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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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Exposed to Cough of an HIV Positive Person

Hi, Sir Richard,Before anything else, I just want to say thank you for all the work you do in this forum, it is much appreciated.Anyway, I am writing you because I am concerned about an incident that happened last September. I was interviewing HIV...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:To be clear, this is a theoretical exposure. The situation you describe would NOT be a risk for HIV. Most individuals can get an accurate result at 25 days but you will need to wait 90 days for a conclusive answer.In health,Richard... Read more »

HIV+ Person Coughing

I was in a car talking with an HIV+ person, we both sit in the front, all windows closed. During conversations, he coughed on me at least 3 times. At first I didn't think anything about it. But now I am being paranoid because if his cough...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If HIV were spread by coughing, it would have wiped out the entire planet long ago.What should you do? That's easy. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Hiv, fatigue, and...*cough*insanity?*cough*

Hey Dr. Bob!Thanks for inviting me over to this forum - I'm still cackling over that letter from Dubya. Geez, is it '08 yet?I think I have a fatigue-related question. I'm a 25yo female, about to go in for more labs but the last ones...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Is HIV making you insane? Nah, anyone who laughs at my Dubya jabs is perfectly sane in my book. Now the folks who think Dubya's "New New Way Froward Part 2, The Surge" will work, they are the real whack jobs!HIV-related fatigue... Read more »

Can Coughing, Congestion, Aches, etc After Unprotected Anal Sex Be ARS?

Dear Dr Bob,Recently, I was involved in two risky encounters during which I had anal-insertive unprotected sex with another man. Two weeks ago, this occurred, and he went down on me as well, and I penetrated him for less than 5 minutes. The second...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, people are not "high risk;" unprotected sexual acts are! You report two risky unprotected anal-insertive encounters. These activities, your activities, are what are risky! It takes two to do the unsafe Hokey Pokey and you... Read more »
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Bad cough...

Posted by FAITHNGOD, 1 Reply
I received a phone call recently from my ex fiance's girlfriend. I had unprotected sex with my ex fiance and didn't know he was with this other women. She called me and asked me did I know her ex husband is HIV positive. I didn't know. She then said... Read more »

Strange cough a symtomof ars?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have a cough that is wet with phlem during the day, but at night the cough is dry. could this be ars?

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dry cough

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can anydody remember having a dry cough with ars so bad that you had to leave the room because of coughing so bad Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
I hope this may help to resolve some of your fears, at least in part. This comes from "Challenges of the Acute Retroviral Syndrome" from "Infections in Medicine" by Jeffrey P. Nadler, MD: "Common symptoms include fever, malaise, adenopathy, sore... Read more »