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Symptoms Of An Retroviral Infection

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV WARNING: Zidovudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and blood disorders, including severe anemia. Use...
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acute retroviral infection: low or high fever?

Please tell me whether a high fever of 101.6 can be a symptom of acute retroviral infection. I thought only a low grade fever could be a symptom of ARI. Thank you....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. With EVERY symptom associated with both Acute Viral Syndrome and full-blown AIDS, the severity of symptoms can vary dramatically from person to person. Therefore, people with fevers during either Acute Viral... Read more »

Hope with acute retroviral symptoms

Just wanted to say you've got a very helpful site.I know a lot of people are very concerned about what they feel are early symptoms (I was too). I found out recently that my ex-boyfriend had cheated on me 10 months ago, with someone that had...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's hard not to fall into the trap of convincing yourself that you are HIV infected based on flu-like symptoms you experience after an exposure. I have yet to hear of a case in this forum of someone believing that they were experiencing ARS,... Read more »

Could my cold virus symptoms be due to Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Dear Experts,I am a guy from Singapore. My last day of exposure was on the 4th April 2012.12 days later, I went to a GP clinic to request for HIV PCR RNA Viral Load Test. But on the same day, I get some slight coughing and sneezing.Then just over...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Worried in Singapore:I would go easy on yourself. You used condoms for each and every act of penetrative sex and that is the best way to protect yourself against HIV. Licking a women's breast, having a tissue reused, and mosquito bites do... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptoms

Sorry to add yet another question about acute retroviral syndrome, but I have read some conflicting information and I am still uncertain about what it all means. I also know that this syndrome hasn't been studied that much, so that it will be...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions and comments.When it comes to symptoms related to HIV/AIDS, there are no absolute rules asto when symptoms begin, what they look like, how long they last etc., etc. Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. This... Read more »
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Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people... Read more »

Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

is this a symptom of infection?

Posted by onetime_1
hi i'm new here and would like to know if peeling skin is a an ars symptom or an hiv symptom altogether.

I had unprotected vaginal sex with my ex gf that lasted for about 3 mins. that was the only time I had done it unprotected. After about 10 weeks... Read more »