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Doctor insights on: Initial Hiv Infection Symptoms

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I am worried about possible HIV infection?

I am worried about possible HIV infection?

Happy to help...: ...if we understand your concerns--have you been exposed or is your "worry" more academic? ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Hiv (Definition)

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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What r the symptoms of HIV infection?

What r the symptoms of HIV infection?

Fatigue: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV symptoms often disappear after another month and can be mistaken for those of other viral infections. Early infected persons can be very infectious. More persistent symptoms of HIV infection may not appear for several years after the infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of HIV infection?

What are the symptoms of HIV infection?

HIV infection: Unexplained fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, recurrent diarrhea, parotitis, hepatitis, CNS disease, recurrent invasive bacterial infection, and other opportunistic infections. ...Read more

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Can the body develop immediate symptoms to an HIV infection?

Like all infections: It take a while for any virus to manifest and develop into a serious infection. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the initial symptoms of HIV infection?

Can you please lay out the  initial symptoms of HIV infection?

Various symptoms: Many individuals may develop a flu-like illness called acute HIV infection with the most common symptoms being fever, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle aches, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, weight loss. However, some people do not develop any symptoms and may remain asymptomatic until they develop aids. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of HIV infection and what can be done for it?

What are symptoms of HIV infection and what can be done for it?

Variable.: Symptoms range from totally none to the multiple manifestations of aids, weight loss, oral thrush, pneumonias, diarrhea, rashes and death. Get tested. ...Read more

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What is the range of symptoms people experience soon after HIV infection?

What is the range of symptoms people experience soon after HIV infection?

Fatigue: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV symptoms often disappear after another month and can be mistaken for those of other viral infections. Early infected persons can be very infectious. More persistent symptoms of HIV infection may not appear for several years after the infection. ...Read more

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What are primary HIV infection symptoms?

Flu-like symptoms.: The majority of people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure. This illness, known as primary or acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. Symptoms include: fever, muscle soreness, rash, headache, sore throat, mouth or genital ulcers, swollen lymph glands, joint pain, night sweats, and diarrhea. Not everyone with HIV has all symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are primary HIV infection symptoms?

Can you tell me what are primary HIV infection symptoms?

Flu-like illness: The majority of people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure. This illness, known as primary or acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. Symptoms include: fever, muscle soreness, rash, headache, sore throat, mouth or genital ulcers, swollen lymph glands, joint pain, night sweats, and diarrhea. Not everyone with HIV has all symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel sick for a year immediately after the primary symptoms of HIV infection?

Yes: There is a wide spectrum of clinical features with HIV infection. If you are infected, please get treatment as that can make you feel better. ...Read more

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A week later after having protected sex I had devloped rash its itchy however it gets disappear in 2 days?Is its symptoms of HIV infection

A week later after having protected sex I had devloped rash its itchy however it gets disappear in 2 days?Is  its symptoms of HIV infection

Sounds like yeast: The most common cause of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. There are other possibilities so getting tested after unprotected intercourse is always recommended. In the future use condoms to reduce your risk and see a doctor to start effective birth control to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are digestive symptoms sometimes a sign of HIV infection?

Depends: Some symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, chronic diarrhea, or pain with swallowing (odynophagia) may represent an opportunistic infection in a personal with HIV infection. If you have a concern about a digestive symptom and HIV infection, you should talk to your health provider about it and consider being testing for HIV infection. ...Read more

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Could a new HIV infection cause problems in someone with a copper iud? What would possible symptoms be?

Could a new HIV infection cause problems in someone with a copper iud? What would possible symptoms be?

HIV is hard to Get: Fourteen to twenty one days after an HIV infection, if one is going to get any symptoms, there would be a viral flu-like illness. That would be the only common symptom of early HIV infection. Hiv is asymptomatic in most people for a number of years if they are not treated with HIV medications. ...Read more

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Is there any way a person can find out that they hav HIV apart from taking a blood test, are there any symptoms of HIV infection?

Is there any way a person can find out that they hav HIV apart from taking a blood test, are there any symptoms of HIV infection?

Yes: The fda has approved oral HIV tests: http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm310545.Htm i'm aware of: oraquick and home access HIV test kit don't wait for symptoms to set in. Get tested if you believe you may have been exposed. ...Read more

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Dry cough is one of the symptoms of HIV infection (mentioned in so many websites) but here, doctors say that it cannot be a symptom for HIV.pls xplain?

Dry cough is one of the symptoms of HIV infection (mentioned in so many websites) but here, doctors say that it cannot be a symptom for HIV.pls xplain?

Depends: In dry cough, HIV infection will be at the bottom of the list of potential diagnosis. Your smoking is more likely the cause and you should consider stopping it even if it does not turn out to be the cause for your cough. ...Read more

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Doctor ..my monocytes value observed is 00% ..what is it meaning..any chance of HIV ..i am totally worry....i heard it is the symptom of HIV Infection?

Doctor ..my monocytes value observed is 00% ..what is it meaning..any chance of HIV ..i am totally worry....i heard it is the symptom of HIV Infection?

No HIV worry: This does not suggest HIV. If you are concerned you might have HIV because of sexual or other exposures, have an HIV test. Aside from an HIV test itself, there are no blood tests that accurately tell about HIV infection. ...Read more

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Someone with ms, can the symptom of HIV infection show up the next day of being infected and oral hairy leukoplakia 4 days later?

Someone with ms, can the symptom of HIV infection show up the next day of being infected and oral hairy leukoplakia 4 days later?

Not really: You do not give information regarding the status of your ms, and no specific ms medication is noted. Therefore, i doubt you were immune-suppressed. Hiv infections develop over a period of weeks, even months, and, results of an infection would certainly not be apparent 4 days later. If you leukoplakia was related, means infection was already present. See infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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