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Symptoms For Acute Phase Hiv

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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 Phase v. Viral Load Symptoms

I became ill with symptoms on July 20 (fever, aches/pains/night sweats/etc). I was tested on July 29. The results showed a viral load of 500,000 and a CD$ of 394. I am now four weeks into the acute phase but I still have some very debilitating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following HIV primary infection is extremely variable from person to person, not only in the symptoms experienced, but also in the severity and duration of those symptoms. In general, symptoms associated with... Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than a week. Most people with primary infection have more than a rash but the symptoms during... Read more »

How soon after exposure could acute phase begin?

Hello, I had unprotected sex on Thursday night and ejaculation into my anus was involved. My partner said he's HIV negative, but the next day (Friday) I became achy and the day after that (Saturday)my achyness continues and I had some fever...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jeff,Yep. Two days is way too soon for acute retroviral symptoms related to primary infection with HIV. Symptoms take weeks, not hours or days, to manifest.Certainly unprotected receptive anal sex is the most risky sexual behavior. Testing at... Read more »

HAART during acute infection phase

Hello,I submitted a long question two days ago. I am now posting a lighter version of it.I am convinced I have been infected with HIV. I am currently in the acute infection phase experiencing mild symptoms for more than 10 days, 2 weeks after...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
When acute infection is suspected, testing should be done immediately to look for the presence of virus in the absence of fully formed antibody response. Many experts believe that once acute infection is documented treatment is indicated. At my... Read more »
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acute syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ravi, or anyone else, could you please tell me in the acute syndrome phase, if one is having that, with flu like symptoms, do they go away on their own. the reason i ask i'm not sure if i'm having acute symptoms. i know the only way to know is to... Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »