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I have a sore throat n runny nose but no fever or pain. does this clear me of acute retroviral syndrome symptoms (hiv)?

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Dr. Alison Freely answered

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Hi. The symptoms you described are common with many viruses. Although fever is the most common symptom of acute HIV infection, the presence of a fever is not diagnostic of HIV/acute retroviral infection (and the absence of fever does not rule out HIV). The only way to diagnose HIV is with a blood test. If you think you've been exposed to HIV/AIDS, then see your doctor and get tested.

Answered Mar 15, 2016

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Dr. Timothy Puri answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The only way to know for sure is to get tested.

Answered Aug 17, 2014

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