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Symptoms Of Acute Hiv
Can someone have acute HIV symptoms for a day or two but then stop? Would this be something else? How long do acute HIV symptoms usually last?
Very variable: Many people do not have any symptoms of acute HIV infections. The type of symptoms and duration is also very variable. If you have any doubt, get an HIV nucleic acid test through your doctor. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. http://www.med.unc.edu/infdis/actu/current-studies/acute-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
If someone were to be showing acute HIV symptoms, would there be multiple symptoms at a time close together or is it possible to experience just one?
Get testet: If you are at risk get tested and have a frank discuission with your doctor. You need to be checked, have your questions answered, and taught how to avoid this virus as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. Also consider getting updated regarding vaccinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many doctors on here agree that "Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include flu-like symptoms". The question is - how soon? Within 24 hours?
Very difficult: This is a very difficult question to answer - as the emergence of HIV related symptoms largely depends on your immune response and overall health. The range can really be from weeks up to 10 years. If you have concerns, there are newer (RNA based) rapid laboratory studies that can be done to test for infection starting at 10 days post-infection. Best to see your doctor and discuss. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: I believe we have already visited. A simple sore throat without systemic signs is very, very unlikely to be HIV. Only you know whether you had a risky exposure a few weeks ago. If you did, you need to get a state-of-the-art HIV test simply because you're anxious. If you're okay, be glad, love more carefully from now on, talk about your anxiety with ur Dr, and resolve not to let fear dominate you ...Read more
If I have a sore throat caused by acute HIV, would it be accompanied by other symptoms as well? Such as fever?
Get Tested: Acute HIV infection presents with symptoms including: fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, myalgia/arthralgia, headache and painful skin/mucous ulcerations, although you may have no or only very mild symptoms. Usual time from HIV exposure to symptoms onset is 2-4 weeks. Consider if you have had a recent high-risk exposure or have had a recent STD. If any concern get yourself tested. ...Read more
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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