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Runny Nose Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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Acute HIV Infection

...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 infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
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Hiv - Complicaded Question.

Hi Doc =)First, thanks for all support you have been giving for everyone here. =)Well, i had a anal intercourse on january 19th of 2009, we use condom and the condom didn't broke as far as im concerned (he use lube too), my partner ejaculated inside...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello L,1.No. Symptoms associated with acute retroviral infection generally appear between two to four weeks after primary HIV infection.2.Yes.Good luck!Dr. Bob Read more »

Hiv denialists. CBC

I have studied very carefully the claims of hiv denialists and their opponents. It is clear to me that the denialists are wrong. What puzzles me is that among the denialists one can find some very serious scientists. Really, what's going on?Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...became available, a case of PCP was the signature event that announced the presence of advanced AIDS. Prior to the appearance of HIV disease in the late 1970s, PCP was so rare as to be virtually unknown to most physicians and the drugs used to... Read more »

SymptomsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Is it possible for symptoms to appear about 11 days after exposure, be very mild and last only two days? After a low risk exposure I felt a little run daown and two days after, I came down with a cold. Would this be something to be alarmed about?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your question.It's impossible for me to tell you whether your symptoms could be related toHIV infection or not. Cold symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, coughing etc.etc.) are not normally related to recent HIV infection. For more specificdetails... Read more »

HIV Transmission from/through Scratches ?

Hi Michael,I come across an encounter and would like your expert views and opinions on it.I've always been served by this HIV positive beautician for about 2 years and have not feared for my life before. BUT since 11 Oct 1999, I've been living in...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not an expert on transmission. Please reask this question to the Body's transmission expert.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
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Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
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Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...disinfecting/washing my fingers in the first instance ? 2. In relation to Q1, are sore throats and feeling feverish coupled with runny nose and tiredness a sign of Acute Primary HIV infection. I'm having these illness since 10 ~ 15 May 99,... Read more »

SYMPTOMS AND AFFRAID

Posted by Nelson44, 2 Replies
...inside her. She was tested in Jan of this year and the test were negative in all counts. On 03/15/06 I came down with a cold, runny nose, some nausea and very low fever( 1/2 of a degree) that lasted like 2 days, however I still have what it... Read more »

HIV and Oral sex question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...symptons of HV but I haven't really experiecned any other symptoms. Had a small cough but went away after a few days and small runny nose but that was it. I plan on taking a test at the 90 day mark, but do I have to worry? Is the diarreah... Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...after the encounter. What worries me is my SO got a flu like symptom about a week after me. The flu lasted about a week with runny nose, aches and mild fever. Is it common for the acute HIV flu-like symptoms to occur over two months after... Read more »