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Feeling Well With Advanced Hiv

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The Body

What Is HIV?

...can make you sick. It does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short time after being infected. The only way you can tell if you have HIV is to get an...
Ask the Experts

Is this normal - has my HIV diagnosis really sunk in?

I got diagnosed with HIV three weeks ago, after experiencing swollen lymph glands - my husband is negative. My initial shock lasted like 5 -10 min. We both took a week free from work and studies. Now we are back to our daily lives. I live in a...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...partner who is very supportive. Both are really important in staying healthy. Something as significant as hearing you are HIV+ requires a long process of adaptation and acceptance. Your initial shock may have only lasted a few minutes, but... Read more »

I feel like crap! Damn good looking Guy!

Hey Dr Bob, OK, the guy was so hot! I had unprotected oral sex with an HIV pos male where I swallowed a small amount of semen. I had no sores or bleeding gums. He told me afterward that he was positive but he was in good health and he had been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Are you overreacting? Read more »

Feeling like im always contracting hiv from bizzare conditons

Dr Bob, I want to start of by saying I am 23, I never engaged in any sexual act and never did any drugs or shared any needles. I feel though since I was 14 that I have been contracting hiv every day or so from bizzare conditions. Just to name a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You feel as though since age 14 that you've been contracting HIV every day or so from bizarre conditions??? You're now 23 so that means you've thought you've contracted HIV exactly 3285 times! Read more »

t cell count 34

i have an cousin who gotvery ill he has been HIV positive for yearsfound out he has full blown AIDS with a t cell count of 34 just started meds how long will he live
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES's appointments and takes his medications with as perfect adherence as humanly possible.Best of health to him and please feel free to write back anytime.BY Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

... Fact Sheet 553 .) Anti-HIV medications may have unpleasant side effects. This might give the HIV-positive partner negative feelings about their body and their health. It may be difficult to feel attractive and have a normal romantic... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

... Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know their HIV status. Many of these people look and feel healthy and do not think they are at risk. But the truth is that anyone of any age, gender, race, sexual... Read more »
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Not sure what I'm feeling ...

Posted by guyinwa77, 8 Replies
...Last Friday, 9.18.09, I found out from my doctor that I was HIV+. About 3 weeks previous to that I came down with a terrible 'flu', as I was diagnosed by one physician, and it is just starting Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
...out of bed. Yesterday he called me after getting his blood test results. Even though I knew in theory that he was likely HIV + I was devastated to hear he's been diagnosed with "full-blown" AIDS as he put it. His life has been hell for a... Read more »

on the rollercoaster of HIV

Posted by pozpete, 1 Reply
...trip to New Zealand from California) I went into a walk-in clinic and asked for the full gamut of STD tests including hep and hiv. I didn't think it was a high pobability since I have been very good about being protected when having... Read more »


Posted by Jessie, 6 Replies all. Since I have found out about my HIV status and how I contracted it, I have not been able to function as I once did. I feel lonely all the time, have had several breakdowns and now I am not working after having the same job for 16yrs. It... Read more »