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Chest Cold After Touching Period Blood Worried I Have HIV

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...is 12.1-15.1.A low RBC count or low HCT or HCT may mean you have anemia, which can cause youto feel tired. Anemia can be caused by certain HIV drugs. Women may alsoexperience anemia as a result of blood loss through menstrual periods. White blood cells(leukocytes) White blood cells (WBCs) are produced by the immune system and helpdefend the body against infection. A normal total WBC count is 4,500-10,000. Ahigh count...
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ARS Early Symptoms - thank you and testing

Dr. Bob:Thanks for your last post as I was fully not expecting it and your patience in dealing with my daily rants and raves. As I mentioned before, I was doing it more as a way to get it off my chest then asking questions or expecting you to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(at least part of it) is just not listening despite your best advice.Further, I've been having some "symptoms", but worst is a chest cold that just developed in the last week or so (We're at about two weeks since my exposure). Previously, it was... Read more »

Early ARS symptoms - maybe not so early...

Dr. Bob:It's me again, your friendly neighborhood train wreck, writing to you with another update. I was going to title this post " ... - wish I understood French" since as you can see I have been a bit obsessive about following your posts, and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."symptoms" are not at all worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).To address your specific questions:1. Nonexistent! Period.2. ARS symptoms generally become manifest two to three weeks after primary HIV infection.3. Correct.4.... Read more »

THANK YOU (Fresh blood- scared and worried)

Hey Doc, THANK YOU for replying to my message and thank you for making me feel better.Thank you for all the work you do and for helping so many people. Doc, you have a great personality and a great sense of humour - we South Africans like a "lekker"...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...follow-up question, even with a cut lip that was actively bleeding, your HIV-acquisition risk remains nonexistent. I suggest less worrying and more "lekker"-ing.Dr. BobFresh Blood - I am so scared and WorriedNov 2, 2010Hey DocThank you for all... Read more »

Early ARS Symptoms - An Unhappy New Year

Dr. Bob:I'm back...I hope you had a happy new year. I would have liked to say that I was away for so long as I finally accepted your advice wholeheartedly and that there was nothing to worry about. However, the exact opposite happened.On the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(at least part of it) is just not listening despite your best advice.Further, I've been having some "symptoms", but worst is a chest cold that just developed in the last week or so (We're at about two weeks since my exposure). Previously, it was... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...(PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...of both women and men in the US. Heart disease is a cardiovascular disease (CVD). This means that it affects your heart and blood vessels. There are several types of heart disease. The most common in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to become paranoid and i went... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor... Read more »

HIV WORRY NO HELP

Posted by NoLife, 2 Replies
...later i had the ARS symptoms ( muscle stiffness shivers etc) and that persisted maybe a week and then i was fine, hence i didntworry about it anymore. I had my first UTi in 2000. Anyway, it was not till August 2005, that i had my first HIV and... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...stuff, because I don't start work at my new job for another 2 weeks. I just want it all to end... waiting for the 12-week window period has taken forever. Hoping for your prayers, well wishes, and hopefully a few educated/knowledgeable answers... Read more »