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Hiv Symptoms In Men
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 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
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
Gave unprotected oral sex to a man in January. He was tested for hiv two months after his last encounter. Negative. I haven't had symptoms. Am I ok?
Most likely: However, HIV window period can be as long as a 6 months between infection and one of the older, less sensitive tests turning positive. And since you are sexually active - my recommendation is to tested regularly - and your PCP should be doing precisely that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can HIV symptoms appear within 2 days after hooking up with another man? I got red bumps back of throat days after & they are stil there after a month
NO: Symptoms of HIV generally take months to years to be noticeable. Generally, 2-4 weeks after exposure an HIV patient may experience symptoms consistent with generalized illness such as fatigue, aches cough or sore throat. The characteristic infections associated with aids take months/years to become noticeable. ...Read more
Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!
21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?
Possible vasculitis: I would have an ANCA panel checked, especially with you saying you're having hematuria and proteinuria. There are a few conditions we refer to as pulmonary renal syndromes and they are all a type of vasculitis. Some of the names are Wegener's and Goodpasture's. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Uncircumcised?: Men who are uncircumcised are at higher risk for acquiring HIV from vaginal sex than men who are circumcised. This is because the skin under the foreskin has cells that will attach to HIV and lead to infection. Any sores (herpes, syphilis) can also increase the risk that HIV will be transmitted. ...Read more
Dr what's the chance of catching hiv from an unknown status men being unsafe with him in penetrative vaginal for one time exposure ?
Does having protected sex put you at any risk for hiv? What are the probability of men getting infected from women? Thanks for the help.
Not the key: Receptive unprotected anal intercourse with a HIV-positive partner with an infection that's not well under control is the riskiest sexual practice for HIV transmission, significantly. LGBT covers a huge variety of practices and preferences, and simply having the orientation does not create any risk whatever. Most gay men nowadays "play safe" and are at no more risk than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,other concerns: While there is some evidence that HIV may affect fertility, it is far from clear that it does. People who get HIV are also more likely to have stis such as gonorrhea and chlamydia that definately do, and HIV drugs can be an issue. The real concern is the risk of transmitting HIV to ones partner and there are assisted reproductive technologies that may reduce that risk. ...Read more
Wrong to generalize: Passive, unprotected anal intercourse with a HIV-positive partner is an especially dangerous practice, and nowadays in the US around 50% of new HIV infections are in men who do this. The orientation itself doesn't create the risk, and partnered or safety-focused gay men are not at any special risk. And worldwide, most HIV is transmitted through heterosexual sex. Huge topic. Be fair & informed. ...Read more
Think: If both men don't have HIV then no transmission. However as you know there are other STDS and there is a window of time from exposure to HIV to HIV showing up positive in the lab tests. This window can range from 9 days to 3-6 months. So that is why condoms and PrEP is recommended. Learn the facts. Go to CDC PrEP Resources Page. ...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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