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help me i'm so scared!

Jan 9, 2007

Recently divorced mother of four and did something really stupid. I had unprotected sex with two men a month and a half apart. Since I have had a horrible bladder infection, the infection is gone but the bladder is still real sensitive and I am still taking urised to calm it. I am also having night sweats, not every night but several times a week. I am very sore under my arms and through my breast, sometimes shooting pains through them. I have had 4 hiv tests. All negative but still having symptoms. I had the last one 12 weeks and one day after the last encounter. Do you think it is possible I have HIV but not enough antibodies to show it but having these kinds of symptoms? Please reply soon, I'm so scared! How can I donate?

Response from Dr. Frascino


Your four negative tests out to 12 weeks after your last encounter are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.

I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet. But what I can do, with great certainty, is tell you what's not causing them. It's not HIV! I would suggest you have your doctor evaluate any persistent or troubling symptoms. If no physical cause can be determined, you should consider a psychosomatic cause related to your underlying guilt and anxiety over these two lapses in judgment.

Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at

Be well. Stay well.

Dr. Bob

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