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Is Fever An Early Sign Of HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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help me please!

iv had unprotected sex with my current boyfriend and i noticed a rash on his chest and back. the back was dry, flaky and itchy but the front seems 2 be a scarred rash. a few days after we had unprotected sex i had an over night fever and an over...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular Body forum is exclusively for discussion of side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »

what is this etc added to the flu symptons.....?????

Hi Doctor,I have read the answers given by you to this question.Can you please clarify me this (etc) you add to the flu symptons other than headache, fatigue,fever ,body aches.What other symptons can come at early stages?The answer to this question...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The following is taken from a recent article reviewing literature on primary HIV infection:"The most common signs and symptoms include fever (median maximal temperature,38.9 C), fatigue, rash that is usually Read more »

early signs of pcp?

What are the early indications of pcp? Does the onset of the disease progess rapidly or slowly? Thanks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...IN HIV+s, PCP usually develops gradually. But once you are sick enough to need to be in the hospital, things can go downhill pretty Read more »

Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

Please let me know whether swollen lymph nodes is a constant feature in HIV/AIDS
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Swollen lymph nodes are extremely common in HIV/AIDS. They are a sign that the body is trying to fight off infection. Usually lymph nodes are more prominent early on in HIV Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...new cases of HIV in the United Kingdom each year, and as many as half are estimated to be transmitted by people who are in the early stages of the virus. During the early stages of HIV, there are large amounts of HIV in the blood and, in most... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...populations more often or severely. What Does the Research Show? The research on predicting and diagnosing IRIS is still in its early stage, though more discovery releases new information every few months. Below is some recent study... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...sound ridiculous but honestly it was one of the first signs that I started to worry. Is it possible that OHL can show up in early stages especially if the viral load is high? Last summer, around June/July (almost a year after possible exposure)... Read more »

What about a "low grade" fever???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does that happen in early HIV?? Or is the fever fairly high? Im running about a 99 degree temperature do to some sinus/throat issues. (6 weeks past exposure) Read more »

Back Again with a new Q

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...until late infection (and this is mostly because of the treatments) but I have read multiple times that it can occur during the early stages of infection and it's scary. I guess I am just having a hard time grappling with the fact that the most... Read more »

HIV RNA?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know if you can get the HIV RNA anonymously? The Dr was going to oderer it (or something like it - I just know he said it would pick up in the window period) Read more »