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Is Sore Throat An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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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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Chronic Sore Throat and HIV

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I've read some postings indicating a sore throat is associated more with seroconversion...is this correct?Thank you for your unselfish work for ones in need....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A sore throat can be one of many possible symptoms that occur when someone is newly infected with HIV. I don't know what you mean when you say that a "sore throat is associated MORE with seroconversion". A sore throat can reappear as... 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 »

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

I had a possible exposure HIV. A couple of days later I experienced a sore throat that lasted for a couple of hours. Other symptoms that night include flatulance, muscle ache in one shoulder that lasted a day. No fever, no detectable swollen...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
The sore throat associated with acute HIV infection is usually moderate to severe in the approximately 50% of people who are symptomatic. It is usually accompanied by other viral symptoms such as high fever, distinctive body rash, malaise, achy... Read more »
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Sore Throat, HIV or Anxiety

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 27 yo female, and met my boyfriend about two months ago (who has never been tested) and we've been having unprotected sex and sometimes oral. I got UTI a week after i met him. Went to the doctor and prescribed me cipro. And then about 6... Read more »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... 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 »

sore throat etc..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I tested negative at 11 weeks. Now, at the 15th week, I have a sore throat, light swollen lymph glands and swallowing is painfull (also tired). It's the third time I have these symptoms now, I'm trying to get on with my life, but symptoms are... Read more »