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Symptoms Of Acute Retroviral Syndrome
I have a sore throat n runny nose but no fever or pain. Does this clear me of acute retroviral syndrome symptoms (hiv)?
See reference : Acute retroviral syndrome immunopaedia.Org.Za/index.Php?Id=475 acute retroviral syndrome is the effect of an immune response to a primary infection of hiv-1 or hiv-2. This acute phase of infection lasts for as long as the immune ... ...Read more
Please see reference: Acute retroviral syndrome immunopaedia.Org.Za/index.Php?Id=475 acute retroviral syndrome is the effect of an immune response to a primary infection of hiv-1 or hiv-2. This acute phase of infection lasts for as long as the immune ... ...Read more
Yes, theoretically: Yes, it is theoretically possible that someone could get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection with another strain of HIV. First of all, reinfection is very, very rare but not impossible. However, reinfection with a second strain (perhaps more powerful than the original strain) theoretically could cause an acute retroviral syndrome as it is a completely new infection altogether. ...Read more
Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ?Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?
HIV unlikely: To have HIV transmission there must be fluid transfer from one person to the next. If you had safe sex HIV would be very unlikely. Swollen lymph nodes can be seen in a large number of viral illnesses as well as with bacterial infections. See you doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be no symptom: Left elbow pain is an odd one i've seen. Isolated, painless, exertional shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a fairly common but atypical presentation. Pain lasting for hours is very unusual but i've seen it. Painless confusion in the very elderly is another odd presentation that sometimes happens. Strange presentations tend to occur in the very elderly-young people are more typical. ...Read more
Unusual presentation: The prodrome is often somewhat prolonged, lasting for three to seven days and is characterized by fever (temperature ?100.5ºf [>38ºc]) malaise, headache, and myalgias. Unlike many all other resp viral prodromes, most patients have no upper resp symptoms during this stage. At the end of this prodrome, the respiratory phase begins with a nonproductive cough, and may lead to dyspnea and resp failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any definite treatment for Hyper IgE Syndrome? I mean one that is not only maintenance of symptoms but may lead to actual improvement?
No not at this time: Hyper IgE syndrome is an inherited immunodeficiency disorder. The current treatments are supportive, prophylatic and treatment of infections as they occur. You can read more information on http://primaryimmune.org/about-primary-immunodeficiencies/specific-disease-types/hyper-ige-syndrome/ ...Read more
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