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Why do some people experience symptoms from hiv/aids right away while some people don't?

Why do some people experience symptoms from hiv/aids right away while some people don't?

HIV Early Symptoms: No one knows. But, the symptoms can mimic a severe flu like illness with fatigue and a body rash. Remember please that if one has a high risk of exposure infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be instigated if one acts within 72 hours of the exposure. This message should be trumpeted to all who may need to get in to see their doctor immediately after an 'accident'. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Symptoms of hiv?

Symptoms of hiv?

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 more

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What r symptoms of hiv?

What r symptoms of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV disease may present as a mononucleosis-like syndrome, may have neurological findings, but is often asymptomatic. Late in the course of HIV disease the symptoms are related to the infections and other conditions associated with immune deficiency. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed the best thing to do is to go and be tested. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hiv?

What are symptoms of hiv?

Acute or chronic?: Acute HIV can look like a lingering flu-like syndrome, with fevers, chills, night sweats, sore throat, fatigue, rash, abdominal pain or nausea, etc. This can be diagnosed with an HIV antibody or viral load test. Chronic HIV may be asymptomatic, or may show weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, yeast infections, or skin problems. Every adult should have at least one HIV test. ...Read more

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What are d symtops of hiv?

What are d symtops of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV infection often presents with symptoms of a mononucleosis-like syndrome, with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, muscle aches, etc., but can present with neurological symptoms or almost anything, but is often without any symptoms. Hiv/aids can present with any symptoms depending upon the secondary infection or malignancy which may occur. ...Read more

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What are early HIV symptoms?

What are early HIV symptoms?

Varies tremendously: Symptoms can vary from weight loss, fatigue, severe diarrhea, skin rashes (Kaposi sarcoma to macular type rashes), pneumonia (Pneumocystic jerovecki), swollen lymph nodes (in the most serious case Berkitt's lymphoma), night sweats.......and then again can present with nothing at all! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiv?

What are the symptoms of hiv?

There are many.: Symptoms of HIV can vary greatly. During acute infection only about 30% of people experience anything you would call a symptom such as fevers night sweats chills and swelling of lymph nodes over their body. Severe weight loss and diarrhea are usually more progressive signs of infection present usually after months to years. Skin cancers such as kaposi's sarcoma can also arise but these are all. ...Read more

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What are the symptom of hiv?

What are the symptom of  hiv?

Flu-like : Commonly there are no symptoms in early HIV infection. A month or two later one can have flulike symptoms such as fever, chills, fatigue, swollen lymphnodes, achy joints and muscles, diarrhea among other symptoms. If you have had unprotected sex and you are worried, it is best to be checked for HIV and Hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases ...Read more

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When before HIV symptoms start?

When before HIV symptoms start?

Varies per person.: Within a few weeks of being infected with hiv, some people develop flu-like symptoms that last for a week or two, but others have no symptoms at all. People living with HIV may appear and feel healthy for several years. However, even if they feel healthy, HIV is still affecting their bodies, and can be spread to other people. Swollen lymph glands and fatigue are common symptoms after a few years. ...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