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The Beginning Symptoms Of Hiv Virus

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...system; then the HIV-infected person gets sick because the body can't fight off diseases. Some of these diseases can kill them. Signs of HIV infection are like those of many other common illnesses, such as swollen glands, tiring easily, losing... Read more »

asymptomatic

I don't understand this asymptomatic phase. In all the years I have been HIV+, being hot and sweaty and fatigued have been symptoms. Do some HIV+ just have symptoms from the beginning??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...minority of those of us infected with the virus. Most of us will eventually begin to have additional symptoms as our immune system begins to fail as a result of ongoing viral replication; hence the need for anti-viral medications to slow the... Read more »

HIV TREATMENT

Sir,One year back my brother has infected by HIV. I would like to ask you that whether these Viruses can be treated? If yes how? What are the symptoms when HIV starts their effects?Thanksashfaque
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Ashfaque,HIV is very treatable nowadays, if not curable. HIV begins to destroy the immune system immediately after infection. However it may take as long as ten years to completely destroy it. Read more »

I Think I am HIV+

Hello doctor. I think i am HIV+ because of all the symptoms that I've been having. First of all, I had unprotected sex in May 98. Awhile after that, I had flu-like symptoms and now I am suffering from candidiasis. I have not had an HIV test yet,...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
With all things, but especially with HIV knowledge is power. I think you must begin by establishing a relationship with a physician who you can trust. You will need a strong relationship with him or her to help you evaluate your medical options. ... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...to start treatment. How will I know when to start anti-HIV medications? It's time to start treatment if: you have severe symptoms of HIV infection or are diagnosed with AIDS your CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm 3 (especially below 350... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...can be challenging to diagnose and treat. The main concern with IRIS is the inflammation that it causes. Though research is beginning to sort out the condition, it is still not well understood. It's not clear who will more likely experience... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...Illustrations of How HIV Works How Your Immune System Works History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Origins of HIV What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...BETA . It is important to note that this definition of AIDS may apply to HIV positive individuals who have never experienced symptoms of HIV disease. Receiving an AIDS diagnosis does not necessarily mean that the diagnosed person will die soon;... Read more »
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DNA PCR HIV

Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
...short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the infection are already present, so will the test be able to detect the virus at that time? Read more »

Experts, please answer

Posted by jxr, 1 Reply
...short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the infection are already present, so will the test be able to detect the virus at that time? Thanks. Read more »

Need sum advice

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Throat for three days. I have a burning sensation in my stomach and a knot in my throat with nausia. Please help are these symptoms of HIV? Was i at risk? In advance i sincerely thank you for your advice. Read more »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...always seen it only in TV, movies, and the news, never worry about it that much. It is when we THINK we are at risk that our mind begins to worry, we begin to feel abnormal. WHAT IF... what if.... im next??? i mean, theres so many people that... Read more »