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Early HIV Positive Symptoms

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Dr.Bob,I have to say I was reminded how amazing you are when I received a mailing from your foundation yesterday and truly respect how unselfish you are and all you do. As I reflect upon my year, I am grateful to have learned there are people like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello S.B.,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story as well as your newfound insights. BRAVO! I'm confident your testimonial will help other chronic testers in the "I'm Positive I'm Positive" group to find... Read more »


Hi, I am watching your posts and you are doing great work by helping people in clarifying the doubts.I will donate to your foundation. It is almost 1 year I had sex with sex worker in florida. Please let me know what are the possible symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The "possible symptoms of HIV" vary greatly from person to person. I'll repost a question from the archives that discussed the potential signs and symptoms associated with HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome).Finally, sex is... Read more »

Early symptoms....

Dr Bob, Still luvin' your work!A states on nearly every werbsite that AIDS doesnt usually develop for up to around 3 - 10 years?Could a person have symptoms from as early as 3 - 6 months after infection? Or even a year later?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Considering that Rodeo Clown Dubya got reelected, I'd have to say anything, no matter how improbable and nonsensical, is possible. But generally speaking the natural history of this disease is that after the symptoms related to acute... Read more »

Early Symptoms

Once infected with HIV is it likely that any symptoms will appear in the time following the exposure( say 3 -4 weeks)....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The acute retroviral syndrome, or symptomatic primary HIV infection, occurs in anywhere from 50 to 90% of people who become HIV infected, usually 2 to 4 weeks after exposure. The symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, and... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Too early for symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sorry if this is not allowed here but on the forum it says we can discuss other STI's as well as HIV.

New Years Eve I had an encounter with a guy I had been talking to over the internet. We engaged in oral sex (passive and receptive), him performing... Read more »

HELP--Early ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a married mother of 3. Last weekend had unprotected sex (no ejaculation) as a one night stand. 3 days later had a yeast infection, sore throat and cough. My husband got a bronchial infection 2 days after that. 5 days post exposure have an... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... Read more »