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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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acute retroviral infection: low or high fever?

Please tell me whether a high fever of 101.6 can be a symptom of acute retroviral infection. I thought only a low grade fever could be a symptom of ARI. Thank you....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. With EVERY symptom associated with both Acute Viral Syndrome and full-blown AIDS, the severity of symptoms can vary dramatically from person to person. Therefore, people with fevers during either Acute Viral... Read more »

Post-acute stage: what symptoms can patient have?

After the acute symptoms (fever, etc.) which last for 1-2 weeks, what are the symptoms can a HIV-infected person have: will he likely begin to have symptoms an asymptomatic patient have, such as fatigue, headache, dazziness, nausea, and myalgia? Are...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
After the primary seroconversion syndrome resolves, most patients go back to feeling pretty normal. The symptoms that you list can occur during the course of asymptomatic HIV disease and some may be HIV-related, while others are not. BBBrian Boyle,... Read more »

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 enlargement during acute HIV infection is usually not limited to... Read more »

Acute hiv symptoms

Dear doctor Frascino,I was exposed to HIV in Bangkok six weeks ago and starting last week I had sore throat with no fever or other acute HIV symdrom related symptoms. I have started to take PEP medication in Thailand, local substitute for AZT 250...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... 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 »

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 »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »

Acute Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the normal time that acute symptoms will show after HIV has been transmitted, I have heard anything from a few days to 6 weeks, whats the average? Is a blocked up runny nose a symptom, I had flu 48 hrs after an encounter with a female... Read more »