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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 »

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 »

retroviral infection

Dear Dr Ryan, I have two question to address:1. What is the usual time period for the appearance of an acute retroviral infection post-contact?2. Does it always appear in the case of HIV infection?Thank you for your concern....
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, developing antibodies that will signify that he or she is HIV antibody positive. At least 80% of... 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 »
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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 Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »