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

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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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

Dr. Ira Katz
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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