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Does hiv flu cause sneezing, runny nose, and wet cough? with a mild fever and all gone in 4 days, except the cough a few more days and without rash. t

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Unusual: We worry about acute HIV when someone has a flu-like syndrome that lingers, somewhat like mono would present. Fever, fatigue, mild nausea, light rash, sore throat, and/or swollen lymph nodes are all symptoms that can be seen with a number of viral syndromes including hiv. The HIV antibody test can take 3 or more months to turn positive, so to diagnose acute HIV we need to do a HIV RNA test.

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