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Can HIV progress to Aids in 90 Days based on my Labs

I am 26 yr old white female yrs in good health as of yesterday but today I just got my labs back. I was recently co-infected about 60 days ago and all my initial tests/HIV etc have come back negative. I have been stressed out due to this. Also, due...
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
...I don't understand how you know you are HIV infected. Based on what evidence? Read more »

have i got a seriouse std

thank you for taking the time to read this and i do hope you can respond.i am gay male of 3 and have been dating another male for the past 6 months,recently i have had an infection that were flu like symtoms but worse,like a head cold that was also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure, then you would be HIV negative. As for symptoms, it's important to note symptoms do not equal HIV disease. Your head and chest cold indeed sounds just like a head and chest cold! The oral thrush could have been caused by your use of... Read more »

Questions Regarding Persistent Chest Infections

Dear Dr Robert, Thanks for all your work.I am 42 years old and since the age of 7 have had asthma and frequent chest infections. Sometimes up to 2 or 3 a year. I have also had years where mylungs were well behaved and caused no problems.However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inhalers has been linked to sudden asthma deaths. You are at considerable risk!Whether your increased symptoms are linked to your HIV disease, I can't say over the Internet, from the limited information provided. Whatever the cause, you need help... Read more »

Dr. Bob, please help! 2nd posting!

Dr. Bob please help me with my concern! But in order for you to fully understand my concern, I need to lay ALL the cards out on the table so here goes. On the night of January 6, 2000 I was on the receiving end of anal intercourse. The man was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should not be concerned about offending someone's puritanical sensibilities.Regarding your specific question, your negative HIV tests out to seven years from your Malaysian mayhem are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No... Read more »
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Can't stand it anymore

Posted by notyet, 1 Reply
...ejaculation, in fact he was in me for only about 30 to 45 seconds before I pulled away. Today I feel like crap with a sinus and chest cold that i'm hoping started from allergies and nothing related to HIV. I hate my life right now! Read more »

Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...questions is because we've had sex at least 5 times in the last month and a half. 3 weeks after the first intercourse I got a head/chest cold with a sore throat. Nothing too bad but it hasn't gone away. In fact, it's now 24 days that I've had... Read more »

a tenacious cold?

Posted by pozartistsd, 2 Replies
...somewhat push myself (ie: brisk walking, etc)? anybody have this type of problem? what is the "normal" recoup time? note: my HIV-neg roommate caught the very same thing and he's at about the same point in the healing process as me. I was... Read more »

constant cold

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...Hi friends... I have had a chest cold with a barky cough for almost 3 weeks now, I am miserable. It scares me that my immune system can't seem to fight this off. The Read more »