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I am worried about possible HIV infection?

I am worried about possible HIV infection?

Happy to help...: ...if we understand your concerns--have you been exposed or is your "worry" more academic? ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Having protected sex with someone who has acute HIV infection poses greater risk? I read somewhere that this is the most contagious stage of HIV

Having protected sex with someone who has acute HIV infection poses greater risk? I read somewhere that this is the most contagious stage of HIV

Preventing HIV: Protecting yourself against HIV is very important, especially when a partner is newly infected-- this is because their immune system is still trying to figure out what's going on and so there will be alot more virus there. Always best to talk openly about sex with your partner-- there are many safe ways to do it. ...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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This does not answer the question at all, can you please answer what the typical fever range is for an Acute HIV infection?

This does not answer the question at all, can you please answer what the typical fever range is for an Acute HIV infection?

HIV: The typical fever range is usually an increase in your pulse rate - increases for some time. An acute HIV infection is of most concern and your doctor must have already started your treatment. Did the doctor discuss the possible causes of HIV? The above is on the assumption that you have seen the doctor. If not, go to the nearest ER. I would like to hear from you. ...Read more

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Does pep delay the acute HIV infection? Please, need some answers?

Does pep delay the acute HIV infection? Please, need some answers?

Unclear question: Your state is not intelligible. Could you please restate the issue? What is pep? ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can tinea versicolor come durimg an acute HIV infection?

Hello docs. I was wondering can tinea versicolor come durimg an acute HIV infection?

Yes, but...: Acute HIV can be asymptomatic or the worst 'flu you ever had, or anything in between. If tinea versicolor flares and you have no other symptoms or signs of acute HIV infection, don't give it another thought. It's extremely common. If you did do something risky, and you're obsessing about this, get with your physician for a nucleic acid blood test. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common are Muscle/joint pain in acute HIV infection, and what are the characteristics and duration?

How common are Muscle/joint pain in acute HIV infection, and what are the characteristics and duration?

Depends: In your case it can be related to musculoskeletal pains not related to HIV at all. We see people with HIV who develop arthritis syndromes, but these are not specifically from HIV. You say you have no systemic symptoms and this is good but aches and pains can occur for many reasons none of which are specific for HIV. In the early days of HIV we saw psoriatic arthritis and reactive type. ...Read more

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Can myalgia, sore lymph nodes be a sign of acute HIV infection?

Can myalgia, sore lymph nodes be a sign of acute HIV infection?

Yes but non-specific: Yes but it can also be the symptoms of many other viral infections. Please talk to your doctor if you are concerned about HIV infection. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more