Is Muscle Ache An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,...
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HELP!!! Can I be the first?!?!

Dr.Bob,I will skip all the emotional stress behind the exposure and try to give you just the facts. I went to a massage parlor and received a handjob from the girl working there. I did not notice any cuts on her hand or profuse bleeding or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. The "symptoms" you describe are not suggestive of HIVacute retroviral syndrome. To address your specific questions:1.No.2.No.3.No.Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino Read more »

GI symptoms after acute hiv infection?

It has been 3 weeks after a possible exposure with a female pro. Here's what was involved: deep kissing with me having esophageal erosion, her saliva on my penis, and protected intercourse. Since then I've had a sore throat, muscle aches,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.The HIV-acquisition risk for "protected intercourse" is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did Read more »

Unprotected Encounter + Symptoms

Dear Dr Bob,9 weeks ago I had unprotected oral and vaginal sex with a girl (that I haven't known for too long) of unknown status. Stupid I know, but here in Australia, HIV is not as big of an issue as compared to the USA, and I am confident I always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accurate. Your overall risk remains relatively low.3.The migratory muscle and joint pains you describe are not commonly seen in HIVacute retroviral syndrome (ARS) or HIV disease. (No, I did not experience anything like that during my ARS and no,... Read more »

fever no other symptoms = hiv?

hii just want to say that by just reading around, i think you are doing great work, and i have read several comments about donations to your foundation.....i would like to donate if you would show me how (excuse my ignorance)anyway, to my question i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...following HIV primary infection (not six weeks later) and are usually multiple (fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, sore throat, muscle aches, etc.). See below.Should you be worried? Yes, but not because of symptoms (or, in your case, "symptom").... Read more »
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...you've stopped the drug for at least a few days). Symptoms usually, but not always, include some combination of sudden fever; muscle ache; malaise (general ill feeling); severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness;... Read more »
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