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A 32-year-old male asked:

I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. no swelling & redness. is it hiv?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Less likely if only:: Arthralgia occurs in approximately 30% of patients with the acute retroviral syndrome. Other symptoms are Fever(75%), Fatigue(68%), Myalgia(49%), Rash(48%), Headache(45%), Sore throat(40%), Enlarged cervical lymph nodes(39%),Night sweats(28%) and Diarrhea(27%). If you only have joint pains it's possible but much less likely, that you have acute HIV. Arthralgia is not a symptom of chronic HIV.
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