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Achy Balls After Topping With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to...
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I NEED HELP DOC. donation on the way

I recently had protected vaginal and oral sex with a sex worker in Singapore. Now where i was is apparently licenesed by the goverment and girls get tested every week. but at leat 48 hours after my experience i had a aching pain in my testicles with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If your Singapore fling was indeed "protected," your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail. Your symptoms are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV ARS (acute retroviral... Read more »

Body Aches For A Month

Hello Dr. Bob, I have written you before, but know that you can only answer a selected few. I cannot make a donation at this time (just graduated from college and paying off those dreaded student loans that your best friend Bush keeps raising the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...minimal (unprotected oral). Mutual masturbation is not considered a risk and neither is "protected" vaginal sex, if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail. However, if you remain concerned, a single HIV test at the three-month mark... Read more »

Muscle Aching and HIV

Dear Doc. Bob,Im writing to you from Italy (so, please, excuse me if my Englishs not always correct). I see youve got an Italian surname any parents around here (I live in Milan)?Ill explain my problem: due to an incredible amount of stress, which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Neapolitans. (We have better pizza, but you have better shopping!)Regarding your questions:1.Protected oral sex poses no risk for HIV transmission.2.Your calf muscle pain is not related to HIV.3.I see no need for HIV testing.4.Yes, your only real... Read more »

Thanks Dr. Bob...please answer ....still worried

Dr Bob,Hope you are doing well. Thanks for your other responses. Also thank you for that great letter as well as CD about your foundation. And once again thank you for all of your helpI know I am a pain by now. One last question and I will stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...already tell you the result will be negative.I'm glad you enjoyed the CD. The Board of Directors of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation recently decided to send those out with the thank-you letters for donations of $100 or more. We've... Read more »
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Condoms

...Female Condom: The female condom is a sleeve or pouch with a closed end and a larger open end. There are flexible rings at each end of the Reality condom, and a flexible V-shaped frame in the V-amour condom. Put the condom in place before your... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...itching, or tingling. Other symptoms that may accompany the first (and less often future) outbreak of genital herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area. ... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

...think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some people may have dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes... Read more »
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Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...lack of social support. How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Symptoms of depression include: Changes in appetite or weight Aches or pains for no clear reason Feelings of sadness, guilt, and/or low self-worth Irritability Lack of interest... Read more »
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worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative. Those tests made me feel a little relieved. However, from the 1 month period until now I had and still have body aches. A couple months ago, I was working as a waiter in a restaurant and my body ached up so badly just from waiting... Read more »

Body Aches....Jackie Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Now what does everyone mean when they say body aches...in conjuction with ARS.....does it mean like a little stiffness.....or reall pain shooting throughout your body.....I am very Read more »

hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous
...not till the end of the base. can u please tell me what is the probabiltiy of HIV. after two week i started to feel muscle ach in both of my hands and fingers are these symptoms. Read more »

So I plucked up the courage!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...then I ve had NO rash or seroconversion type illness that I can recall however 2 weeks ago I started having diarreah, muscles aches and pains which started to make me panic again. last week I started having pains in the groin area and an ache... Read more »