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How Long Does Acute Hiv Symptoms Last
Can someone have acute HIV symptoms for a day or two but then stop? Would this be something else? How long do acute HIV symptoms usually last?
Very variable: Many people do not have any symptoms of acute HIV infections. The type of symptoms and duration is also very variable. If you have any doubt, get an HIV nucleic acid test through your doctor. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. http://www.med.unc.edu/infdis/actu/current-studies/acute-hiv ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
Why do you ask?: I believe we have already visited. A simple sore throat without systemic signs is very, very unlikely to be HIV. Only you know whether you had a risky exposure a few weeks ago. If you did, you need to get a state-of-the-art HIV test simply because you're anxious. If you're okay, be glad, love more carefully from now on, talk about your anxiety with ur Dr, and resolve not to let fear dominate you ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How severe is joint and muscle pain in acute HIV infection and how long does it last? Can it be generalized joint pain without inflammation?
Very variable: Signs and symptoms of HIV infection are very variable and it is not feasible to describe in this forum. Please consult this site for info and if you have any doubt, see your doctor to get tested. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/con-20013732 ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not: It depends upon whether you are referring to the symptoms associated with early HIV disease, or the immunologic phenomena. Symptoms may or may not be transient and clear within several days, but the severe effects on the immune system are not reversed without therapeutic intervention. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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