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Is Dry Cough An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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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?
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Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough), are the symptoms contagious? In other words, would someone within the vicinity who has not been in sexual contact with the serconverted individual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms are caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIV and Read more »

Please help a poor man: symptom appears

Dear doctor Robert,I am really worried these days. I am having a symptom of having dry coughing and plenty of snivel jammed in my nose. My potential risky activities happened around 9 months ago. I had a unprotected oral sex (& protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...jammed in my nose."?? Ick.Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. Your symptoms are not suggestive of, or consistent with, HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).Should you decide to get an HIV-antibody test, wait until the three-month mark for a... Read more »

please help me, its driving me insane!!

hi Dr Bobi really hope you take the time to answer my question. the thought of being infected is driving me crazy! 9 weeks ago, i had unprotected insertive anal sex. i dont know how i could have been so stupid. all i can say is i was very drunk. it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested is HIV risk, not the presence or absence of symptoms! That said, your particular symptoms are not consistent with HIV acute retroviral syndrome symptoms. You can read more about these in the archives.Dr. Bob Read more »

please answer my question? (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2009)

1. after 8 weeks of my possible exposure develop dizziness for almost 3 weeks now...this is ARS? I WILL SEND DONATION TO YOUR FOUNDATION..
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Very doubtful. Dizziness is not a common symptom of HIV acute retroviral syndrome, particularly if it's an isolated symptom. You can read much more about ARS symptoms in the archives. 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 »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Seroconversion ------------------------------------------------ Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing. ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms... Read more »

Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
Okay, this is my first post on this site and I can tell already that this is a great place to be. Now, the reason I'm at this site is a little troubling. At any rate, I am thankful that such a site exists. I will start by explaining my situation: ... Read more »

HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
Hi all...Im new here and I have a question I hope you all can help me with. My hubby is HIV+ and Im negative. Hubbys numbers are pretty good. CD4 370s VL is undectable. He has decided he wants to raise chickens! Im concerned about the chicken... Read more »