, some people with HIV showsymptoms due to "Acute Viral Syndrome". This occurs during your bodiesinitial response against the virus. During this time, a person... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...can cause dehydration (loss of water and nutrients) and wasting (unintentional weight loss). You have diarrhea if you have watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days,... Read more »
The Well Project

Diarrhea

...(2003). The use of calcium carbonate in nelfinavir-associated diarrhea in HIV-1 infected patients. HIV Medicine 4(1). 48. Acute Diarrhea Patient Handout. McKesson Clinical Reference Systems Patient Education Advisors. Accessed at ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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 Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many... Read more »
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SEROCONVERTING QUESTIONS. ACUTE VIRAL SYNDROM

Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
...Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »

HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
...first week of may 2009 which is the 18th week since possible exposure, i got 4 day fever, rashes,diarrhea and muscle pain,does acute viral syndrome can occur on the 18th week? could this be hiv symptoms? Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute Read more »