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What Are Some Symptoms Associated With Acute Phase Hiv Infection

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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 »

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 »

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 »

devastating acute phase/low VL

I was diagnosed in the acute phase of my infection. I had my first blood draw when I was still experiencing extreme fatigue, sore throat, glands like golf balls in my neck and underarms. I was undetectable to 400 ppml so the Dr ordered a second...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Your doctor's hypothesis makes sense to me too and fits with the notion that a robust initial immune response might translate into severe early symptoms, but favorable long-term immune control of viral... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
A few months back I fell ill with symptoms such as lightheadedness, stiff neck, and mild headaches. The symptoms struck a few days, to a week after having unprotected sex. The symptoms would go away, and come back just about every other day for a... Read more »

Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm so glad that I found this message board. It's exactly what I was looking for. About 5 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with an Italian man I didn't know (I was in Scotland visiting a friend, he was an acquaintance of the friend's Sicilian... Read more »

Is easy bruising a symptom of acute hiv?

Posted by xrayvison, 4 Replies
I just seems like im noticing one thing after the next. I am freaked out. I tested negative a few days ago and my last encounter with someone of unknown hiv status was in march. please help Read more »