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Acute Hiv Throat
Why do you ask?: I believe we have already visited. A simple sore throat without systemic signs is very, very unlikely to be HIV. Only you know whether you had a risky exposure a few weeks ago. If you did, you need to get a state-of-the-art HIV test simply because you're anxious. If you're okay, be glad, love more carefully from now on, talk about your anxiety with ur Dr, and resolve not to let fear dominate you ...Read more
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
If I have a sore throat caused by acute HIV, would it be accompanied by other symptoms as well? Such as fever?
Get Tested: Acute HIV infection presents with symptoms including: fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, myalgia/arthralgia, headache and painful skin/mucous ulcerations, although you may have no or only very mild symptoms. Usual time from HIV exposure to symptoms onset is 2-4 weeks. Consider if you have had a recent high-risk exposure or have had a recent STD. If any concern get yourself tested. ...Read more
I performed oral sex on a female unprotected 5 days ago. Yesterday, I felt my lymph nodes in my neck swollen, with a slight sore throat. I get chills/sweats, but my temperature is fine. I'm worried I have acute HIV.
I have a sore throat n runny nose but no fever or pain. Does this clear me of acute retroviral syndrome symptoms (hiv)?
No.: The only way to know for sure is to get tested. ...Read more
Unclear question: Your state is not intelligible. Could you please restate the issue? What is pep? ...Read more
Aftr 70 days I got HIV test & result is HIV negative. But still one ulcer on tongue appears. Is this symptom acute HIV?
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
I hav one small ulcer on my tongue. It was last in one day and re appear next day on another place of tongue. Is this symptom of acute HIV? Thank u...
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
Likely not: But get tested.Get a more detailed answer ›
This does not answer the question at all, can you please answer what the typical fever range is for an Acute HIV infection?
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
Would jock itch and a possible very slight case of thrush be acute hiv symptoms? My possible contact would’ve been about 34 days, would my immune system be low already. I’ve never had jock itch before
Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection? If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis.
I got HIV test aftr 70 days of unprtcd sex and result was HIV negative. But one ulcer coming & going on my tongue. Is could be acute HIV? Thank u lot..
Continue testing: Up to 3 months, at which time the risk of your having HIV infection is very low. If you are overly concerned and willing to endure the cost you can be tested by pcr for HIV RNA and if negative, this should be confirmative. The tongue ulcer may well be syphilis. You should also be tested for other stds. Protect yourself in the future. You never know what your partner has. ...Read more
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
See picture: An acute HIV rash is often described as a generalized rash that typically occurs 48 to 72 hours after the onset of fever and persists for five to eight days. The upper thorax, collar region, and face are most affected with well-circumscribed, red colored macules or maculopapules. See picture for an example. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more