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Is Fatigue An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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Acute hiv symptoms - resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum.

Dear doctor Frascino, I was exposed to HIV in Bangkok six weeks ago and starting last week I had sore throat, coated tongue with no fever or other acute HIV symdrom related symptoms. I have started to take PEP medication in Thailand, local...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your isolated sore throat and coated tongue symptoms are not worrisome for or suggestive of HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Missing three days of AZT during your PEP treatment is not a significant problem. Your fears are unwarranted.... Read more »

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Acute hiv symptoms

Dear doctor Frascino,I was exposed to HIV in Bangkok six weeks ago and starting last week I had... Read more »
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For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm so glad that I found this message board. It's exactly what I was looking for. About 5 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with an Italian man I didn't know (I was in Scotland visiting a friend, he was an acquaintance of the friend's Sicilian... Read more »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
hello, i had unprotected sex with someone i didn't really know six weeks ago. a week later i developed bacterial vaginosis. i was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought maybe... Read more »

Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue.

They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all signs of this supposed acute hiv quickly vanish.

Would this rule out the symptoms... Read more »