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what are the first symptoms of hiv?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
HIV FIRST SYMPTOM: Hiv infection itself causes no symptoms till affects the immune system and gives rise to aids syndrome, these are 1fever 2loss of appetite and weight 3tirednes 4swollen lymph nodes 5headaches 6muscle and joint pain 7 yeast infections in mouth or vagina recurring inspite of therapy 8herpes cold sores and planter and other warts 9 persistant diarrhea 10nausea&vomiting.
Answered on May 12, 2013
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Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acute HIV: Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you could have hiv, get tested.
Answered on Jan 8, 2015
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