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Does HIV fever come and go?

Does HIV fever come and go?

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

Dr. James Lin
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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How long does HIV fever last?

How long does HIV fever last?

Unclear question: Acute phase may last a few weeks like a flu. With aids, fever is usually due to other infections that aids exposes the patient to. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See doctor: Depending on the type of other infection(s) associated with HIV, pattern of fever can be quite varied. In any case your symptoms warrant investigation by a doctor and you should consult one at your earliest. ...Read more

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Hiv symptoms, without fever. Should i be concerned?

Hiv symptoms, without fever. Should i be concerned?

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

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Wbc 18.2 no fever HIV + undectectable CD4 1700. What could it be.

Wbc 18.2 no fever HIV + undectectable CD4 1700. What could it be.

See doctor: With HIV positive and apparently not under control, fever may not be present with an infection. You need to check with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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

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

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Which one is realible HIV symptoms(continious fever, lymphnodes, thrush,rash, dry mouth) vs 7 month antibody tests???

Which one is realible HIV symptoms(continious fever, lymphnodes, thrush,rash, dry mouth) vs 7 month antibody tests???

HIV test: The only reliable way to know if you have HIV is to be tested. Current (4th generation) tests will test not only for the antibody, but also for the viral antigen. The other symptoms you noted may be seen in HIV; however, they may be seen in other unrelated conditions as well. If you want to know, get tested. ...Read more

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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 more

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The primary HIV symptoms like fever, rash, sore throat, etc., comes together or it is possibilty to experience some and some not?

The primary HIV symptoms like fever, rash, sore throat, etc., comes together or it is possibilty to experience some and some not?

If you think you've : If you think you've been exposed, don't wait for the symptoms. Get tested. You can even buy the test at the pharmacy. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more