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Sore Throat Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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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 Cons of 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...
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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...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Before I say anything about your question, please remember that any symptoms that you experience that cause you concern should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to... Read more »

Chronic Sore Throat and HIV

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I've read some postings indicating a sore throat is associated more with seroconversion...is this correct?Thank you for your unselfish work for ones in need....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A sore throat can be one of many possible symptoms that occur when someone is newly infected with HIV. I don't know what you mean when you say that a "sore throat is associated MORE with seroconversion". A sore throat can reappear as... Read more »

can a flu, common cold, sore throat mislead hiv test?

hi there,is it possible that a flu, common cold, and sore throat throw off an hiv test? If a person had all aboce within 70 days prior to an HIV test, can it be mislead? also how about chicken pox and phumonia within 4 years prior to an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Common colds, flues, sore throats, or past bouts of chicken pox and "phumonia" (or pneumonia either) will not affect (or mislead) an HIV test. So roll up that sleeve, honey! Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Sore Throat

I had a possible exposure HIV. A couple of days later I experienced a sore throat that lasted for a couple of hours. Other symptoms that night include flatulance, muscle ache in one shoulder that lasted a day. No fever, no detectable swollen...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
The sore throat associated with acute HIV infection is usually moderate to severe in the approximately 50% of people who are symptomatic. It is usually accompanied by other viral symptoms such as high fever, distinctive body rash, malaise, achy... Read more »
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Sore throat and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey there, just have a quick question for the experts. Does a sore throat have any direct relation to HIV. I've had an ongoing sore throat that just won't go away. Along with that I have a swollen node right under my ear that's pretty painful. I've... Read more »

Sore Throat, HIV or Anxiety

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 27 yo female, and met my boyfriend about two months ago (who has never been tested) and we've been having unprotected sex and sometimes oral. I got UTI a week after i met him. Went to the doctor and prescribed me cipro. And then about 6... Read more »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »

sore throat etc..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I tested negative at 11 weeks. Now, at the 15th week, I have a sore throat, light swollen lymph glands and swallowing is painfull (also tired). It's the third time I have these symptoms now, I'm trying to get on with my life, but symptoms are... Read more »