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Can HIV start with just muscle aches as the only symptom?

Can HIV start with just muscle aches as the only symptom?

Unlikely, but...: Hiv infection can occur with a variety of nonspecific symptoms, such as fevers, sweats, weight loss, fatigue, headaches, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, diarrhea, rash, and also muscle aches. These symptoms also are similar to a cold or a flu. Thus, the only way to know if you are hiv-infected is to get tested for hiv. ...Read more

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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Tested neg. After 8 week exsposer to HIV. Symptoms are muscle aches & swollen glands. Is it still possible for HIV? What else could it be? Plz help

Tested neg. After 8 week exsposer to HIV. Symptoms are muscle aches & swollen glands. Is it still possible for HIV? What else could it be? Plz help

Seroconversion: Seroconversion can take up to 6 months, so a negative test at 8 weeks post-exposure is no guarantee that you do not have HIV. I hope you were able to receive appropriate post-exposure chemoprophylaxis. Muscle aches and swollen glands are vague symptoms that could be caused by a number of different viral infections, or could be an early sign of acute HIV infection. Please see Dr. For more tests. ...Read more

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So is the muscle ache and joint pains symptoms in the late HIV stage or in aids? And what do people with aids look like?

So is the muscle ache and joint pains symptoms in the late HIV stage or in aids? And what do people with aids look like?

Why do you ask?: You'll be an adult in a few years and you need to familiarize yourself with HIV. If you have only achey muscles and are not obviously sick, you do not have late HIV / AIDS, period. This would be a great time to talk with an informed adult (maybe even Dad) about loving safely, and to get your first HIV screen from your personal physician -- something most young adults should get yearly. ...Read more

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I have high lympocytes 59% low neutrhophill 31% HIV hepatities b.c negative. Symptoms night sweats. Fatigue. Weight loss. Muscle ache. Why this symptoms.

I have high lympocytes 59% low neutrhophill 31% HIV hepatities b.c negative. Symptoms night sweats. Fatigue. Weight loss. Muscle ache. Why this symptoms.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an investigation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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The condom broke for 1 second 7 days ago, I had anal cut. Now I have mild fever, muscle ache, running nose and tired. Could they be symptoms of HIV?

The condom broke for 1 second 7 days ago, I had anal cut. Now I have mild fever, muscle ache, running nose and tired. Could they be symptoms of HIV?

More common-: -would B other STD's.C Ur gyn or PCP 2 rule these out. If U had sex with an HIV+ person you should B made aware of this prior to engaging in any sexual activities. ...Read more

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What type of muscle aches consist with hiv?

What type of muscle aches consist with hiv?

None: Muscle ache is too non-specific a symptoms to be consistent with any diagnosis.
If you suspect that you may have HIV, get a HIV nucleic acid test and if the result is negative, repeat it in 6 months.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV from oral sex, muscle ache?

Can you tell me about HIV from oral sex, muscle ache?

Too confusing: You have to be specific about gender and practiced when asking about oral sex and HIV. And, the word "muscle ache' is way too ambiguous to comment on. ...Read more

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I have muscle ache, night sweats, 3 swollen lymph nodes in neck but tested negative HIV after 7 months, Do I need more tests?

Yes: Because you likely have something else besides HIV.
If these symptoms have been present for just a few days, you may just have a cold. If these symptoms have been present for more than 2 weeks, infection is the likely answer. ...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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Is muscle ache a symptom of heart failure?

No: Heart failure usually presents as fatigue, shortness of breath upon exertion, leg swelling, fatigue upon laying down, weakness but unusual as a muscle ache. ...Read more

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Recent possible exposure to HIV through mutual masturbation. Is dizziness and sore muscles ARS symptoms? Had - HIV RNA test at 20 days post exposure.

Recent possible exposure to HIV through mutual masturbation. Is dizziness and sore muscles ARS symptoms? Had - HIV RNA test at 20 days post exposure.

No risk, no worry: HIV is not transmitted by hand-gential contact. Your symptoms are not possibly due to ARS from that event, but your negative RNA test proves you don't have it. Please learn the real risks and protect yourself -- but you could have mutual masturbation with HIV infected partners every day the rest of your life without being at risk. ...Read more

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Itchy Scalp rash for 2-3 weeks, ongoing muscle & joint aches on and off for 50 days now, symptoms not together. Is it ars hiv? 97 days post hetro sex.

Itchy Scalp rash for 2-3 weeks, ongoing muscle & joint aches on and off for 50 days now, symptoms not together. Is it ars hiv? 97 days post hetro sex.

