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Low HIV exposure 1m ago. Symptoms chronologically : persistent mild to high fever(10d)->swollen lymph gland->strep throat->dry cough. Can this be HIV?

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Dr. Jane Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Acute HIV

Your symptoms are nonspecific and could simply suggest a viral syndrome.
However, these are also symptoms of acute HIV seroconversion, and if you had a risk exposure (not sure what you mean by "low") then you should definitely get tested.

In brief: Acute HIV

Your symptoms are nonspecific and could simply suggest a viral syndrome.
However, these are also symptoms of acute HIV seroconversion, and if you had a risk exposure (not sure what you mean by "low") then you should definitely get tested.
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Dr. Robert Killian
This is not HIV. Early HIV viremia does not include persistent symptoms. It does not include cough or other respiratory symptoms.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Not HIV

It is rare to have any symptoms in an early HIV infection.
But in those that do the symptoms do not persist and they do not include a respiratory component. There is an RNA HIV test that you can do this far past exposure that can clear any worry about HIV infection. Remember for the future: HIV infection can be prevented after an exposure. Treatment must start within 72 hours.

In brief: Not HIV

It is rare to have any symptoms in an early HIV infection.
But in those that do the symptoms do not persist and they do not include a respiratory component. There is an RNA HIV test that you can do this far past exposure that can clear any worry about HIV infection. Remember for the future: HIV infection can be prevented after an exposure. Treatment must start within 72 hours.
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