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Hiv Symptoms Without Fever
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
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
After contracting hiv, do you always have fever like symptoms? What are some other symptoms? And how ofter are there no symptoms at all?
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
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
Loosing 3.5 kg (almost 8 pounds) & mild night sweats without fever within 43 days of possible exposure - HIV ARS symptoms? Thanks you :)
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??
Can hiv symptoms, such as night sweats and mild fever appear after one day post possible exposure? And when antibody tests can detect it?
See below: It is very unlikely HIV would cause symptoms the day after exposure. Antibody test may be positive as soon as 3 weeks after exposure, but a negative result does not rule infection as it may rarely take a year for antibody test to be positive, HIV nucleic acid test, if negative at 4 months after exposure would essentially rule out HIV. ...Read more
Do symptoms of HIV seroconversion last more than 6 weeks? I am experiencing mild fever+one swollen lymph node after 6w of low risk exposure.
HIV exposure: Immediately present to a local facility for prompt diagnosis and possible intervention, notify all partners and be abstinent until further data available; is a bare minimum use effective barrier methods ...Read more
I have always fever in my body from 8 mon. All my symptoms strted after sex unknown girl. Is this due to HIV? But I had test HIV PCR RNA 15 wk neg
Hard to say: There are at least a dozen infections that can pass during sexual contact. This includes well known types like syphilis to less known types that include many forms of hepatitis. A negative PCR for HIV suggests your problem is something else. It may or may not be related to this sexual contact. Share your thoughts with your doc and have a full assessment done. ...Read more
Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you
Probably not: The rash with HIV tends to be red and flat or a bit raised. People have other flu like symptoms as well. Pimples are probably just pimples. If lots more emerge on only one side of the body in a strip this could be shingles. If the same cluster always comes back in the same place, this could be an unusual location for herpes simplex. ...Read more
I know HIV symptoms vary from person to person. But if there is fever+Flu+swollen Lymph node and if it is related to HIV then do rashes also come?
Plz praying you anybdy can help, 6 mon continious low grade fever, gen lymphnodes, sore thrt these symptoms strted after sex with unknwn, 105 day HIV antibdy neg. What other can cause continious symp?
Fever: You obviously need to see a doctor and begin an organized workup. The possible causes would fill an encyclopedia. If it is related to the sex I would look at Epstein-Barr, cytomegalo virus, hepatitis B/C, chlamydia infection of the prostate. herpes, tuberculosis. If foreign travel, malaria. ...Read more
I have multiple HIV tests last 10 months all negative but have persistent fever, lymphnodes, dry mouth. My wife also same symptoms started after sex?
Chronic fever, thrush for 5 months these were started 1 week after sex with unknown, hiv, STD all neg; what can causes these symptoms? Plz advise?
See ID doctor: This sounds as if there is compromise of the immune system. Don't know how you were tested and when, in relation to your symptoms. This complex picture is the provenance of an infectious diseases specialist, and if we knew where you lived it might be possible to recommend one or more. Call your local medical society or hospital and ask for an ID doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible to get one or two acute HIV symptoms (ex. Slight headache and muscle soreness but no rash, fever, nausea)? PLEASE HELP?!
Low grade fever, genralized lymph nodes from 6 months, all started 1 week after sex with a girl; HIV negative, cmv, EBV IGG positive, symptoms due to?
If I have a sore throat caused by acute HIV, would it be accompanied by other symptoms as well? Such as fever?
Get Tested: Acute HIV infection presents with symptoms including: fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, myalgia/arthralgia, headache and painful skin/mucous ulcerations, although you may have no or only very mild symptoms. Usual time from HIV exposure to symptoms onset is 2-4 weeks. Consider if you have had a recent high-risk exposure or have had a recent STD. If any concern get yourself tested. ...Read more
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
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
Protected sex. Status of the person unknown. If they had HIV would a sore throat that wasn't accompanied by a fever or rash likely be a symptom of hiv?
Possible: Everyone has different presentation of the prodrome (the initial phase of hiv), ranging from nothing to mild cold resembling symptoms to those resembling full blown flu or tonsillitis. Protected sex is better than unprotected but is not 100% guarantee against HIV acquisition. If the exposure is recent, the only way to be tested would be to check HIV viral load since antibody test may be negative. ...Read more
In cases where early symptoms show, could HIV sore throat present by itself or would it be accompanied by the rash&fever? How would that throat look?
It's moot: If you have a sore throat and you think you've met hiv, get with your physician for possible emergency treatment. The "yield" may be small and the chance of you having it is low, but it is real, and it's also a chance to get the therapeutic alliance that may save your life later. It's as simple as that. Plus, this is a chance to rule gonorrhea in or out. Hope things go well. ...Read more
Does scrotum itching, and anal itching is a sign of aids or HIV no more symptom, last 4 months staph bacteria? No cold fever, only those...
Itching: No. It could be many things.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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