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Is Sore Throat 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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extended sore throat, dizziness- sign of hiv

Dear Dr. Sowadsky, About a year ago, I had unprotected sex with a woman I did not know. The penetration lasted less than a minute since I was afraid of STDs. That evening, I returned to my apartment to find small red dots appearing on the head of my...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.There is no way for me to tell you what could be causing your symptoms. Yoursymptoms can be due to numerous causes, and only your physician can tell youwhat is causing your symptoms. I am enclosing below a review of the... Read more »

Sore throat & coughing - sign of seroconversion?

Hi Rick 5 weeks after a relatively low risk act (receiving oral sex from a prostitute with a condom) I developed a very sore throat and a cough. The cough is not dry, ie there is a far amount of sputum. This has lasted for about a week. I have not...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question and compliments.If you read some of my previous responses to other questions, you will notethat if you were only receiving oral sex while using a condom, your risks ofinfection are extremely low. That would make it... Read more »

sore throat after exposure

Can an isolated Sore Throat be a possible symptom of HIV after being expose to risk of HIV after 2 weeks?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiEveryone experiences HIV symptoms differently, it could possibly be a side effect it could also just be a sore throat. If there is concern about HIV transmission being tested is the only true way to know your status.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Sore Throat?

Hi Dr, can isolate sore throat (the only symptom) be a sign of HIV ARS? Thanks....
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
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worried about Strep Throat or sore Throat

Posted by danny301, 2 Replies
Does a Strep Throat or sore Throat after 7 month possible exposure can be related to hiv??

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Its been 2 weeks of sore throat no end in sight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks now of a very sore throat and a white tongue. My husband has had 2 weeks of a dry cough and neither of us are getting any better. Weve been to our local drs who don't have any treatment options for us. Our infectious disease dr... Read more »

Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've had a sore throat for almost 3 weeks now. I was given biaxin because they said it was a sinus infection. It did help, but now I've taken all there was of that prescription, and my sore throat is back!!!!!
Is this a bad "sign"?? Or do the ARS... Read more »

Sore throat and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey there, just have a quick question for the experts. Does a sore throat have any direct relation to HIV. I've had an ongoing sore throat that just won't go away. Along with that I have a swollen node right under my ear that's pretty painful. I've... Read more »