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Early Symptoms Of Hiv In Men
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
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
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
Early HIV symptoms: The first symptoms of HIV infection are often minimal, non-specific and transient. This time frame is called sero-conversion when the body is producing an immune reaction to the virus. Symptoms may include headache, not feeling well, rash, fatigue, sore throat and muscle aches. As mentioned, the symptoms are non-specific and the person may attribute them to having the flu or other minor illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
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