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Is Night Sweats A Sign Of Acute HIV Infection

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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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Can mild night sweats be a possible sign of HIV

I was wondering if infected urine that came from a toilet seat and made contact with one's semem, is a possible risk of trasmission of HIV. The bathroom I was in was in a KOA Campground that wasn't very populated. Since then I have...
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
This mode of contact would be extremely unlikely for acquiring HIF infection. Sweats alone are not enough as symptoms. If you are still concerned, I would get testing.MH... Read more »

sweating a lot? (NIGHT SWEATS, 2011)

Hey Doc,i need ua help.i was diagnosd HIV+ in 2008 n i had herpes but dey usually cum n go,but my problem is dat i am sweating alot in an abnormal way especialy when i sleep or doing some activ work,do you think i might b having a serious problem or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot evaluate the cause of your night sweats over the Internet. Certainly your increased sweating could be caused by anxiety due to your recent problems with the mother of your child. However, there are many other potential... Read more »

Night sweat no fever

Dear Doc,I've done the worst I can do, read the net up and down for HIV. Please ease my situation and help me by saying 'It aint so' (donation is coming up).I've had protected vaginal/unprotected oral sex with a female sex worker...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your HIV-acquisition risk is very low, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break.Your "symptoms" are not worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Could they be related to anxiety? Absolutely.Your... Read more »

Oral sex and night sweats

On August 24, I had protected sex with a sex worker from a massage parlor. However, I briefly performed unprotected oral sex on her. I only pleasured her clitoris but I believe I still may have swallowed some vaginal fluids. Immediately, that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Protected" sex would indeed be protected, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). Cunnilingus carries an extremely low risk for HIV acquisition. (See below.)"Symptoms" that begin... Read more »
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Night Sweats? Signs of ARS?

Posted by alex39, 3 Replies
Hi
I am a male and I did perform cunnilingus on a woman for few minutes. (No menstrual blood, and I have no sores or lesions in my mouth).
No Vaginal, No Anal.
9 days later I felt a little bit tired during the day and the same evening I got some chills... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

Define "night sweats" to me.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know an HIV symptom CAN be night sweats. Do these night sweats happen during ARS? After? And if so, how long after? A few months after infection? Years?
I know sweating in itself is common and could be from MANY different things. Just wondering... Read more »

Night Sweats Continue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My night sweats continue-I am 100% convinced I have HIV, the only thing left is to figure out how to live my sorry life. I panicked again last night in a BIG way and went to the ER. They did a chest XRay which was negative. They said this means... Read more »