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I am worried about possible HIV infection?

I am worried about possible HIV infection?

Happy to help...: ...if we understand your concerns--have you been exposed or is your "worry" more academic? ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can I have symptoms of early HIV infection 2 or 3 days after exposure. Started high fever, sore throat, and extreme soreness in my leg and butt.

Can I have symptoms of early HIV infection 2 or 3 days after exposure. Started high fever, sore throat, and extreme soreness in my leg and butt.

Acute HIV infection: You can have symptoms of an acute (new) HIV infection. They are similar to mono - with sore throat and achiness. (i hope an expert weighs in on how early this can occur.) there is a blood test that shows HIV 'viral load, ' i.e., how many copies of the HIV virus a person has. This is usually done if a very high risk event has occurred: significant exposure with known HIV positive partner. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of HIV infection?

What r the symptoms of HIV infection?

Fatigue: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV symptoms often disappear after another month and can be mistaken for those of other viral infections. Early infected persons can be very infectious. More persistent symptoms of HIV infection may not appear for several years after the infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of HIV infection?

What are the symptoms of HIV infection?

HIV infection: Unexplained fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, recurrent diarrhea, parotitis, hepatitis, CNS disease, recurrent invasive bacterial infection, and other opportunistic infections. ...Read more

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Can the body develop immediate symptoms to an HIV infection?

Like all infections: It take a while for any virus to manifest and develop into a serious infection. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the initial symptoms of HIV infection?

Can you please lay out the  initial symptoms of HIV infection?

Various symptoms: Many individuals may develop a flu-like illness called acute HIV infection with the most common symptoms being fever, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle aches, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, weight loss. However, some people do not develop any symptoms and may remain asymptomatic until they develop aids. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of HIV infection and what can be done for it?

What are symptoms of HIV infection and what can be done for it?

Variable.: Symptoms range from totally none to the multiple manifestations of aids, weight loss, oral thrush, pneumonias, diarrhea, rashes and death. Get tested. ...Read more

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What is the range of symptoms people experience soon after HIV infection?

What is the range of symptoms people experience soon after HIV infection?

Fatigue: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV symptoms often disappear after another month and can be mistaken for those of other viral infections. Early infected persons can be very infectious. More persistent symptoms of HIV infection may not appear for several years after the infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel sick for a year immediately after the primary symptoms of HIV infection?

Is it possible to feel sick for a year immediately after the primary symptoms of HIV infection?

Yes: There is a wide spectrum of clinical features with HIV infection. If you are infected, please get treatment as that can make you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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. Adam Lewis
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more