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I read flu and early HIV symptoms are similar.I had a cold/flu about 2 weeks after sharing a cigarette with a gay man.How can you tell the difference?

I read flu and early HIV symptoms are similar.I had a cold/flu about 2 weeks after sharing a cigarette with a gay man.How can you tell the difference?

Early HIV symptoms: You can't tell difference between influenza (flu) & early HIV symptoms so prevention is best bet. With that said, you can't get HIV by sharing a cigarette so don't sweat it. On the other hand, if you've engaged in other practices (such as unprotected sex) that increase your risk for HIV & other stds, go see your family doc (or planned parenthood or county std clinic) for testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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What r the skin condition during seroconversion?Describe the HIV rash in Africa american men?Is it posible for HIV symptoms to be on going for 9months

What r the skin condition during seroconversion?Describe the HIV rash in Africa american men?Is it posible for HIV symptoms to be on going for 9months

HIV: Your question is very unclear. Acute HIV syndrome has numerous manifestations and can have varying durations of presence. If you think you have been exposed go and be tested asap. The sooner you are diagnosed and treated if necessary the better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does the first symptoms of HIV after exposure (with condom of unknown persons status ) can include candida on men's penis? Or this shows up later?

Does the first symptoms of HIV after exposure  (with condom of unknown persons status ) can include candida on men's penis?  Or this shows up later?

Not usually: Although never say never...It is not my observance that this is a major way to present and I have a large HIV practice in ft. Lauderdale..Pretty much ground zero for HIV infections so to speak. Fever, chills, night sweats, weight loss, thrush and swollen lymph nodes are a common presentation. Diarrhea as well. These may occur in just ~30% of people. Many can be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the early symptoms of hiv?

HIV is hard to get?: Many people do not have many symptoms. But, they would be like a flu-- muscle aches and severe fatigue. ...Read more

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How long do the early symptoms of HIV last?

How long do the early symptoms of HIV last?

Variable: Not all HIV infected individuals have early symptoms. These symptoms are like a flu and may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/hiv-in-your-body/stages-of-hiv/. ...Read more

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Can early symptoms of HIV last up to 4months?

No: The symptoms of acute infection (primary infection or acute retroviral syndrome) generally last for a few days to a few weeks--rarely longer than a month. ...Read more

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In how many weeks do we have early symptoms of hiv?

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Depends: Acute retroviral syndrome occurs usually 1-4 weeks from exposure, and can last a couple of weeks; this is highly nonspecific with just fevers, chills, and myalgias, and often confused with flu or other viral illness. Once that is gone, the next manifestation is usually several years down the road with an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of HIV and when they occur?

HIV : Hiv often infects humans without any symptoms. If one does get symptoms they are usually similar to the flu; muscle aches, low grade fever and sometimes a full body rash. ...Read more

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Does the early symptoms of HIV last more than 4months?

Does the early symptoms of HIV last more than 4months?

Early HIV...: Early vs late symptoms of HIV ; not how us doctors think-we look at the infection as primary infection. Assuming primary infection, this may last from 7to 14 days, and mimicked the flu, with a possible pharyngitis and rash. If the primary infection is aggressive, complications such as a bacterial infection, or else a post- infectious "viral syndrome" may be at play. Discuss your sx with you doc. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of HIV ? How do you know you have HIV ?

What are the early symptoms of HIV ? How do you know you have HIV ?

Variable ; lab test: Some people have flu like illness within a few weeks of getting infected. Others may have no symptoms till years later. About a quarter of the infected people do not know that they are infected. The only way to know is through blood tests. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/hiv-symptoms. ...Read more

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