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Sore On Mouth Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...people may look perfectly healthy for many years despite the fact that they have HIV in their bodies. The only way to find out if you are infected is by taking an HIV test. Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV disease, typically lasting only a week or two, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of...
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oral problem

hi there im 28. have worked with hiv positive people, have had exposure to positive blood twice, but checked my hands and had no visible cuts, that was about 5 months ago, i tested for hiv 3 moths after the blood contact, and 3 times tested...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...infection. Acute HIV can cause some symptoms in the mouth. Sores (apthous ulcers) can be seen in the mouth as part of an acute HIV infection. Rashes over the body and swollen lymph nodes are commonly seen. Your symptoms may be nothing to... Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to acute HIV infection approximately 2-4 weeks after exposure. Symptoms can vary in each individual, the most common symptoms... Read more »

Worried in Tokyo

Dear Dr. Bob:Please, please! A quick line of answer to my question of last week regarding these "lie bumps" that appeared on my tongue in great number two weeks ago. They were very painful, white (but not exhuding) and changed location from one day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Francis,Your mouth symptoms are not suggestive of or worrisome for acute HIV infection. However, I should mention symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV positive. Consequently, if Read more »

What happenes during acute infection?

Hello doctor,Just afew questions,What is actually happening in the body during acute infection?How long does it take to happen?Does it vary from mild illness which last afew days or is it severe and always last over afew weeks?Finally does the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Acute HIV infection is the period of time when an HIV infected person is seroconverting; that is, they are mounting an immune response against HIV, Read more »
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How Risky Is It?

...Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? Most people know how HIV is... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

Ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What exactly are the symptoms of ARS, when do they occur, can one symptom show up at a time or do they all happen at the same time. I've had night sweats, diahrea, and a rash on my cheek, but it seems to be a couple of days with night sweats then a... Read more »

trench mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok, i hate to be a pesky poster, but I posted yesterday a question regarding HIV and trech mouth ( see the post Dental Symptoms), and I'm very scared, so I was wondering if anyone had any further information regarding acute Read more »

SYMPTOMS of Acute Primary Infection!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pained area mentioned, is it where the SPLEEN is located ? Where is the "precise" location of the spleen? Can primary acute HIV infection "ATTACKS" the spleen, now that the spleen is working to fight off the infection? Will it swell? Will one... Read more »