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Time Period Of Hiv Symptoms

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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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STD' s and HIV TEST Results

Hi Dr BobI have been sick for over the pass ten years with so many HIV sympthoms. Let me start by say that back in 1997 I selpt with a long time girlfriend whom I trusted without a condom, but after the act I found out was she was on her period, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...don't have HIV! Simple, eh? The fact is that a negative HIV test outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Stop testing! You are only wasting time, energy, blood and money!I cannot... Read more »

Acute HIV symptoms

I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a girl about two weeks ago. As soon as it happened I became very anxious about what I could have just done to myself. Two days after this happened I got a fever, and by the next the fever was so bad that I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Fever is a common part of actue HIV infection and can occur from days to weeks after an exposure. That said, it would be unusual to occur after only two days. The reasons you see mixed results is because it is variable from person to person. At... Read more »

HIV testing, how long should you wait

how long should you wait after having unprotected sex to be tested for HIV?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...infected with HIV from a previous exposure. Otherwise, regualrt antibody testing should be done at 6 and 12 weeks. If at any time during this period you develop any symptoms sugegstive of acute HIV infection (a severe flu-like illness, for... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...replacing estrogen, with or without the addition of progesterone -- could safely alleviate menopausal symptoms while at the same time helping women avoid the detrimental long-term effects of reduced estrogen levels.In recent years, however, data... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...than exposure to someone with long-term infection. One research study estimated that the risk of infection is approximately 20 times higher during acute HIV infection. The risk of passing HIV infection through sexual activity is also much higher... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...Test Positive? A positive test result means that you have HIV antibodies, and are infected with HIV. This can be a difficult time. Be sure to get information and help. See Fact Sheet 201 "How Do I Start?" Testing positive does not mean that you... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Ask if there are ways of taking the drug that make it easier to tolerate -- for example with or without food or at a certain time of day, such as bedtime Find out if you can treat mild side effects with home remedies, over-the-counter... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...but instead look for your body's reaction to the virus -- the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...then ever when HIV enters because doesnt it build up more cells so is it possible to fight off the flu very quickly during this time ? Read more »

HIV Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...throat in my life (heavy fever/sweat through sheets), I proceed to get this 3 weeks later and then 3 weeks after that, the 3rd time I got strep I got a mouth full of sores in my mouth, then yesterday (2 weeks after sores) I got a yeast infection.... Read more »

DNA PCR HIV

Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
...and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the infection are already present, so will the test be able to detect... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all, I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »