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Is Tiredness An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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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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Multiple low risks but very clear acute HIV symptoms

7 weeks ago, I had an exposure that includes multiple risks; vaginal protected sex, unprotected oral sex, I received 2 love bites which left marks on my neck and shoulder for a couple of days, and I suspect that the girl whom I had sex with used my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Vaginal protected sex would be considered "protected," assuming the latex condom was used properly and didn't fail (break). Unprotected oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. "Love... Read more »

HIV anemia tiredness vs. exhaustion

Hello,Could you tell me the difference between HIV anemia tiredness and HIV anemia exhaustion?Thank-you....you're the best. You always make me smile.Smiley ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Smiley,Can I tell you the difference between being tired and being exhausted? Hmmmmm - is this a trick question? Well, let's see. There is an old proverb that might help: "Man who runs in front of car gets TIRED while man who runs... Read more »

Tiredness PCP

My last viral load was 8,984 and T-cell 437. I was taking Bactrim to prevent PCP up to 14 months ago. I have Asthma and had to go to emergency room in September of 2003 and they put back on Bactrim for four weeks and breathing went back to normal....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Jim,It would be unlikely to have PCP with a CD4 count of 437. It occurs most often in folks whose counts fall below 200. However, you were on PCP prophylaxis in the past, so I assume you had CD4 counts below 200 in the past, right? I would... Read more »

Overall tiredness and fatigue

I know you have said only a million times that symptoms do not equal diagnosis. However, sometimes (often) I have such an achiness in my all over body. I feel fatigued, achy and just not well. Nothing shows in my CBC, everything is normal.I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief:1.No, not in cases such as yours.2.Extremely rarely. In your case, you've had multiple negative tests, thereby effectively ruling out even the slightest chance of a false-negative test.3.Correct!Look, Sweetie, simply... Read more »
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Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
Tested HIV+ in Sept 2005, contracted it in March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. What I want to know is whether tiredness is a symptom of HIV. For example, my home is fairly small but more... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Acute Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the normal time that acute symptoms will show after HIV has been transmitted, I have heard anything from a few days to 6 weeks, whats the average? Is a blocked up runny nose a symptom, I had flu 48 hrs after an encounter with a female... Read more »