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Fever Hiv Symptoms
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
Great mimic: Hiv infection can produce pretty much every symptom, physical and mental. Everybody should be concerned about hiv, and if you're symptomatic you should be concerned about being serious sick, period. It's time to get with your physician; in the usa, folks are routinely offered a cheap, accurate HIV screen simply on walking into the doctor's office. Go for it. ...Read more
After contracting hiv, do you always have fever like symptoms? What are some other symptoms? And how ofter are there no symptoms at all?
Almost always: Over 90% of patients who contract HIV have symptoms. Fever is probably the most common. Patients also frequently have enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands), sore throat, rash, tiny sores in their mouth or throat, or genital area, headache, muscle and joint pains, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss. If you are worried, get tested! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i experience HIV symptoms a month after contact? Is fever & night sweating always part of the symptoms?
Maybe: Hiv disease is like a chameleon. It can present with a wide variety of symptoms on acute presentation, or none at all. Fever and night sweats should be a reason to seek medical attention, but this may not be HIV disease. If you feel you may have been exposed, please go and get tested. ...Read more
Are hiv symptoms possible just four days after possible exposure . And just last for just 1 day? Symptoms were vomiting , fever , diarrhoea. Thankyou
Not possible: Acute HIV symptoms cannot start sooner than 7-10 days after exposure and never would clear up in under 1-2 weeks. Sounds like you had a garden variety viral gastroenteritis like norovirus. If your partner 4 days earlier had it or was a carrier, you could have caught it from him or her. But for sure this isn't HIV or any other standard STD. ...Read more
Loosing 3.5 kg (almost 8 pounds) & mild night sweats without fever within 43 days of possible exposure - HIV ARS symptoms?
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I have painful lymph nodes and fever over 1 year, this started after sex with known girl, hiv negative; now my wife also same symptoms, help me??
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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