Unrelated: Scalp rash and joint disease are not symptoms of HIV. Both symptoms may or may not be related. Some connective tissue disorders like lupus may be manifested with both. Obviously, you need to be examined by a physician who would also order the appropriate tests ...Read more

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Still have mucus in throat and dizziness but no more fever or vomiting. New symptom is bad muscle aches. What could this be?

Still have mucus in throat and dizziness but no more fever or vomiting. New symptom is bad muscle aches. What could this be?

Viral: This sounds like a viral syndrome. You started with upper respiratory symptoms including mucous drainage and systemic symptoms like fever. Now as you recover, you are experiencing achiness and fatigue. This is classic for a viral syndrome. Get plenty of fluids and plenty of rest. You should make a full recovery. If symptoms worsen or new symptoms appear, you will need to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Reasons for muscle aches in different areas of the body on and off for 7 weeks now? Can anxiety symptoms persist so long after anxiety has passed?

Reasons for muscle aches in different areas of the body on and off for 7 weeks now? Can anxiety symptoms persist so long after anxiety has passed?

See your doctor soon: There may be other reasons why your muscles are aching on it off. You may need to have your general health checked, including your thyroid, including your G.I. health, make sure your nutrition is sound, and that you don't have other things causing this. You may need blood work done. ...Read more

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My right calf muscle aches, it doesn't feel normal. Its/off. Its not pain it just feels weird kind of like numbness. No other symptoms. Help?

Have it checked out: Calf muscle ache by itself is not a problem if it's just from a spasm, but when it involves a numbing sensation, like a paresthesia, or feeling weird, it needs to be checked out, so the cause can be determined. Your medical, family, social, trauma histories will help. So, make an appointment with you doctor to do so, and get peace of mind. ...Read more

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Started Mestinon 30mg for POTS syndrome. Resolved POTS symptoms& felt best I've ever felt. Today is day7.Muscle aches, weakness, feel awful. Reduce dose?

Muscle Aches: Weakness and feeling awful are not major side effects of Mestinon. It sounds like you may have a viral infection. Certainly lowering the dose won't harm you but I think it is unlikely to resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have muscle aches and no energy. No fever or any other symptoms. What can I do? .

Need blood work.: No energy has multiple etiologies, anemia, thyroid disorder, poor nutrition, cardiac problems, poor sleep habits etc etc. Muscle aches can be caused by medication such as statiins, deconditioning
poor circulation etc. As mentioned above, you need worked up because viral etiologies are also possible causes, although I doubt this. ...Read more

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Low vit d of 22, positive igm 23 n 41for lyme. Have fatigue mild body and muscle ache Is it just low vit d or lyme symptoms? No rash ever seen.

Low vit d of 22, positive igm 23 n 41for lyme. Have fatigue mild body and muscle ache Is it just low vit d or lyme symptoms? No rash ever seen.

23 is lyme specific: The 23 band is specific for lyme disease. Even if the western blot is read as negative, having that band could mean you were exposed to lyme. I suggest seeking out a lyme literate physician and having that doctor interpret the results in light of your symptoms ...Read more

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I got my flu shot this year, but I've gotten sick and my symptoms include muscle aches and fever. Is it possible I have the flu?

I got my flu shot this year, but I've gotten sick and my symptoms include muscle aches and fever. Is it possible I have the flu?

Yes: Yes, it is possible. Ultimately the purpose for the flu shot is not to prevent the flu, rather it is to prevent you from dying from the flu or flu related illnesses. That said, the flu shot does reduce risk of getting the flu and often makes the bout less severe if you do get it. ...Read more

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Ate some bread today that I discovered had mouse droppings on it. Worried about hantavirus. No symptoms yet besides mild muscle ache. What should I do?

Hantavirus: Keep hydrated. Bed rest. If you start having sevre vomiting, dizziness, stomach pain or diarrhea then go to ER. For mild muscle ache just stay calm and observe for bad symptoms. Also watch for blood in stool or urine. ...Read more

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Symptoms: muscle aches/dark urine/constant thirst. Calcium serum tests done. Calcium 2.52 mmol/l (lab range 2.25-2.52). Albumin - 48. Corrected calcium 2.46. (2.36 - 6 weeks back). What can be done? Concerned.

Symptoms: muscle aches/dark urine/constant thirst. Calcium serum tests done. Calcium 2.52 mmol/l (lab range 2.25-2.52). Albumin - 48. Corrected calcium 2.46. (2.36 - 6 weeks back). What can be done? Concerned.

Medical evaluation n: Further medical evaluation is needed. You did not say what color is your urine? If it is dark but yellow it may simply reflect dehydration which leads to concentrated urine looking dark. But blood or excess of Bilirubin in the urine can also cause Urine to be dark brown or black. It is not difficult to find the cause of your illness with the help of further tests chosen by a good Doctor. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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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