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Can Worrying About Hiv Make You Have Symptoms When You Don't Have It

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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 -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Don't make yourself sick worrying about HIV

Doc,I had a sexual encounter with a girl from South Africa and during anal intercourse the condom slipped off. I don't know why I didn't notice, but I kept going until I ejaculated. This was my first unsafe sex encounter and I freaked my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You lived in a "state of pure 'anixiety'?" Hmmmm, that sounds uncomfortable. By the way, what's "anixiety?"Thanks for taking the time to write and share your story. WOO-HOO and congrats! We'll happily add... Read more »

Don't destroy your life worrying about hiv

I have spent the last several months reading everyone's stories on the forum. It has kept my somewhat sain hearing of others suffering from unexplained symptoms, despite having negative tests. I am one of those ex-worried wells. PLEASE HEAD...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Trust me symptoms don't mean hiv

Hey Dr. just wanted to say thank you for all you do for us. as far as all the worry warts out there, myself included, let me be the first to say that symptoms mean absolutely nothing. i have led a very promiscious lifestyle and to this day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Congratulations on dodging the HIV bullet. WOO-HOO!Symptoms do not equal HIV disease! As your case demonstrates, they can be, and often are, notoriously unreliable in distinguishing who is and is not HIV infected. I agree with your bottom line.... Read more »

Symptoms don't equal diagnosis

Dear all,I would like to start by saying that Dr. Bob is truly one of the most wonderful beings on earth. Second, to all who worry too much, the only thing I can say is that worry will do no good. I was recently in the situation that I thought I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Beleiver (shouldn't that be Believer?),Thanks for writing in and sharing your story. Maybe we could rewrite a few of the lyrics to the old song by the Monkeys, "I'm a Believer:""I though good health was only true in... Read more »
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Should I be worried about HIV-2 (high risk exposure, symptoms)

Posted by HIV2Scared, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!

I am a 20-year-old female who just returned from studying abroad in Cuba. I had unprotected vaginal sex one time with a bisexual man and gave him oral sex. He came in my mouth but did not come inside me during vaginal sex.

6 days... Read more »

ARS symptoms don't linger

Posted by Malk, 1 Reply
Izzabella posted thatt we now know that symptoms don't linger. Does that mean that they dont last for longer then a few weeks or that they do not keep coming back? I have stomach/bowel problems for 16 weeks now and what appears to be folliculitis. I... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
Long post, I apologize. But alot is going on with my body right now.

I am a previously healthy, 24 yo white male. I am exactly nine weeks post-exposure, so I am still in my 13-week window period. From reading Dr. Bob's past posts, I know this to... Read more »

Worried over Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, all,

I have been following the postings on this board over the past year and now finally am writing in, and am also being tested, finally, tomorrow. It has taken awhile for me to get up the courage to test. In the meantime, I am very worried... Read more »