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enlarged taste buds on tongue symptoms of hiv?

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i had protected sex,does enlarged taste buds on tongue symptoms of hiv
i am having enlarged taste buds after 40 days after exposure
please clear my doubt

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replied December 27th, 2011
HIV and AIDS Answer A29738
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Here is a description of the signs and symptoms associated with HIV infection. ‎

The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary, depending on the phase of infection.‎

Within the first few weeks
When first infected with HIV, you may have no signs or symptoms at all, although you're still able to ‎transmit the ‎virus to others. Many people develop a brief flu-like illness two to four weeks after ‎becoming infected. ‎

Signs and symptoms may include: Fever, Headache, Sore throat, Swollen lymph glands, Rash

You may remain symptom-free for years. ‎
But as the virus continues to multiply and destroy immune cells, you may develop mild infections or ‎chronic ‎symptoms such as: Swollen lymph nodes , Diarrhea, Weight loss, Fever, Cough and shortness ‎of breath

If you receive no treatment for your HIV infection, the disease typically progresses to AIDS in about 10 ‎years. By the ‎time AIDS develops, your immune system has been severely damaged, making you ‎susceptible to opportunistic ‎infections — diseases that wouldn't trouble a person with a healthy ‎immune system. ‎

The signs and symptoms of some of these infections may include: Soaking night sweats, Shaking chills ‎or fever ‎higher than 100 F (38 C) for several weeks, Cough and shortness of breath , Chronic diarrhea, ‎Persistent white spots ‎or unusual lesions on your tongue or in your mouth, Headaches , Persistent, ‎unexplained fatigue, Blurred and ‎distorted vision , Weight loss, Skin rashes or bumps. ‎

HIV can be diagnosed only based on the presence of antibodies or antigens in the blood. Hence signs ‎and symptoms like enlarged taste buds (as assessed by you) cannot be attributed to HIV unless tests ‎confirm HIV infection. ‎

You might consult with your doctor, and get a HIV ‎‎4th generation testing at 12 weeks after exposure. This will confirm your HIV negative status and you can ‎get on with your life. ‎

I hope this clears your doubts.

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