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Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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. Rifat Naghmi Dr. Naghmi
Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
Bhopal University, Gandhi Medical College
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Dr. Patrick Mckenna Dr. Mckenna
Preventive Medicine
10 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Soon after unprotected exposure, I had pins and needles in feet after 3 hours, chills, 2 days after muscle aches, mild fever. Can HIV ars start so soon?

Not HIV: First those are not in any way a symptom of an HIV infection. Second, no, there are no symptoms of any std that appear this quickly after exposure.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Andrew Shiller Dr. Shiller
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
22 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alvaro Aranda Dr. Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Rawhi Omar Dr. Omar
Pathology
40 years in practice
Medical Academy, Higher Medical Institute of Sofia
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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

Dr. Kathryn Akin Dr. Akin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
33 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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