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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can acute HIV symptoms show up in 2 different occasions?

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

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Can someone have acute HIV symptoms for a day or two but then stop? Would this be something else? How long do acute HIV symptoms usually last?

Very variable: Many people do not have any symptoms of acute HIV infections. The type of symptoms and duration is also very variable. If you have any doubt, get an HIV nucleic acid test through your doctor. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. http://www.med.unc.edu/infdis/actu/current-studies/acute-hiv ...Read more

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If someone were to be showing acute HIV symptoms, would there be multiple symptoms at a time close together or is it possible to experience just one?

If someone were to be showing acute HIV symptoms, would there be multiple symptoms at a time close together or is it possible to experience just one?

Either: Disease gets to start somewhere. Thus one may have just one or more symptoms . In a way not that different from catching the flu in onset of symptoms but obviously not the outcome. ...Read more

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Does acute HIV symptoms show up all together or separate over a couple of weeks period ?

Get testet: If you are at risk get tested and have a frank discuission with your doctor. You need to be checked, have your questions answered, and taught how to avoid this virus as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. Also consider getting updated regarding vaccinations. ...Read more

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Many doctors on here agree that "Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include flu-like symptoms". The question is - how soon? Within 24 hours?

Very difficult: This is a very difficult question to answer - as the emergence of HIV related symptoms largely depends on your immune response and overall health. The range can really be from weeks up to 10 years. If you have concerns, there are newer (RNA based) rapid laboratory studies that can be done to test for infection starting at 10 days post-infection. Best to see your doctor and discuss. ...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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Do HIV acute symptoms go away in 3 days?.

Do HIV acute symptoms go away in 3 days?.

They can: Acute HIV infection symptoms are very nonspecific (fever, sore throat, etc) and can come and go quickly. If you had a high risk exposure, it is important to obtain testing. ...Read more

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Do HIV acute symptoms go away in 3 days? And can they go away with antibiotics or will they not work?

Acute HIV infection: Hiv infection is a viral illness like the flu. If one get's symptoms when zero-cnverting they are usually significant. Antibiotics would not help. And, the symptoms most likely do not abate in a short time such as three days. ...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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Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Sore throat ;: Swollen lymph nodes are fairly common in the initial presentation of hiv. ...Read more

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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 ?

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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Rash and new moles occur in back, hands and feet. Some moles are a little big. Acute HIV symptom ?

Rash and new moles occur in back, hands and feet. Some moles are a little big. Acute HIV symptom ?

Visit a derm: Rmatologist. I would not draw any conclusions with regards to HIV bless you have reason to believe you have it, in which case, i would have that checked out even prior to going to the derm consult. ...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