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ARS SYMPTOMS, MAYBE? A LONG STORY FROM 7/26 POSTIN

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi There,
Here is the story. I was seeing someone for almost a year and back in Nov, we decided we wouldn't use protection because we were just seeing eachother. After our last encounter, a couple of days before feb 14 (unprotected), I decided I... Read more »

Symptoms....my story

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low-risk encounter with what turned out to be a high-risk person beginning of Oct '99. Two weeks later (to the day) I noticed a small red "spot" in the center of my chest. Three weeks later (to the date) I developed a dry cough...it lasted... Read more »

My Risk Story, Symptoms, & Questions

Posted by ForgiveMe321, 2 Replies
Well, Hello everyone. I am a heterosexual male, just graduated college, who is dealing with quite the demon at the moment. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a female from my school on the 21st of October. Not the smartest idea I've ever made, also... Read more »

Behind every 'AIDS' story lies a money making scam

Posted by Anonymous
Behind every 'AIDS' story lies a money making scam.
FLEMINGTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2005--

Results of a new national survey of 864 physicians and 1,339 members of
the
general public revealed that a significant majority of both groups
belie... Read more »

Hello all, a quick story and 2 questions

Posted by Fiendishthingy, 3 Replies
Hi, nice to join, but the room looks slow. :)

I moved to San Francisco August 23, a little over four months ago. Early in Sept., I found a lot of gay men in town smoked crystal meth, which was almost not heard of back east; I certainly did not come... Read more »
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I'd like to share my story in hopes of helping others (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF SYMPTOMS BEING UNRELIABLE, 2011)

Dear wonderful Dr. Bob,Please allow to share my story with HIV. I hope I can help others who are living in fear or with extreme HIV anxiety....In my young 20's I lived a very risky life- drugs, alcohol and sex. I had many high risk encounters...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello WOO-HOO-ing Rachmaninoff and Chopin Lover,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story and and your good news. WOO-HOO!It is indeed true that "Dr. Google, Dr. Yahoo and Dr. Bing" tend to "diagnose" HIV way... Read more »

please read will donate a lot, scared college student 3 Months and scared about symptoms, my story is probably shared by a lot of students out there, giv me the strength to get tested

I have written you before concerend about three months ago, I am still very concerned from the same incident, but if you dont rmeebr I had protected sex with a european sex worker (as if nationality matters..) three months ago. About two days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Stud,You felt "distant and overheating?" That makes you sound like an abandoned car radiator. Dude, protected sex is protected! Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV transmission risk would be... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »

A story and a question from Saudi Arabia

Dear doctor,This is to all my American friends. You have no idea how lucky u guys r in HIV related facilities and to have people like Dr. Bob. It is a true blessing which I dont have where I live. I am a regular reader of Dr Bob, your words kept...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Ocean,Thanks for your kind comments.Regarding your HIV risk, the estimated per-episode risk for acquiring HIV from insertive unprotected penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Your... Read more »
Articles
The Center for AIDS

"His" Story and "Her" Story: Gender Differences and HIV

What began in the early 1980s as a plague of the gays, found only in white homosexual urban American males, has over the course of the last three decades diversified its wrath to affect millions of men, women and children of every sexual... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

10 Big AIDS Stories (Plus One Tribute)

1. Is "The Gap" bridgeable? No matter which statistic you read -- 10 million new infections since the 1996 Vancouver conference, 25 percent of sexually active adults in Zimbabwe infected, India having more HIV-positives than any other nation in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: "Cured" HIV Patient Timothy Brown to Share Story at Valley Conference

Timothy Brown will be the keynote speaker and a panelist Saturday at the HIV/AIDS Conference at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. Brown was initially known to the world as "the Berlin Patient," an HIV-positive man who has tested negative... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida HIV Patient Shares Her Story: "It Took Me Two Seconds" to Make a Wrong Decision

On Sunday, around 75 teens gathered at Fort Lauderdale's African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to attend a health and wellness forum on HIV/AIDS. Organizers of the event said the topic was chosen specifically because the message is... Read more »