Email 373: Is Persistent Fever a Symptom of HIV?

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 8:23 PM

asked ko lang po pano po kung fever lang yung sintomas na 
nararamdaman mo almost 2weeks na po until now meron pa din me pabalik balik 
bukod don wala na po akong nararamdaman malaki po ba ang chance ko na 
maging positive kahit sobrang tagal na nung fever ko,,, sobrang takot na 
takot na din po ako sana po matulungan nyo ako

uaegay

TRANSLATION

I would like to ask if the only symptom that I have for 2 weeks now is intermittent fever. Aside from that I don’t observe anything. Is there a big chance that I am HIV positive even though I have fever for a long time? I am so scared. Please help me.

uaegay


POZZIEPINOY'S RESPONSE

Hi uaegay.

Thank you for your email.

Like what I always say, HIV has non specific symptoms. Your persistent fever can be anything. The only way to know what you have is to get a consultation with a doctor. If you had unprotected sex and you think that you may have been infected, then the only way for you to find out if you have it or not is by taking the HIV test. Some PLHIV's don't even have symptoms at all and some have a myriad of other infections, so really I can't say that what you have is HIV. For all we know, it can be something else, but until you take the test, you will never have peace of mind.

I hope I was able to answer you concern. Please feel free to email me again if you have other questions.

Stay healthy,
Pozziepinoy