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Primary Hiv Symptoms

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Primary HIV symptoms and timing...

we not hearing from more HIV+ people as to what their primary symptoms were?I have been following the recent questions about primary HIV symptoms/timing and must say that recent answers to questions about primary symptoms and timing need more...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
The dilemma is that it is difficult to identify acutely infected persons in real time, and therefore describing in detail the symptoms of acute HIV infection has been problematic. Even in the best case scenario, I doubt that we could definitively... Read more »

Re: Testing negitive but have primary HIV symptoms

Dr. Wohl, you are very correct and accurate.For a peace of mind I tested yesterday with 3rd... Read more »

Testing negitive but have primary HIV symptoms

2nd week to the 10th week I had various types of primary HIV symptoms including a folliculitis rash... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Primary HIV Infection

What Is Primary HIV Infection? How Do I Know if I Have Primary HIV Infection? What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Primary HIV Infection? Does Everyone Have These Symptoms? How Severe Will the Symptoms Be? If I Think I'm Experiencing Primary... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Primary HIV Infection

Primary HIV infection (PHI) refers to the period of time immediately after initial infection, which is characterized by a prolific phase in viral replication (sometimes up to one million copies of virus) and an acute drop in the CD4 count. However,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Missed Opportunities for Diagnosing Primary HIV Infection

The researchers undertook the current study to determine the extent to which primary HIV infection (PHI) presents to health care providers and the degree to which it is undiagnosed. Using the criteria of an evolving antibody response, a negative... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
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symptoms for primary hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am terrified that i may have gotten infected and know i feel like everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is
the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me how accentuated these symptoms are?
like now, i am stressing because my pinky... Read more »

symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »

SYMPTOMS of Acute Primary Infection!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

Can somebody pls fill me in on this.


I may have caught the HIV Virus. It's EXACTLY 7 weeks after the exposure. There are recurring bad/sore throat, swell-like inflammed area under the tongue. I even had an ulcer on the palate of my mouth... Read more »

How long symptoms of primary infection last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am TERRIFIED that i may have gotten infected and now i feel like everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me what are the symptoms for primary hiv infection and how long they last? are they... Read more »