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Is Rash Associated With Primary Hiv Infection

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (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 feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Rashes Associated with HIV

Keith,Read the post dated 3/5/01 dealing with rashes. I may have been infected 8 weeks ago. Plan on being tested in 4 weeks. Today i noticed a rash on my chest and now it is gone. Currently, glands around my neck are swollen. These are the only 2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen with HIV seroconversion usually is either a very transient rash (sometimes just lasting for hours) or would be more persistent. It is not characterized by coming and going. If you think you might be infected (including having a high... Read more »

Could this be a primary hiv infection ?

Hello,On Jun 29th I got a viral infection that resulted in headache, swollen right lymph gland in neck, fever, and headache and a terrible cough. The infection lasted about a week (July 9th I was back to work). Then on late July I started to feel a...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI can't open your CBC but I while can say that your symptoms do not sound suspicious for acute HIV, I would certainly recommend that you test now to ease your concerns. If you last exposure was over a month ago, an ab test would be... Read more »

Shouls I continue treatment of Primary HIV infection.

Dear Doctor, Thank you for recieving my question. I am physician who practice in South East Asia in medicine. I was infected by HIV virus for 6 months (December 2003). At the fisrst time I had fever and bone pain associated with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that treatment of primary HIV infection may favorably impact the course of HIV infection. This evidence does not come from randomized, controlled trials, but rather from small cohorts and case... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief, as I've answered many similar questions before. (Check the archives!)Your HIV risk is extremely low (unprotected oral, vaginal fingering with healing non-bleeding cut). Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the... Read more »
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primary hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous
http://www.ama-assn.org/special/hiv/library/readroom/jama97/jgr7001.htm

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Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... Read more »

symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »