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Acute HIV: Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you could have hiv, get tested. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute HIV: Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you could have hiv, get tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early HIV symptoms: The first symptoms of HIV infection are often minimal, non-specific and transient. This time frame is called sero-conversion when the body is producing an immune reaction to the virus. Symptoms may include headache, not feeling well, rash, fatigue, sore throat and muscle aches. As mentioned, the symptoms are non-specific and the person may attribute them to having the flu or other minor illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are none: A variety of diseases which do not generally appear in the normal immune competent person show up in persons with profound immuno-suppression and make physicians suspect and then test for hiv. Shortly after being infected there may be an acute HIV syndrome like infectious mono, but again this is not specific and only leads doctors to suspect hiv. Get tested if in any way u may have exposure. ...Read more
Depends: Hiv can present with acute retroviral syndrome, which is your standard cold/viral picture (fever, rash, enlarged lymph nodes). If not caught then, it becomes a slow, progressive decline in immune system function, and often is detected only in the late stages with presence of severe opportunistic infections. If you are concerned, go get checked! you can lead a normal life if positive and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Symptoms may be totally non-existent for years after getting HIV infected, because most are a result of prolonged progressive damage to the immune system. Signs are predominantly laboratory data, showing decrease in cd4 counts, increased viral loads, etc. There may be physical findings of enlarged lymph nodes or spleen but these are quite variable. ...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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