Night Sweats And Early Hiv Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
Ask the Experts

Night sweats...

Are night sweats mainlt caused by an infection brouth on by HIV on the body (like PCP pneumonia) or are they a manifestion of the HIV virus itself and/or your body fight the virus? How common are the night sweats in the first few years of HIV (say...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...low T cells. Night sweats can occur during the acute retroviral syndrome, but other than that they are uncommon during earlyHIV infection. Read more »

Night sweats...

Thank-you for the great service you provide for people like myself. I cannot begin to explain how greatful we all are to you and your collegues on this website. The info. you provide to us all help us better understand this killer of a virus. The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Hi-Night sweats can occur during any stage of HIV infection but their presence, frequency and severity is very variable and differs from individual Read more »

HIV or side effect of PEP?

Hi, It is little more than two weeks that I was put on PEP (Combivir). I think I could tolerate the medicine initially. But recently (for the past three days) I started having joint pains in my left elbow and sometimes in the left knee. I also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The symptoms you describe are non-specific and generally would not be due to either HIV infection of Combivir. KH Read more »

women need answers

dear doctor, Why haven't any studies been done on hiv infected women and meopause. Do you know if women experience early menopause due to hiv infection ---- wouldn't this be considered and opportunistic infection? How soon after HIV infection...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
...menopause, so we may know more soon. It is important to realize that other things besides menopause can casue hot flashes and night sweats and these symptoms shoudl be checked out if they occur. It is very difficult to predict the time course of... Read more »
Women Alive

Treating Night Sweats with Herbs

...Night sweats, a common perspiration disorder, often accompanies HIV. They occur during sleep and stop upon waking. Perspiration is how the Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

..."flu-like" symptoms during this stage. These symptoms, which usually last no more than several days, might include fevers, chills, night sweats, and rashes. Afterward, the infected person returns to feeling and looking completely well. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS? or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
The Body

Triathlon Is Primal. Night Sweats Are Modern.

...fittest thing, and how the HIV/AIDS pandemic is part of that struggle in our world. And in me. As evidenced by another bout of night sweats like you wouldn't believe. Last night, for the third night in a row, I awoke drenched in sweat. Literally... Read more »
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