Do you have a fever, rash, or flu-like symptoms?

Have you recently been exposed to HIV? Not sure?

Call us to learn more about our Acute HIV studies
(212) 305-7897.

Click here to get information on our Acute HIV Community Advisory Board

Acute HIV Treatment Studies

Don't Miss the Diagnosis

Acute HIV-1 infection is an often-misdiagnosed cause of an acute flu-like or mono-like illness. Recognition has important implications in terms of treatment and prevention of transmission.

Referral for Acute HIV-infection testing should be considered in patients with a recent history of unprotected sexual activity, needle sharing, or other potential exposure to HIV


Have the presence of one or more of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Oral, Genital, or Rectal Ulcers
  • Exudative Pharyngitis
  • Aseptic Meningitis Headache, Photophobia, Stiff Neck)
  • Myalgia/Arthralgia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss
  • Night Sweats
  • Anorexia


For Healthcare Providers

If you have a patient with a history of possible exposure to HIV


Symptoms consistent with early HIV infection, our project offers HIV counseling and screening through a research protocol.

Diagnosis of early HIV infection is made on the basis of the standard ELISA/Western Blot and HIV RNA PCR (viral load), which is currently not an approved test for diagnosis of acute HIV outside of a research study.

Current Studies\


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