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List Of Initial Hiv Symptoms

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initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Oral Thrush - Initial Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone comment on the initial symptoms of Oral Thrush? Does it start with very slight raised areas of the tongue?
Is it mostly isolated to the front, back or entire tounge/throat? Does the onset during the window period vary in severity (always... Read more »

INITIAL SYMPTOMS PLEASE HELP ME

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I RECENTLY HAD UNPROTECTED INTERCOURSE WITH A YOUNG GIRL WHO PRACTICES HIGH RISK SEXUAL BEHAVIOR WITH MULTIPLE PARTNERS. 5-6 DAYS LATER I DEVELOPED A HUGE ERUPTIVE PHARYNGITIES WITH TONSILLAR EXUDATES AND FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS INCLUDING MALAISE ... Read more »

How bad can initial infection get?

Posted by Anonymous
OK. So now I'm getting worried. How bad can the symptoms of HIV be in the first 4 weeks following exposure? I still have gastritis (from 6 days post exposure), and today (15 days post exposure) I am developing a sore throat and having severe... Read more »

initial symtoms

Posted by Anonymous
Please help me... On June 30 I may have been exposed to HIV. After 48 hrs I had flu-like symptoms and a sudden re-occurence of herpes at the base of my tail bone. 2 wks later I developed flu-like symptoms which persisted for about 2-3 days. I also... Read more »
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Hives every day--- symptom of initial infection?

Hi,I had an occupational exposure with hiv-unknown blood in early september, and finished a 28-day course of PEP on the 30th. about a week and a half after that, i started getting hives. at first it was one or two at a time that i thought were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Generally speaking, hives or urticarial eruptions are not all that common in HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). I'd recommend seeing an allergist or dermatologist for further evaluation.Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »

initial symptoms

Hi Dr I sent a message back a few days ago (unprotected vaginal sex with a hiv positive person) but then realised you had been asked the same question before and you mentioned estimated odds of transmission of 5 in 10000, just a quick question i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Fasciculations ("muscle twitches") are not commonly seen during HIV Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS). As I have mentioned frequently in this forum, "symptoms" are unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. If... Read more »

Neuropathy and initial HIV syndrome

Is it likely that symptoms of distal neuropathy will show up during the acute HIV syndrome phase? Many thanks and god bless...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Persons with new onset HIV infection sometimes will get neurologic findings that include headache (meningitis like), pain syndrome (radiculopathy), and disturbances in skin sensation. Rarely would the symptoms mimic the distal neuropathy seen with... Read more »

Hiv to AIDS only 1 year after initial infection

I was tested negative for HIV 1.2 years ago, but seemed to have symptoms of flulike hiv contraction at that time. Since then i got retested just over a year later and my result was not only hiv pos, but AIDS with CD4 count 97 and viral load of...
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
It is unusual, but not unheard of. This is a complex issue that depends on your underlying immune system and the type of virus that got transmitted to you. Some viral strains are more aggressive in attacking and killing t cells than others. There... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Time Between Initial HIV Infection and AIDS is Not Symptom-Free

If left untreated, HIV infection inevitably degrades the immune system, leading to the development of life-threatening infections -- AIDS -- about 10 years later. The time between initial HIV infection and the development of AIDS is commonly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Improves HIV Survival Rates, Study Says

The New York Times on Thursday examined a study that found asymptomatic HIV-positive people who delayed antiretroviral treatment until their disease reached an advanced stage faced higher mortality rates than those who initiated treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Early Versus Deferred Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV on Survival

"The optimal time for the initiation of antiretroviral therapy for asymptomatic patients with [HIV] is uncertain," the authors wrote in introducing the current study. The researchers conducted two parallel analyses involving a total of 17,517... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Drugs Should Be Initiated Earlier, Says UN

All HIV-positive people with a CD4+ T-cell count of 350 cells/mm3 or lower should begin antiretroviral therapy (ART), the World Health Organization said on Monday. WHO released the first revision to its ART recommendations in four years at the 18th... Read more »