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Rare Early Symptoms Of HIV

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Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in the... Read more »

EARLY SYMPTOMS OF hiv

Hi, I am watching your posts and you are doing great work by helping people in clarifying the... Read more »

Trust the tests (16 of them) or the symptoms?

Dear Dr. Bob: Thank you for your recent reply to my concerns about being HIV + (though I've tested... Read more »
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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? ... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...all, I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did... Read more »

i know this sounds silly, but i need an answer

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...weeks. basically one of my "maybe" symptoms was oral thrush. i got concerned because many websites sugest that this is an early symptom of hiv. it also states that it is somewhat rare in young adults unless they have cancer, diabetes, hiv or a... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having Read more »

HELP--Early ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a married mother of 3. Last weekend had unprotected sex (no ejaculation) as a one night stand. 3 days later had a yeast infection, sore throat and cough. My husband got a bronchial infection 2 days after that. 5 days post exposure have an... Read more »