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When To Expect Primary 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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Primary HIV symptoms and timing...

I think this refusal to committ to a time frame and proper set of symptoms is really frustrating, and in turn causes more harm than good.Why are we not hearing from more HIV+ people as to what their primary symptoms were?I have been following the...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
The dilemma is that it is difficult to identify acutely infected persons in real time, and therefore describing in detail the symptoms of acute HIV infection has been problematic. Even in the best case scenario, I doubt that we could definitively... Read more »

Is recurring fever a primary sign of HIV? condoms and STDs?

i have three questions, is it necessary that a person with HIV has fever once in awhile or swollen lymph nodes atleast once in a while or right after the exposure to virus. the second question is that i've had sex using condoms with a guy recently...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...or herpes, then most likely you picked these up sexually. Please note that both of these are caused by viruses which can remain dormant for years. It is conceivable that the warts/herpes you are experiencing now have nothing to do with your... Read more »

ARS Symptoms But Neg Test

Hi Doc,Im 4 weeks out of a pep course and have had night sweats every night now for 2 weeks and yesterday I came out with a huge cold sore.I had a HIV test last week whilst all this was happening and it showed up neg (it should have been at the 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(www.concertedeffort.org). It's very much appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that your post-PEP HIV tests remain negative.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

was convinced i had primary hiv thru oral. tested -

its not a question more a little stroy. i had an unprotected blow job off a hooker last apr 18th. i didnt tell my girl about it coz i thought there was no danger of std's. then i found out that u can catch nasty sh=t, even aids. few weeks after this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story. Hopefully it will help others who are similarly "convinced" they have HIV when in reality they do not.WOO-HOO!Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, About mid February, I noticed was slight swelling of the glands in the upper part of the neck. The glands continue to be slightly swollen. About mid March, my tongue was slightly swollen too. The symptoms of a swollen tongue are that the... Read more »

Time to find a new doctor?

Posted by acriado, 3 Replies
At a recent visit with my HIV specialist (he is AAHM accredited) I became very upset over certain things he told me regarding my ability to continue receiving SSDI benefits. He told me that Social Security had removed HIV as a disability and that... Read more »

Chest congestion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a while (and some arm-pit pain). just wondering if anyone has read any facts about the chest congestion (not runny nose) and primary infection. Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...better, and have consulted the doctor YET again on 29 Dec 99 with the same complaints. What are the signs and symptoms of the Primary Acute HIV infection stage? To me, it seems that it comprises of flu-like sickness and resembles the one I'm... Read more »