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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Is diarrhea an acute HIV symptom?

Not usually: Low grade fever, enlarged lymph nodes and malaise are the common initial symptoms, but diarrhea can also occur. However, diarrhea is more common later in the course of hiv. ...Read more

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What are primary HIV infection symptoms?

What are primary HIV infection symptoms?

Flu-like symptoms.: The majority of people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure. This illness, known as primary or acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. Symptoms include: fever, muscle soreness, rash, headache, sore throat, mouth or genital ulcers, swollen lymph glands, joint pain, night sweats, and diarrhea. Not everyone with HIV has all symptoms. ...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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Docs, could a HIV positive person get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection?

Docs, could a HIV positive person get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection?

Yes, theoretically: Yes, it is theoretically possible that someone could get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection with another strain of HIV. First of all, reinfection is very, very rare but not impossible. However, reinfection with a second strain (perhaps more powerful than the original strain) theoretically could cause an acute retroviral syndrome as it is a completely new infection altogether. ...Read more

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What are early HIV symptoms?

Varies tremendously: Symptoms can vary from weight loss, fatigue, severe diarrhea, skin rashes (Kaposi sarcoma to macular type rashes), pneumonia (Pneumocystic jerovecki), swollen lymph nodes (in the most serious case Berkitt's lymphoma), night sweats.......and then again can present with nothing at all! ...Read more

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Is acute hiv symptoms, such as fever and sore throat recurring?

Is acute hiv symptoms, such as fever and sore throat recurring?

Acute symptomatic: phase of hiv is not recurrent. It is the first stage of the infection . After that infected person goes to minumum symptomatic stage or asymptomtic stage . ...Read more

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Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with Hiv/FSGS?

Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with  Hiv/FSGS?

Yes, but...: ...this is your 3rd or 4th question because of worry about HIV in what (from another question) was an obviously low risk exposure. You appear to be irrationally concerned, and having trouble believing or accepting repeated reassurance. There's no point in repeated questions; the answers won't change. Consider counseling; I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck and stay safe. ...Read more

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What other condition can mimic HIV symptoms?

What other condition can mimic HIV symptoms?

Depends: In the initial stage, HIV has the same symptoms as Flu. Later it can mimic tumors, infections, malabsorption, dementia, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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What other condition can mimic HIV symptoms?

Many things: The symptoms of a new HIV infection are nonspecific--that is, the same symptoms can be caused by many medical conditions. Most common are sore throat, fever, a non-itchy skin rash of red spots, and enlarged lymph nodes -- plus others. Most people with these symptoms have other viruses or non-infectious problems, even if at risk for HIV. Testing for HIV is the only way to know. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

See doc: This requires an examination, detailed history and lab tests to distinguish since they have many shared symptoms. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However, more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. ...Read more

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Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Get tested: Easiest way to tell if you have HIV is to get tested with a quick and easy test. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are sore muscles an early HIV symptom?

Could be many things: The more important question is whether you are at risk of HIV infection. HIV risk comes from sharing needles, sex without a protective barrier, or other exposure to blood or body fluids. HIV can present with muscle aches. Usually there is also fever. But muscle soreness can be lots of different things. If you think you might have been exposed to HIV, go get tested. ...Read more

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Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Both and neither: There is marked variability in the symptoms of HIV. Rashes can occur at any stage and may not occur at all. If you have any doubt, get tested. God forbid, you test positive, there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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Can hiv/aids cause acute bronchitis?

Can hiv/aids cause acute bronchitis?

No: The HIV virus itself will not cause acute bronchitis. Now a suppressed immune system may make it more likely to develop or be more severe than usual..But in general terms no. ...Read more

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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