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Is Red Spots 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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Is a stiff neck a sign of acute HIV infection

Hi, 3 weeks ago I received unprotected oral sex from someone i know injects drugs. A few days ago I got a itchy red rash around my genitals and anus. I also had what appeared to be a swollen gland in my neck that went away but I know have a stiff...
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 »

red spots

how big are these red spots and what are all the signs of hiv and when do they start and how long do they last i really need to no i am very scared...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen in primary (new ) HIV infection is very nonspecific and usually doesn't last long (Often a matter of hours). It occurs most commonly on the upper trunk (front and back), neck and arms. It is usually a blanching rash (meaning... Read more »

Red spots,svollen lymps,infected toung...

Hello!Im a swedish girl and hiv isnt so usal here so the information is bad about help, symptoms etc. I hope some body can answer me. I tested negativ after 42 days and have no symptoms but after 12 weeaks i get red spoots on my cheest, arms,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Still unlikely to be HIV but I would get tested again at perhaps 3 months after any exposure that has you worried. Other sexually transmitted diseases can cause oral problems (herpes, gonorrhea) so you might consider getting checked for those if... Read more »

Red Spot appearing in eye

Hello docs. I have been hiv pos for 10yrs and have been on many meds which has resulted in alot of resistance over the years. I am currently on Videx, Saquinavir, Viread, Epivir, Kaletra, Fuzeon, Acyclovir, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Trazsodone (for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sometimes people spontaneously develop a sub-conjunctival hematoma (a small blood vessel leaks blod out under the saran wrap covering of the eye ball) that looks scary but usually is not serious. Evaluation by your HIV doc or eye specialist is... Read more »
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are new moles signs of acute hiv? please respond

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
i woke up today and i noticed that besides having some raised skin spots on hands, back and stomach i also have like 4 new moles on my shoulders and hands which im 100% sure never had from what i've been reading people with compromised immune system... Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... Read more »

extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... 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 »