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Symptoms of hiv?

Symptoms of hiv?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 r symptoms of hiv?

What r symptoms of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV disease may present as a mononucleosis-like syndrome, may have neurological findings, but is often asymptomatic. Late in the course of HIV disease the symptoms are related to the infections and other conditions associated with immune deficiency. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed the best thing to do is to go and be tested. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hiv?

What are symptoms of hiv?

Acute or chronic?: Acute HIV can look like a lingering flu-like syndrome, with fevers, chills, night sweats, sore throat, fatigue, rash, abdominal pain or nausea, etc. This can be diagnosed with an HIV antibody or viral load test. Chronic HIV may be asymptomatic, or may show weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, yeast infections, or skin problems. Every adult should have at least one HIV test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiv?

What are the symptoms of hiv?

There are many.: Symptoms of HIV can vary greatly. During acute infection only about 30% of people experience anything you would call a symptom such as fevers night sweats chills and swelling of lymph nodes over their body. Severe weight loss and diarrhea are usually more progressive signs of infection present usually after months to years. Skin cancers such as kaposi's sarcoma can also arise but these are all. ...Read more

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Hi what are the symptoms of HIV ?

Consult physician: The majority of people infected by HIV develop flu-like illness within 1 or 2 mo. After the virus enters the body.Acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. Possible symptoms include: fever, muscle soreness, rash, headache, sore throat, mouth or genital ulcers, swollen lymph glands, mainly in neckjoint pain, night sweats, and diarrhea.Other infections can cause sore throat, swollen glands, night sweats. ...Read more

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What is the early symptoms of hiv?

What is the early symptoms of hiv?

HIV is hard to get?: Many people do not have many symptoms. But, they would be like a flu-- muscle aches and severe fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of hiv?

What are the first symptoms of hiv?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of hiv?

What are some of the symptoms of hiv?

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

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What are the earliest symptoms of HIV?

What are the earliest symptoms of HIV?

HIV symptoms: fever, body aches, lymph node swelling can occur after primary infection (few weeks) - eventually weight loss and unusual infections would be typical if untreated. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of HIV appear after 2-3 days?

Can symptoms of HIV appear after 2-3 days?

Not usually: Some, not all, HIV infected people get a flu like illness a few weeks after infection. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How long do the early symptoms of HIV last?

Variable: Not all HIV infected individuals have early symptoms. These symptoms are like a flu and may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/hiv-in-your-body/stages-of-hiv/. ...Read more

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Can early symptoms of HIV last up to 4months?

No: The symptoms of acute infection (primary infection or acute retroviral syndrome) generally last for a few days to a few weeks--rarely longer than a month. ...Read more

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What are the two main and common symptoms of hiv?

What are the two main and common symptoms of hiv?

...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years like other chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of HIV commonly show up early on?

Yes, with acute HIV: Usually, the symptoms of acute HIV may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. Many individuals develop a flu-like illness called acute HIV infection with the most common symptoms being fever, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle aches, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, weight loss. ...Read more

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After how many days do the symptoms of HIV occur?

Usually 2-4 weeks: Usually, the symptoms of acute HIV may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. Many individuals develop a flu-like illness called acute HIV infection with the most common symptoms being fever, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle aches, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you point out main and common symptoms of hiv?

Can you point out main and common symptoms of hiv?

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

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In how many weeks do we have early symptoms of hiv?

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Depends: Acute retroviral syndrome occurs usually 1-4 weeks from exposure, and can last a couple of weeks; this is highly nonspecific with just fevers, chills, and myalgias, and often confused with flu or other viral illness. Once that is gone, the next manifestation is usually several years down the road with an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of HIV and when they occur?

HIV : Hiv often infects humans without any symptoms. If one does get symptoms they are usually similar to the flu; muscle aches, low grade fever and sometimes a full body rash. ...Read more

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After how many days will the symptoms of HIV occur?

After how many days will the symptoms of HIV occur?

Usually 2-4 weeks: Usually, the symptoms of acute HIV may occur within 2 to 4 weeks after exposure and may last a week. Many individuals develop a flu-like illness called acute HIV infection with the most common symptoms being fever, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle aches, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, weight loss. ...Read more

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How much time it take to develop the symptoms of hiv?

Varies per person.: Within a few weeks of being infected with hiv, some people develop flu-like symptoms that last for a week or two, but others have no symptoms at all. People living with HIV may appear and feel healthy for several years. However, even if they feel healthy, HIV is still affecting their bodies, and can be spread to other people. Swollen lymph glands and fatigue are common symptoms after a few years. ...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