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Muscle Ache Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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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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Co-infection and acute satge

I am having muscle and joint ache for the last 50 days with fatigue and sleep disturbance. I have tested negative for both HIV and HCV 60 days after the possible exposure. What else could be the reason? How long does the muscle and joint ache+...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Muscle and joint pain can be symptoms associated with many other issues. These are not prominent symptoms in hepatitis A, B, or C and your HIV and HCV tests are negative, whcih is reassuring. I would continue testing to be certain, but I expect you... Read more »

GI symptoms after acute hiv infection?

It has been 3 weeks after a possible exposure with a female pro. Here's what was involved: deep kissing with me having esophageal erosion, her saliva on my penis, and protected intercourse. Since then I've had a sore throat, muscle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.The HIV-acquisition risk for "protected intercourse" is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break.2.Saliva is not considered to be an HIV-transmission risk, unless it contains visible... Read more »

Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Hey Doc what can I do? I am constantly tired but mostly achy. Not on any meds yet as I have good counts. I have had 4 tests in the last year or so that show elevated CPK. But doctor keeps telling me not to exercise before tests, I haven't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In general we would expect a 50-80 CD4 cell drop per year in someone not on antiretroviral therapy. Although there is considerable fluctuation from person to person in this regard, you have dropped steadily over the past year from 995 to 704.... Read more »

Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Upon further research I think your answer was not entirely correct. It seems HIV itself can cause Myopathy and Myalgia with elevated creatine kinase.http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic86.htm"Peripheral neuropathies are common in patients...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum. First off, yes, there is an HIV-associated myopathy as well as an AZT-associated myopathy, both of which are associated with elevated CPKs. The symptoms can include pain and aching in the muscles, usually thighs and... Read more »
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STRANGE MUSCLE ACHES

Posted by michel2222, 2 Replies
Hello!
After having unprotected vaginal sex with a woman of unknown HIV-status (though I doubt she had a history of high risk behaviour), the following happened:
-After 1 month, I had a cold, which included severe sneezing and some coughing. It lasted... Read more »

does this sound like an hiv acute infection?

Posted by mrlife, 3 Replies
hi, i had un protected sex with my gf the other week. She claims she is clean. Shortly after 2 weeks, i have muscle and joint pain mainly in my arms is been 2 weeks already, i am still experiencing uncomfotable feeling around my neck and pain in my... Read more »

Muscles Aches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was googling around the internet and found the following info regarding muscles aches:

"The symptoms can include pain and aching in the muscles, usually thighs and shoulders, as well as weakness, with difficulty when rising from a chair or reaching... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
A few months back I fell ill with symptoms such as lightheadedness, stiff neck, and mild headaches. The symptoms struck a few days, to a week after having unprotected sex. The symptoms would go away, and come back just about every other day for a... Read more »