Most Prominent Symptoms Of Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...slightly different in that it uses a microscope. It can be faster than a WB, so the few labs that use it can get results to the patient more quickly. Rapid Tests for HIV Rapid testing for HIV has become one of the most prominent ways that people receive HIV tests today. In as little as 20 minutes, you can find out your HIV status. Rapid tests work similarly to traditional HIV test: they look for antibodies to HIV, not the virus...
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In a foreign country and need advice...

HelloThank you for your advice you are a legend and although i have seen many posts like mine there is a little twist in my situation.20 Days ago i had unprotected sex with an African female sex worker in a prominent Middle eastern country. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Middleeastworry,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Your symptoms are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).Regarding HIV testing, PCR testing is not recommended for... Read more »

Worried for ages!!

I had oral sex with a guy about 14 years ago and he did not ejaculate. I am very well but have nodes i can feel in my neck and in my armpit. These have been present since i first checked them whilst studying for a nursing course and that was over 12...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are available within 20 minutes! Are you excessively worried about this ancient event? Absofrickinlutely! Lymph nodes can be prominent for a wide variety of reasons and HIV "symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in determining who is and is not... Read more »

NRTI toxicity and Hep C

Dear Dr McGovern;Following my recent diagnosis of chronic Hep C, my antiretroviral therapy was changed to allow for the possible initiation of ribavirin + IFN therapy. My biopsy indicated 1+ fibrosis and 2+ inflammation, and after reviewing the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
When I treat patients for HCV I never combine ribavirin with DDI since this can cause lactic acidosis and pancreatitis. I also try to avoid ribavirin and AZT since the risk of anemia increases. I do agree with discontinuation of the trisivir. In... Read more »

HIV symptoms quetion

Dear Dave,Firstly let me thank you and everyone working on this site for all the great work you guys do. It goes to show that there are good people in the world still.I have a few questions regarding HIV symptoms. I realise that some of those...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Acute HIV is not characterized by the body shape changes seen in the HIV treatment experienced patient. So prominent veins, facial fat wasting, etc are not a part of this syndrome.Sore throat is described during acute infection and resolves as Read more »
The Body

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 Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...better rate of achieving virologic suppression, there was less enthusiasm in relying on this unboosted PI. Diarrhea is its most prominent problem occurring in many, though not all, who take it. With the availability of other protease inhibitors... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...Illustrations of How HIV Works How Your Immune System Works History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Origins of HIV What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...thick on both rear sides from the middle of my throat towards my teeth, like this /// - looks like corduroy!, smaller and less prominent but noticeable on other areas, also dangerously close to the sides - OHL!!??? I tried to contact the girl... Read more »

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... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my neck that was painful to the touch, a sore throat, I believe a low grade fever---if I had one and a rash that was most prominent on my legs and arms. I had a little bit on my stomach as well, but it was most prominent on my limbs. The... Read more »
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