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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 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

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Are digestive symptoms sometimes a sign of HIV infection?

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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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Is 100.5 fever a sign of hiv ?

Is 100.5 fever a sign of hiv 
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"No": People with HIV infection have fevers of 100.5. People without HIV infection have fevers of 100.5. Every person on planet Earth has had or will have a fever of 100.5 regardless of his or her HIV status, because getting a fever of 100.5 at some time is a normal life event. That is why fever is both not a sign of HIV and also not a sign of not having HIV. ...Read more

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Is shingles a sign of HIV or cancer?

Is shingles a sign of HIV or cancer?

Herpes zoster: Shingles may occur in such patients, or in totally normal individuals. There is no direct causation or association. ...Read more

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Are cysts an early sign of HIV or a kind of std?

Are cysts an early sign of HIV or a kind of std?

More info?: Cysts...I need more info. In general terms no "cycts" are classically associated with hiv. If your referring to herpes, shingles, warts or molluscum...Then to some degree yes. If your referring to kidney or liver cysts..Absolutely not. ...Read more

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Can racing thoughts be a sign of late stages of syphillis?

Can racing thoughts be a sign of late stages of syphillis?

Yes: Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, mania, paranoia, personality changes, cognitive changes, psychosis or dementia. Symptoms of presenile dementia can include:depression, confusion, memory loss ; impaired judgment. Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase. ...Read more

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Signs of herpes?

Signs of herpes?

Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is crank sore symptom of HIV ?

Is crank sore  symptom of HIV ?

Not usually.: But such sores can be the sign of a sexually transmitted disease and std's often travel in pairs. If you have a sore you need evaluation fo std's including hiv. ...Read more

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Erythrasma is one of early HIV symptom?

No: It's a superficial fungus familiar to many young adults, especially those with athletic inclinations or who are a bit heavy or live in warm climates. It's easy to treat; don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Are shingles a sign of cancer?

Are shingles a sign of cancer?

Not necessarily: We know most often we can identify a significant medical treatment, illness or psychosocial stressor as a trigger. Cancer is known to be a trigger but though we all have seen patients who had shingles and then soon after were diagnosed with cancer, most with shingles don't get a cancer diagnosis in the following months. ...Read more

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Help please! is dementia a sign of the HIV virus turning into aids?

Possiblly- or not: Hiv dementia is less prevelent now with current HIV medications but is still noted. Treatment(meds), mood, and a complete work-up is needed. This should include neuro-psychological testing- which is even more helpful if obtained at diagnosis for comparison but not often done these days. Neurological evaluation along with infectious disease re-evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting HIV or other diseases during unprotected sex?

More than it's worth: If your partner's infected, protect yourself. Period. The numbers vary for each individual act, never greater than 1% per event for HIV but very high for syphilis and gonorrhea. There's about ten others, including crabs. You don't want any of that stuff. And who wants to pay with their lives for the silly fun of "going bareback"? ...Read more

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What are the siptoms of a HIV aids carrier?

Varies: Hiv disease symptoms varies from asymptomatic to symptomatic , depends on immune status and associated opportunistic infections. Early stage there is no symptoms , later have recurrent pneumonia , pcp ( pjp) pneumonia , recurrent hsv ulcers and so many others. ...Read more

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Is itching a sign of any cance?

Is itching a sign of any cance?

Itching: Itching is a non specific symptoms . It can be due to allergy, insect bites, medications, liver problems, kidney failure and in certain cancers as well . Please consult your doctor . ...Read more

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What are early signs of hiv? when a person starts showing signs of hiv?

What are early signs of hiv? when a person starts showing signs of hiv?

ARS symptoms: Early HIV infection is called acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Symptoms occur in about 2/3 of newly infected people, usually start 1-2 weeks after infection: sore throat, fever, lymph node swellings in several places, skin rash (non-itchy pink spots), mouth sores. Usually only some, but fever almost always. ARS is a poor indicator of new HIV; identical symptoms with many minor health conditions. ...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