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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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First time exposure to HIV. Am I infected?

Dr. Frascino,I am not even sure if this is the right forum on which to ask this question, but here is my dilemma. I have been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend for three years. Both of us tested negative when we started dating and both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sir,This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his... Read more »

First time exposure to HIV. Am I infected?

Dr. Frascino, Here is my dilemma. I have been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend for three years. Both of us tested negative at the beginning of our relationship. After a heated argument last week, I got pretty intoxicated and ended up...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Unprotected sex places you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. That your random-hook-up-bottom-boy tops his positively charged partner bareback is worrisome. I agree with you this carries considerable risk. What his HIV test... Read more »

HIV most infectious first 49 days?

Hi,I had a condom broke on 4th of December and within 8 hours I was issues nPEP as the partner was HIV positive. Later I learned that my partner got infected likely late August / early September. I am really only afraid of HIV in the world and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The basic concept here is that HIV is most infectious when the HIV plasma viral load is very high. This occurs shortly after HIV primary infection before the immune system has had a chance to kick in and begin fighting the infection. There... Read more »

Fatigue in first year of infection

Dear DocHi - I wonder if you could help me ? I was infected in October last year, and am now suffering from variable fatigue ... some days I am OK and other days I really have to drag myself out of bed.Although I was depressed initially, this was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are many possible causes of fatigue in the setting of HIV disease. Often, several causes overlap. Here are a few of the common causes:1. Inadequate rest, sleep, diet, and/or exercise. An HIV-knowledgeable nutritionist may be of... Read more »
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Infections in first 3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

2 days after unprotected sex with a Female colleague I had the flu, 6 weeks later I had a stomch bug followed by another a week later and then a cold the following week. Would this happen if my immune systems was weak following HIV infection.... Read more »

Please help - Am I infected ? - (first post)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I would really appreciate if you could read through my story below and tell me if i still have a probability of getting HIV!

I am 28 male from India.I am a heterosexual.Here are the points that are worrying me:-

In early 2000 i had sex... Read more »

Am I at Risk for infection i have been un easy for the last few days.

Posted by pinkfloyd617, 2 Replies
I had my very first sexual encounter and it was with a prostitute. This happened 3 days ago and the day after the intercourse i was feeling sick. Something felt wrong and im not sure what it was. I havent had severe symptoms i just had a runny nose... Read more »

am I gonna be the first HIV+ guy coz of fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have talked with so many expert doctors and they all said if there's no wound on skin HIV can not pass through it. I said I'm biting my nails and there could be some breaks on epidermis but not the dermis layer.. they said even scars(but not the... Read more »