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How common is it for the acute HIV phase to last 2-3 days only?

How common is it for the acute HIV phase to last 2-3 days only?

Not: It depends upon whether you are referring to the symptoms associated with early HIV disease, or the immunologic phenomena. Symptoms may or may not be transient and clear within several days, but the severe effects on the immune system are not reversed without therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How long does acute HIV rash last?

How long does acute HIV rash last?

HIV: Acute HIV rashes may last up to 6 weeks, but again this is highly variable from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

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Aftr 70 days i got HIV test & result is HIV negative.But still one ulcer on tongue appears..Is this symptom acute HIV ?

Aftr 70 days  i got HIV test & result is HIV negative.But still one ulcer on tongue appears..Is this symptom acute HIV ?

Probably not: But, if the ulcer has been there for 70 days, it definitely needs to be evaluated by someone familiar with oral lesions. I would suggest an oral surgeon or an ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician. ...Read more

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What are the acute HIV symptoms?

What are the acute HIV symptoms?

Acute HIV: Acute symptoms of infection may range from nothing to vague symptoms of flu like illness including but not limited to fever, malaise, rash, joint and muscle aches, sore throat etc. ...Read more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

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Is it a routine test at your family doctor to get tested for acute HIV or do you have to wait a few months after in order to be adequately tested?

Both: It takes time for antibodies to develop, so retesting in 6 wks and 3 to 6 months may be necessary, but for early diagnosis, detection of viral RNA can be implemental in obtaining an early diagnosis, although this is a more expensive test. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

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Does HIV cause  acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

HIV and ANUP: Hiv patient has low immunity and thus unable to combat the local microbial activity with low host reaction. As the result, bone loss and necrotizing of the tissue seen in the chronic situation of infection. Acute necrotizing uncerative periodontitis is seen more in HIV since chronic infection will lead straight to attachment loss (periodontitis) with minimal gum inflammation (gingivitis). ...Read more

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Had an elevated WBC at 12.6 with neutrophils at 96%. Does this mean my lymphocytes are low? Does this bring any relation to acute HIV infection?

Yes.: At the time of the blood test, your lymphocyte count was low. HIV infection is one possible cause. There is a King list of other possible causes. ...Read more

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Can a CBC test give any clue about an acute HIV infection?

Can a CBC test give any clue about an acute HIV infection?

Not specific: A CBC can show general signs of inflammation or infection but is not detailed enough to determine a specific infectious agent. If you have been exposed to HIV, see your doctor for proper testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would i get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and  the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would i get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

Not an STD: Welcome to HealthTap. Thanks for your question. None of these STDs (nor any other) cause "peeling skin". Even if one of your STD tests had been positive, it would not explain this symptom. Any number of non-STD skin conditions could be possible. See a clinic or doctor for professional evaluation. Stay relaxed in the meantime; probably it isn't serious. ...Read more

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Am i at risk of acute HIV syndrome? About two weeks ago i had protected sex with a man i'm newly dating (this was the first time we had sex). We used a condom but he didn't come. Last night, i had a fever but it broke by the morning. I have some other mil

Am i at risk of acute HIV syndrome? About two weeks ago i had protected sex with a man i'm newly dating (this was the first time we had sex). We used a condom but he didn't come. Last night, i had a fever but it broke by the morning. I have some other mil

If : If you practiced safe sex and if you are certain the condom didn't break, it's unlikely you contracted hiv. Lack of ejaculation does not mean you are safe and if you experienced any penetration without a condom or with a broken condom, it is possible you were exposed to the disease. ...Read more

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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the acute HIV symptoms?

Acute HIV: Acute symptoms of infection may range from nothing to vague symptoms of flu like illness including but not limited to fever, malaise, rash, joint and muscle aches, sore throat etc. ...Read more

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When does acute HIV symtoms occur?

When does acute HIV symtoms occur?

2-4 weeks: 2-4 weeks is what is generally thought but this can vary. The most common symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, possible weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms. Infected individuals may experience all, some, or none of these. ...Read more

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What r the main symptom of acute HIV ?

What r the main symptom of acute HIV ?

Varies: Acute HIV can present like flu symptoms. Night sweats, fever, swollen glands (in more than 2 areas not including the groin). You may begin to experience weight loss and appetite suppression. A rash may also accompany this. Muscle pain and malaise can also occur. ...Read more

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Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Initial symptoms of: Hiv infection can include sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Could you just have malaise only and have acute hiv?

HIV: Yes, malaise is often a major component of acute HIV infection and this can also be present with absolutely no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can acute HIV symptoms show up in 2 different occasions?

Acute HIV infection: Acute HIV infection is like having the worst flu of your life. But, this symptom does not occur in every case. Sometimes people do not have symptoms when they get the infection. Rashes, fevers, muscle and body aches with significant fatigue is the norm. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more