If just diagnosed as hiv+ and waiting for appointment, what can I do to alleviate flu-like symptoms?

get appt sooner. Flulike symptoms may be minor, or may indicate you have one of many infections related to hiv. Call ypur primary md to be seen, or insist on getting an earlier appointment with your HIV speciaslist.

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Can after two months of continue flu like symptoms, a person can come repeatedly negative for HIV rapid test or not?

Yes. You say you had a cough for 8 days 3 months ago, and diarrhea for the past 2 months. This isn't acute hiv. You're 18 years old; i take that that you are troubled after a sexual adventure and have the obsessive idea that you have become infected. Love carefully, respecting your own body and others', from now on, and if you can't control these thoughts, some wise counsel would be order. Read more...
Not HIV positive. You do not have hiv. Your symptoms do not in any way represent either an acute or chronic HIV infection. I wish you were here in my office so i could get a sense of why you are so worried and to inform you after testing and examination what you could possibly be experiencing. But, if your tests are repeatedly negative you do not have hiv. And, your symptoms are not in any way diagnostic of hiv. Read more...
No but. With 2 months of continuing flu symptoms, you need to see your doctor. If you still have loose bms and are feeling bad, make sure that you are not suffering from c difficile infection as the consequence of having taken antibiotics. There are many other potential causes but you need to see your doctor since your problem is from neither flu nor hiv. Read more...

I had a neg oraquick last year after just checking my status even though I never had a reason to contract hiv, just a lot of mysterious flu like symptoms, would it be worth checking again?

Not HIV. The oral fluids HIV antibody test takes up to 3 months to become positive, but after that time is 100% reliable. (The blood tests are quicker, typically positive by 4-8 weeks, depending on the specific test.) As long as you weren't exposed in the 3 months before the test was done, your negative result is rock solid. See a doctor if symptoms continue. In the meantime, you can be sure it isn't HIV. Read more...

Hello. What are the symptoms of HIV? I'am scared to go to our health center to get tested. I do have cough for 5days and flu-like symptoms. Thanks!

Flu-like symptoms. These can be a manifestation of acute HIV infection, along with others. They can also be due to many other things. Be realistic. If you were exposed to HIV go to the doctor and be tested. Early therapy is highly effective and you can have a normal life expectancy on current meds. Also it will make you feel less anxious if tests are negative. Good luck. Read more...

Had oral sex a week ago. Having flu like symptoms. Could I have HIV or simply the flu?

Cold. HIV is rarely transmitted from oral sex. This sounds like a cold combined with some stress and anxiety related to sexual activity. HIV is most often transmitted by infected blood or sexual secretions; however, some cases of oral transmission have been reported also. I suggest getting an HIV test to put your mind to rest. Read more...