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Is Sore On Mouth 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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a high risk experience in a high risk part of the world

I recently had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Bangkok(a fairly well-known hotbed for HIV/AIDS). About 11 days after my encounter, i began experiencing a very mild sore throat which seemed to only bother me when i woke up first thing in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is or is not HIV infected. The bottom line is that you put yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV, by having unprotected sex and consequently Read more »

Dry Mouth

Can dry mouth occur 5 weeks after infection or is that unlikely?
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...There are many reasons why someone may experience dry mouth, but a manifestation of acute HIV infection is not likely to be one of them. Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...germs, you can take medicine that will prevent you from developing TB.If the person with AIDS gets yellow jaundice (a sign of acute hepatitis) or has chronic hepatitis B infection, you and everybody else living in the house and any people the... Read more »

How do you define acute infection?

Dr. Holodniy,Thanks for all of your hard work on this forum! In a recent post (dry eyes/dry mouth - please comment!) you replied by saying "These are not symptoms of acute HIV infection." I would like to know what time frame constitutes acute...
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
...Acute in terms of symptoms is really within the first several weeks of exposure and infection. There are a few people who have lingering Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...infection is the first stage of HIV disease, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Several other factors increase the risk of transmitting HIV, or becoming infected. When the HIV-infected person is in the "acute infection" phase (see Fact Sheet 103 ), the amount of virus in their blood is very high. This increases the... Read more »
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acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...to do iv drugs, and although he claims he never shared needles, there is a good chance that is a lie. I have read up on what acute symptoms are like, and the only ones i have of those are diarrhea (lasting about 20 days) and swollen glands.... Read more »

CANKER SORE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...IS HAVING A CANKER SORE IN YOUR MOUTH AFTER 7 DAYS OF CONTACT IS THIS A SYMPTOM OF ACUTE HIV PLEASE HELP Read more »

trench mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...mouth ( see the post Dental Symptoms), and I'm very scared, so I was wondering if anyone had any further information regarding acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. Am I right to believe that this infection is most common among hiv positive... Read more »

Question about symptoms and about aids charities

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had what some would say is a low-risk exposure a couple months ago. I performed oral-sex on a gay man of unknown hiv status. i was sick at the time with a bad throat infection and bronchitis. but, still, i have been told that the chances are Read more »