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It can: Primary infection may cause a flu like illness that resolves and later infections may cause fever. HIV is too complex an issue to deal with in this forum. Please talk to your doctor, get tested and visit this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/con-20013732 ...Read more
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
Any specific pattern of HIV fever? Is it persistent (9-10 days). Mine goes higher during the night. Strep throat+swollen lymph gland accompanying it.
Is fever always accompanied by lethargy/weakness? Or a nauseatic feeling? Does the same go with HIV seroconversion fever? I dont feel lethargic at all
Symptom complex: There are such a variety of different infections out there, and God made each of us differently - so each case of illness is really individualized. How a patient feels each symptom, how their body is 'fighting' the infection etc. I think what you're asking are the symptoms of acute HIV infection - which unfortunately can go 'unrecognized' about half of the time. Good to get checked if in any doubt ...Read more
Would single small canker sore that came 1wk after protected sex w/ 1 girl & 4wks after another be a sign of hiv? No fever or rash. Am i likely neg?
Probably negative: You don't say whether you have had canker sores previously, if so then the activity triggered a recurrence. If not, then the protection wasn't as effective as you were hoping. The chance of HIV transmission is small using protection and symptoms would be unlikely at this timeframe. The only true way to know would be to get an HIV test, and maybe one for your partner to rule out concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a swollen lymph node on one side of my neck, my throat isn't sore but a little red. Could this possibly be early symptoms of HIV? No fever
Need more info: Not possible to answer this question based on limited information. Would depend on a lot of different factors, most importantly your history of recent sexual encounters, number of partners, whether you used protection, etc. If there is any concern for risky sexual behavior would recommend getting tested. ...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
How much do lymph nodes swell during HIV seroconversion?Are they painful?Do multiple nodes swell?Can a single (not much)swollen lymph node+fever=HIV ?
There is swelling : and pain in multiple(widespread) lymph nodes.Get tested anyway. ...Read more
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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