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Male Symptoms Of Hiv
Received oral sex from a male, I am a straight male, myself he is gay, and randomly I have been have pains in my arms like bruise pains, HIV symptoms?
HIV: Highly unlikely that you would have acquired HIV disease from someone giving you oral sex, but if you reciprocated this is a very good way to become infected if they ejaculated in your mouth. If you have had any other contacts that make you worried about HIV disease, please go and get tested. You may also have gotten other stds besides hiv. ...Read more
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
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
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
Dear Dr. Justin
Im male, had unprotected sex 2 months ago and the only symptom I have is bleeding gums without brushing. Is it HIV symptom?
Acute HIV: Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you could have hiv, get tested. ...Read more
Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after contracting the virus, HIV causes a flu-like syndrome (fevers, malaise). Then the virus can lie dormant for years before causing life-threatening infections of the lung, brain, and other organs due to the body's damaged and decreased immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do 1 out of 8 people not know if they have HIV? How does the 7 out of 8 people find out or know? When do early symptoms occur? What are they?
Great question: Several reasons explain the CDC's stat of 13% HIV infected individuals unaware of any problem. 1. Lack of education on basic facts of HIV of people. 2. Riskier behaviors now seen in people 13-24 years. 3. HIV testing in ALL individuals must be offered as part of routine blood work when infectious diseases are being screened. Write to me with more questions at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drssaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute HIV: Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you could have hiv, get tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early HIV symptoms: The first symptoms of HIV infection are often minimal, non-specific and transient. This time frame is called sero-conversion when the body is producing an immune reaction to the virus. Symptoms may include headache, not feeling well, rash, fatigue, sore throat and muscle aches. As mentioned, the symptoms are non-specific and the person may attribute them to having the flu or other minor illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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