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Fatigue 5 Months No Antibodies

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Extreme fatigue and hiv progression.

I have been worried since December 2008 that I have hiv. I have tested negative five times in the past 18 months but still experience many symptoms of hiv. I am extremley worried, its all I think about! I have read many posts that say at this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...extremely worried, it's all I think about!" Your problem is anxiety and irrational fear. Your five negative tests out to 18 months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able, even if you had contracted hepatitis C or something else, which is... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Hello. I am 17 years old and had unprotected sex 12 months ago. On the 5th day following... Read more »

Resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: My odds & HIV

Heya Dr Bob, I've been reading for a while now and really do appreciate the constant... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...and/or anal sex Chlamydia urine test or vaginal swab Hepatitis tests (See fact sheet 506 ): Tests look for hepatitis antibodies and antigens for hepatitis A, B, and C. Positive results can lead to further tests, treatment, or... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...get more than a mild fever, if at all. Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly. They may include a high fever, body aches, extreme fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat and chills. Symptoms start to develop from one to four days after being... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...enough nutrients, your energy level will be low. Diarrhea can rob your body of nutrients and cause fatigue. See Fact Sheet 554 on diarrhea, 800 on nutrition, and 801 on vitamins. If possible, meet with a dietitian who knows about HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...risk to others. If I had Hepatitis B in the past, can I get it again? No, once you recover from Hepatitis B, you develop antibodies that protect you from the virus for life. An antibody is a substance found in the blood that the body... Read more »
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Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...lymph node swelling on the right side under the jaw and extending to under the ear. I estimate haven been on antibiotics 12 15 times in the last 1.5 years. Tested negative home HIV at 3m, 6m, 21m; tested negative at Dr. office at 4m and just... Read more »

Is this a symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...battling fatigue and have had some muscle loss in arms. Also have lil red dot rash on shoulders and near armpits. Had neg. PCR 5 weeks after incident by Specialized Testing. Should I be worried? Read more »

test question please!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you had a possible sexual exposure to hiv and expierenced lots of symptoms, rash, mouth ulcer, extreme fatigue, sore throat, would a proviral dna by pcr rule in ir out the cause of the illness, at 30 days taken reguardless if the fatigue Read more »

Please help! I had sex with positive male.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...headaches, sore throat, and body aches that last for a week. Since then, I've had numerous headaches and diarreha more than 5 times a month. Also, I had a wierd experience where I took sudifed and had an allergic reation and was itching all... Read more »