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Symptoms As Early As 6 Days

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Can symptoms be as early as 4 days?

Hi - my partner and I recently had sex, and 4 days later she had swollen glands/ sore throat and fever. I am HIV+ with VL of around 65000 last bloodwork, which was a week or so before the incident. Is 4 days too soon for the bosy to start showing...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi4 days is soon. Was the sex protected? If not it should be especially with your viral load where it is. There are studies showing that if we stay on our medications and keep our viral load at undetectable the chances of transmission are decreased... Read more »

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early symptoms of infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of flu or cold like symptoms like a 24 hour bug being an early symptom of infection? I shot this question to the expert at this site and it got ignored so I'm asking here.

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Symptoms and neg early test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can anyone give me an opinion on this. I recieved unprotected oral sex from a escort. then protected insertive sex. 3 weeks later and I have intense pins and needles in both legs also have had a sore throat and mouth ulcer.
I had proviral DNA scan... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to 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... 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 »