Diarrhea Worried It Could Be Ars

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Very worried about ARS symptoms.

Hello Dr. BobAbout 10 days ago I had sex with a "masseuse." I was careful to continue checking the condom, but it broke. I pulled out right away, I may have been in for approximately 10-30 seconds max. I also had about 30 seconds of unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...person. Your symptoms are not worrisome for or suggestive of HIV ARS.Unlikely. Your weight loss is easily attributable to your diarrhea and that you "have not eaten much." I absolutely agree with your wise comments about leveling with your... Read more »

Still Worried

Hello Dr. Bob,I went to see a infectious disease specialist today, which lifted my spirits a bit,... Read more »

"Worried Mommy" who emailed yesterday says nevermind!

Hi Dr. Bob, I contacted you yesterday as a follow-up to my original post (the non-existent threat... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
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Very Worried

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sometimes they will firm up and then go back to soft. I also have noticed post nasal drip for 3-4 weeks. In the past, I have had loose bowel movements with post nasal drip, but the timing of when all this began is scaring me. I have had no... Read more »

Worried well...or maybe not.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that my risk from this encounter is moderate at worst, as the encounter was not considered to be particularly "high-risk". Ten worried days after the encounter, however, I developed boil-like pimples on my neck, with the underlying lymph gland... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...reason. are these possibly symptoms of acute hiv? the woman said she often had unprotected sex. i'm very scared :-( i only started worrying about a week after the night i got sick when i started thinking the throwing up might somehow be connected... Read more »

Worried over nothing? I hope...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with me as the bottom, ejaculaton inside my rectum. Somewhere between the first and second encounters I noticed I was having loose stools. Figured nothing of it until about the end of April. One day after work I ate some cereal and not long... Read more »