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Diarrhea Worried It Could Be HIV

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I am a 22-year old white female, I recently moved out of an apt I was sharing with an HIV+ roommate, who just found out he is positive 2 months ago. While I never thought of myself as the phobic type living with him made me really uncomfortable and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation about bad aim (and poor manners!). I certainly understand why he's an "ex"-roommate. Despite the poop, the spittle and the diarrhea splatters, your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Neither poop (liquid or otherwise) nor... Read more »

hiv symptoms worrying

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still very worried, hiv2?

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need info extremely worried

Posted by imscared, 1 Reply
...sore throat, just a mild one...on 5/10/09 i still had the sore throat but i now felt nausea and lack of appetite...i also had diarrhea...on 5/11/09 i woke up in the morning sweating which is abnormal for me...i stopped taking birth control 2... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...nauseous, couldn't sleep when i went to bed, night sweats broke out & eventually i had to run to the bathroom to throw up. diarrhea at the same time, i.e. not a pretty sight. after i had ran back & forth between the bedroom & the... Read more »

Worried about possible infection.

Posted by worriedsick1000, 2 Replies
...5th week) should I be worried? I have not been feeling completely well since the occurance 10 weeks ago, I have been having diarrhea and nausea but not continuosly, it come and goes once a week or so. I know that I should not consider the... Read more »

Am I worried for nothing?

Posted by mpr, 2 Replies
...from stripper and she used saliva as lubricant 2. Protected oral sex from girl at "massage parlor" 3. This is the one that worries me the most.....unprotected oral sex from girl at "massage parlor" for about a minute and then I had protected... Read more »