do acute hiv symptoms happen all at the same time?

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    Jun 14, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    Just wondering
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    Jun 14, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    acute hiv is something your docs will tell u about
    cause it happens so fast u wont know what hit u
    quite diffr to a regular turn where u get a flu/fever that lasts a bit longer then usual and life goes on
    u might not even know u got hiv
    acute however hits u full force and can/will land u in hospital
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    Jun 14, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    hmm. if what you say is true, i think i'm pretty safe. had a low risk encounter with someone i know pretty well (i gave him unprotected head).

    been in a bit of state recently, developing 'symptoms' of hiv, after like 8 days.. apparently... but i've seen 3 doctors and 2 sexual health workers, and they all have put these 'symptoms' down to anxiety.

    none of these symptoms have hit me 'full pelt' like you are suggesting, and i only have about 2 of the 'many' symtpoms
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    Jun 14, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    hiv doesn,t hit within 8 days,(at least it cant be detected at that time)
    it takes its "regular" course of up to 6 weeks before converting
    at that time it can be just a flu like symptom that goes unnoticed(often)
    or in the case of acute infection it goes into fast mode and will go full blast catching your immune system offguard,
    its up to phisians to diagnose at that time
    before then there wil hardly be anything for them to trace or detect in regard to hiv
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    Jun 15, 2011 9:25 AM GMT
    isn't unprotected oral low risk anyway? i think i may be over analysing everything... he didn't even cum in my mouth and my oral hygeine is outstanding according to my last dental appointment
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    Jun 15, 2011 9:27 AM GMT
    Uh yeah oral contraction is about 1/10000 and you would have to swallow a big load man.

    It takes 1-3 months to show up positive in any case.
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    Jun 15, 2011 9:49 AM GMT
    lets restart at the beginning
    do you know whether your friend is positive ,does he?
    hiv is transmitted via bodily fluids,(blood,semen)
    lets assume no blood was there
    no bleeding gums,and he wasnt bleeding with cuts on his dick
    that leaves semen
    with good oral health there is enough bacteria in your mouth to kill most hiv in semen, if you were to swallow there is the acid in your stomach to kill whatever gets there

    so to total it up
    you have good oral health and he didnt cum
    there was no blood ,
    so put this to rest and look elsewhere for your sypmtons
    that could be cause of just about anything else
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    Jun 15, 2011 10:19 AM GMT
    Never done anything like this before, I've known this guy for ages and he swore he was clean. If he was lying he'd be pretty stupid because he is tied to an extended family i am in (no incest) lol. As I said he didn't cum in my mouth. And the encounter eas very brief. under a minute
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    Jun 15, 2011 11:16 AM GMT
    wow I wonder if some guys out there even cross the street. There is risk in everything we do if we think about it. 2500lb vehicle moving at 60mph with only 16" to a concrete wall??
    Crossing the street
    Not chewing your food
    Sex is something you should have some control and ultimately responsibility over.
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    Jun 15, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    would you advise i have a hiv test?

    everyone i've spoken too even doctors and sexual health advisors say i really have no need to worry or be concerned at all
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    Jun 15, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    Mate - you again!

    For fucks sake - have a test tomorrow - and then again in 3 months - that will let you know if you have been exposed to the virus - it is the only way you can tell!!!

    If you have - you will be on antiviral meds probably for the rest of your life - still practice safe sex

    If not - practice safe sex - or never have sex again - itcseems you will worry yourself into an early grave if you ever have sex again - or masturbate only and you will be ok

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    Jun 15, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    And in relation to your question - no symptoms do not appear necessarily all at once - you may not even have symptoms - full blown aids may take many years to manifest itself - get tested
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    jeez how long do u want to beat this dead horse
    u wont listen to doctors or healthcouncilors
    why would u listen to us, were def not in the medical field
  • jim_sf

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    Jun 15, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    To answer your question: if you have acute HIV infection, then yes, any symptoms will hit all at once, ten to sixteen days after the event. Not everyone has every symptom, though, and some people don't have any symptoms at all.

    That said: given the level of risk and the symptoms, you probably don't have acute HIV infection. The only way to be certain is to get tested every couple months, but in the meantime, you may want to talk to somebody about your anxiety.

    (insert the usual caveats about how I'm neither a doctor nor a therapist, and how the 10-16 day figure might have been revised since I last checked [because they're always revising such things as the science gets better].)
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
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    Jun 17, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    Mine did (I got very sick with hepatitis), but some people sero-convert with only mild symptoms. I was actually kind of lucky to get so sick, because it gave my doctor a reason to test me for HIV. I didn't think I had it, since I had always been very careful (I still don't know how I contracted the disease, except it was via sex). If I had not been tested, my immune system might have deteriorated to the point of no return. Sixteeen years later and I have never been healthier. icon_biggrin.gif
  • dfrourke

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    Jun 21, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    to OP: you've been experiencing "symptoms of HIV"?

    Symptoms of acute infection look like just about every other infection from a virus because what you are experiencing is your body's immune response to any infection [flu, cold, chlamydia, etc.]...oral sex HIV infection is practically non-existent and not a major concern for public health ...if you haven't been tested in awhile...do so...for your own peace of mind...which is really what this thread sounds like you are searching for.

    STD testing every 3 months
    HIV testing every 6 months

    Good luck.

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  • musicdude

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    Jun 21, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    this is your second post about this. dude, listen to your doctors and get tested three months after the encounter you're worried about?

    my guess is that your doctors are right about your "symptoms" being caused by anxiety. the risk from catching HIV from oral sex when the guy didn't cum in there and (from what you said in your other post) barely pre-came.

    so, listen to what your doctors and we on here have been saying and stop worrying! get tested three months after the encounter you're worried about. even if you got infected, you won't find out now and there's nothing you can do about it.

    oh, and if you're not going to listen to your doctors or to anything we say then you need to get your ass to a psychiatrist.