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What are 1st sign of HIV infection?

What are 1st sign of HIV infection?

Get tested for HIV: The first signs of HIV infection include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, aching and joint pain. They are similar to the presentation of infectious mononucleosis. If you are asking about HIV, then you need to be tested for HIV. This can be done at your physician's office or at any public health clinic. ...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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Can a fbc test show signs of HIV infection?

Can a fbc test show signs of HIV infection?

Not really: A full blood count, has a variety of different tests that are performed as part of it, but an HIV test is not a standard one. You have to give permission to have an HIV test. However, the lymphocytes may be low, and if a differential count is done, may show low CD4 or cd8 counts, which may suggest the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is getting chancroid a sign of HIV infection?

Is getting chancroid a sign of HIV infection?

Not necessarily: It is an std, and therefore you should be tested for others, but this does not necessarily mean that you have gotten hiv. ...Read more

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Are digestive symptoms sometimes a sign of HIV infection?

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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My lower lip is color red, are these signs of HIV infection?

My lower lip is color red, are these signs of HIV infection?

Not specifically: Acute HIV infection takes many forms. When symptomatic it is a mononucleosis-like condition. Usually, however, it is without overt symptoms and not detected unless tested for. Go and get tested now, and stop having unprotected sex. Is it worth dying for? ...Read more

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Is tinea versicolor an early sign of HIV infection? I get conflicting answers here.

Is tinea versicolor an early sign of HIV infection? I get conflicting answers here.

Not by itself: Tinea versicolor by itself is not an indication of an impaired immune system. Markers for aids are infections like widespread candidiasis, coccidiomycosis, toxoplasmosis, tb, and others. If you are concerned, please see your primary care provider and get tested for hiv. That is the only certain way of knowing if you are infected. ...Read more

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Is a swelling in the genital area a sign of HIV infection?

Not necessarily: Swelling in the genital/inguinal area can be a swollen lymph node, which can be from hiv, but it is not necessarilly so, because other diseases can cause that also; when in doubt go see a doctor to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I have sex with one sex worker and after 6 weeks my lymphocytes count drop to 17 % (1400).This is a sign of HIV infection?

Dear sir, I have sex with one sex worker and after 6 weeks my lymphocytes count drop to 17 % (1400).This is a sign of HIV infection?

Possible, but...: A low lymphocyte count could be suggestive of HIV infection, but is not definitive. It is very nonspecific. A variety of other infections may also cause a low lymphocyte count, including bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. If concerned about HIV infection, you really need to get an HIV antibody test to determine your status. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I have sex with one sex worker and after 6 weeks my lymphocytes count drop to 17 % (1400).This is a sign of HIV infection?

Dear sir, I have sex with one sex worker and after 6 weeks my lymphocytes count drop to 17 % (1400).This is a sign of HIV infection?

Perhaps: It "might" be an indicator of HIV infection, or could be a "left-shift" to more pmns indicating that your body is attempting to fight off an acute infection (likely bacterial...And not impossibly from the sex worker). If concerned, you should get the propper test to answer your question--an HIV test. Discuss w/your dr, as also may need recheck cbc, and other std testing. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I have sex with one sex worker and after 6 weeks my lymphocytes count drop to 17 % (1400).This is a sign of HIV infection?

Dear sir, I have sex with one sex worker and after 6 weeks my lymphocytes count drop to 17 % (1400).This is a sign of HIV infection?

Get tested: Sex with someone who engages in commercial sex work carries an increased risk of exposure to hiv, especially if you did not use a condom during the encounter. A CBC is not a reliable test for hiv. After a risky exposure, one should be tested for HIV antibody at weeks 6, 12 and 24 after exposure. If you have a flu-like illness that lasts more than a few days, your doc may also test HIV rna. ...Read more

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Are mucoceles a sign of HIV infection. I did an oraquick HIV test about 5 months after incidident but keep getting these fluid filled bumps in mouth.

No: Mucoceles are saliva glands that are blocked or damaged. They often present as a slow swelling that is filled with fluid and can last months. Eventually they resolve and can reoccur. See an oral surgeon for treatment. Often a biopsy procedure will be required to remove the mass. ...Read more

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Is a canker sore in your mouth a sign of HIV infection? Have one for a wk now very painful. Never had it this long. On my gum. What caused this?

Is a canker sore in your mouth a sign of HIV infection? Have one for a wk now very painful. Never had it this long. On my gum. What caused this?

See below: Cancer sores are quite common and the cause is not known. If the lesion persists or recurs, you should see your dentist. See this site for more info on this topic.

http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores ...Read more

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Will a lymph node biopsy show signs of HIV infection?

Will a lymph node biopsy show signs of HIV infection?

May be: Lymph node biopsy is not an appropriate test for HIV infection. Blood tests are much better at it. Consult this site for information on this topic: https://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/testing/laboratorytests. Html
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does an abscess on a dead tooth can mean a sign ofearly HIV infection?

Does an abscess on a dead tooth can mean a sign ofearly HIV infection?

No: People have abscesses all the time, the causes being decay, cracked teeth, periodontal problems etc.
Being HIV positive in its own right, does not cause dental abscesses. It will alter your immune system and allow infection to manifest if you already have a chronic dental abscess. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hives. Disappeared in 4 days with antihistamine use, could this be a sign of HIV infection?

I was diagnosed with hives. Disappeared in 4 days with antihistamine use, could this be a sign of HIV infection?

Not specifically: Hives are called urticaria and can come from many, many reasons. Ofter we are unable to identify a cause. If they improve with anti- histamine that is good. The real truth is after you stop using the antihistamine do they recur. If they recurr many times over a period of time they can be classified as "Chronic Urticaria". When we see a patient with urticaria we think of many causes! ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Could be...: ....But also of many other serious and non-serious medical conditions. If you have persistently enlarged nodes, especially if you have reasons to believe you may be HIV positive, I encourage you to visit your doc right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection? If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis.

Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection? If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis.

Many rashes: Can be a presentation of HIV but most of the time they don't equal hiv. If you are concerned, just get the test. ...Read more

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Can myalgia, sore lymph nodes be a sign of acute HIV infection?

Can myalgia, sore lymph nodes be a sign of acute HIV infection?

Yes but non-specific: Yes but it can also be the symptoms of many other viral infections. Please talk to your doctor if you are concerned about HIV infection. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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


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