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Can Hsv Symptoms Mimic Hiv Symptoms

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weird how body can mimic symptoms

I find it fascinating how when one thinks they have HIV their body sort of follows suit and seems to mimic the symptoms you are worried you have.I cant tell you how many times I imagined having swollen glands just to be told it was a expanded saliva...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Psychosomatic symptoms induced by anxiety and fear are actually extremely common. Just browse through the extensive archives of this forum for at least a gazillion examples.Your advice is spot on target. Testing is really the only option for... Read more »

Can PEP meds mimic ARS? (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for people who find themselves scared... Read more »

Any common diseases that mimic HIV?

Dr. Bob,I have a friend who was afraid of a possible exposure he had in 2003 with a woman. He got... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Aging With HIV

Several of the physical symptoms and illnesses related to HIV disease and its treatment -- such as fatigue, weight changes, memory loss, depression, and atherosclerosis -- mimic typical age-related health problems. It is estimated that at least 10%... Read more »
The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay in... Read more »
TheBody.com

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV... Read more »
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HSV-2 alone? Or HIV and HSV-2 Co-infection?

Posted by Afra1d, 1 Reply
I'll try to make this as brief as possible but I'm scared and desperate and basically going insane... :(

Jan 24th - Unprotected sex with a woman I know small amount of oral but a lot of fingering.
Jan 25th - Took two mollies and drank alcohol along... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD?

Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same symptoms... Read more »

Oral - HIV/HSV-2/Hep B

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that the odds of getting HIV via oral sex are very low, but what about HSV-2 or Hep B ? What is the likelihood with only 1 brief oral encounter (cunnilingus) ? Read more »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »