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worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the symptoms I had suffered are a sign of ARS.On my way to a clinic in West Hollywood I had noticed I had a bleeding cuticle. I noticed the bleeding about 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and give people hugs and kisses all day long.To answer your specific questions:1. No.2. No.3. No.4. No risk and yes, you're worried about nothing.I'd suggest you peruse the wealth of information on this site, in its archives and on the related... Read more »

acute HIV or just coincidence?! worried!- please answer!

Dear Doc, I'm a male and had unprotected vaginal sex with an unknown HIV status female I... Read more »

Worried sick of possible HIV infection

I am new to this site but have found great info. here. I have searched archives and found some... Read more »
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When to Worry?

Posted by JAGuar, 3 Replies
...25 yrs old, living in Los Angeles, diagnosed May 20th. Have since gotten two CD4's of 630. My question is, when should I be worried about a sniffle, a weight change, or anything really. It is hard not to freak out about anything that might... Read more »

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

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...second encounter, but there was no fever, which again (from what I've read) is quite a common symptom of ARS. I also had no cough, no rash, no lymph nodes, and no sore throat. Only cold chills, muscle aches, and fatigue. And bottom line, I know... Read more »

Really Really Worried

Posted by shuda, 2 Replies
...wearing one sometimes two condoms. I was tested negative in 2002 and I havent had sex since then. However, this Jan 1st, I got cough and fever, I went to a doctor who thought it to be FLU. The fever is gone now and I dont have any of the... Read more »

Do I need to be worried??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...woman also performs in adult movies and she says she is tested regularly. within the last 4 days I have developed a scratchy cough and runny nose. I am not sure if that is early signs of HIV or am Ineedlsey worried. This is also the second... Read more »