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Is Fever A Sign Of Acute HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...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 infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
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fever in acute HIV

Hello,I had unprotected vaginal intercourse about 5 weeks ago.This past week I woke up with a sudden vague pain on the right side of my neck. I touched it and noticed that the node on that side was abnormally enlarged. It appears to have happened...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.The symptoms of acute HIV infection are extremely variable. Some people have very high fevers, such as with the flu, other do not. In addition, the lymph node Read more »

Fever resulted from HIV

I would like to ask that if a person is infected by HIV and has fever symtom, how long will this symtom last or it will last for couple of days and then come back again?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...About 85% of people who become infected with HIV will develop symptoms of what is known as "primary HIV infection." This is an acute viral syndrome that appears within a few days to weeks after infection and lasts and average of 2 weeks. Fever Read more »

mononucleosis as an indicator of acute hiv infection

I have read that during acute hiv infection, a mono-like illness is quite common. If someone was diagnosed with mono in the past by his clinical symptoms (sore throat, fatigue, headache), a heterophil antibody test which was positive, and a...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloMany people suffer from clinical symptoms of fever, sore throat, body rash, weight loss and fatigue during acute infection with HIV disease. Many viral infections other than HIV also cause these synmptoms. A positive heterophile antibody... Read more »

HIV infection symdrome

dear doctor, if a person infected with HIV , apart from acute HIV infection symdrome several days after infection, is there any later HIV infection syndrome appeared during the latent period?
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
...fatigue, weight loss, yeast infections to name a few. This is related to a profound loss of the immune system due to ongoing HIV infection.MH Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in HIV Infection

...National Conference for Women and HIV (May 4-7, Pasadena, CA) there were two presentations on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in HIV infection. Ann Duerr (of the CDC) presented a "state-of-the-art" lecture on gynecologic infections at 8:30 on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected anal, rimming, a lot of deep kissing, saliva on ass, etc.) How long do... Read more »

Sign of infection? please anyone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...however, I haven't had any other symptoms (no fever, no swollen lymph node, no soar throat, etc.), could this be a sign of acute hiv infection? I'm waiting a couple more weeks to get tested. Read more »

Percent of HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...rash 46% 8.3 (3.6-19.3) From: Hecht FM et al. Use of laboratory tests and clinical symptoms for identification of primary HIV infection. AIDS 2002, 16: 1119-1129 The symptomatic phase of acute HIV-1 infection lasts between 7 - 10 days, and... Read more »