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Is Sore Throat An Early Sign Of HIV

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Acute HIV Infection

...infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs of acute HIV infection. They can be caused by several different illnesses. If you have any of these symptoms and...
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neurosyphilis

Poz 10 years tcells 699 vl under 50 having myriad of symptoms my question is it possible being hiv poz to skip early stages of syphilis and go directly to neurosyphilis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...faint that they are not noticed. In addition to rashes, symptoms of secondary syphilis may include fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, patchy hair loss, headaches, weight loss, muscle aches, and fatigue. The signs and symptoms of secondary... Read more »

2 times unprotected sex, severe sore throat

Hi DoctorYour site is very informative and your humour is absolutely brilliant!I wanted to ask a question that has probably been asked in many variations but I have read some conflicting info on different sites so your opinion would be so welcome.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(had sex very early on Sunday, around 4 AM, just to give you a time frame) and the next morning, Monday, I woke up with a very sore throat and had the head pressure, swollen lymph nodes under my ears, the aches, and congestion. Doctor diagnosed... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk? Even though it wasn't used for at least 20 minutes? Also, I have a small rash, which my parent think is a heat rash, and a sore throat and a few bumps on my inner thigh. I'm so worried. I understand that there are many people who have... Read more »

help me please!

iv had unprotected sex with my current boyfriend and i noticed a rash on his chest and back. the back was dry, flaky and itchy but the front seems 2 be a scarred rash. a few days after we had unprotected sex i had an over night fever and an over...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular Body forum is exclusively for discussion of side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...During the early stages of HIV, there are large amounts of HIV in the blood and, in most cases, the heightened levels cause sore throats, fever and rashes. An HIV-positive person is most likely to transmit the virus at this point. However, after... Read more »
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Women and HIV

...Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007. About 80% of women... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry Read more »
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Cunilingus, possible hiv???

Posted by stressed1, 1 Reply
...than 20 seconds, no intercourse took place At the time of this I had just recently go over a flu virus and still had a slight sore throat Now 4 weeks later my sore throat has never gone away, for the last too weeks I have had severe sinusitis,... Read more »

Can I be?

Posted by worriedwellback, 2 Replies
...through seroconversion after testing negative for (rapid blood tests, NAAT tests) 2 month after possible exposure? I have had sore throat for past 2 months, very stiff neck for 2 months, and swollen neck, and groin also for 2 months. Most... Read more »

Mild sore throut for a while now ...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...II've been having a mild sore throat for a couple of months now (kinda feels like I've swollowed toothpaste by accident, you know what I mean?). Anyway, the sore Read more »

Sore throat, what a feeling

Posted by NeverAgain, 1 Reply
...Elisa test after 2 weeks of encounter it was negative (thats a bit early I know). Now is almost the 4th week, I have a mild sore throat, no other symptom so far what so ever, I can't chase away the thought that this might be signs of... Read more »