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Most Prominent Symptoms Of Hiv

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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prominent lymph nodes in armpits

i have prominent lymph nodes under my armpits i also have a pea sized lump in the left breast that has changed shape since i was first tested in dec 2009 should i be concerned...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.If you have a breast mass that's changed shape or size, you should seek medical attention for further evaluation. While it could be a benign cyst, the concern of course, is of a malignancy. I'd let your... Read more »


Hello Dr. HenryIn the last few weeks I have been dealing with liquid/yellow (like orange juice out of a can before adding water) - oily, stickey and orderless discharge. Stomach is very gasish, bloated and uncomfortable. (discharge is almost like...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would have concern about range of conditions including lactose or gluten intolerance, HIV-related infections, HIV-unrelated infections (ie c difficile), pancreatic insufficiency, malabsorption syndrome, or a side effect of one of your medications... Read more »

Status displayed prominently on dental file

While paying my bill at the dentist office my file remained open on the counter in clear view of anyone walking by. On the inside cover in 1/2 inch letters and highlighted in pink was printed HIV. I felt this was a breach of confidentiality. Is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree that this is not good procedure. I would try to have a calm conversation with the office manager and explain that you take your privacy very seriously and that the labeling of your file threatens your confidentiality. Further, you can... Read more »

skinny guy, prominent abdomen

I am 38, diagnosed 5 years ago. On Combivir and Sustiva, started with 350 CD4, 300000 virus copies, around 800-1000 CD4 currently, and undetectable. Been on a IL-2 group too. I am a very skinny guy, but I have a 93 cm. belly circumference (I look...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I might ask your HIV specialist to get another read on the CT scan. In my experience radiologists often don't read intra-abdominal (visceral) fat much as they look for specific pathology. For increased intra-abdominal fat, excercise and diet... Read more »
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Had all the symptoms...but no known risk factors??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I had all the symptoms of ARS. I would have been able to dismiss it if not for the strange rash I got. The rash was most prominent on my arms and legs, but I had a little on my stomach as well. The rash lasted about a week or so on my stomach and... Read more »

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 »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »

What was your first symptom(s)?

Posted by Goomba, 1 Reply
Would just like to ask what was your first symptom of HIV? When did it happen after exposure?

Was it ...

Swore thoat?
Night Sweats?

Just would like to start a poll, I think it will help many people now and in the future.

T... Read more »