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Flu-like Illness With Negative Tests

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Tested negative 2 times but have repeated illnesses

I had intercourse with a stranger about 1 year ago and I have been tested 2 times in the past 3 months. all the tests came back negative, but I still keep getting flu like symptoms over and over again. I feel I have HIV but my doctor say no that its...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I suggest you listen to your doctor. Stress is causing your symptoms. Consequently, you need some help coping with your irrational HIV fears, anxiety and stress. Ask your doctor for a referral to a therapist. You need therapy to confront a very... Read more »

Unsafe Sex ->, Flu-like Illness -> Health Issues

Hello Dr. Conway:I engaged in a potentially very risky sexual act early in 2006 (unprotected receptive anal sex). That incident was the only time I have done this act before or since. The person I had sex with was of unknown HIV status, and when I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Dear Tim:I think you have had enough HIV testing to rule this out as a cause of your symptoms. Warts are extremely contagious and it may well be that this is what you acquired during this contact, or other lower risk contacts. As for the... Read more »


Hi, doctor, excuse me i dont have money for pay to you, but, i hope that you give me a orientation.In may 2009 i Had a sexual relation with a sexual worker, a hurt in my mouth had contact with breast milk of her, 6 weeks later I fell very ill, with...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry that you are feeling well. Our advice here is free and I am glad that you have written in.The testing you have done proves that your symptoms are not from HIV infection. No further HIV testing needs to be done.The EBV VCA IgM positive... Read more »

"False positive" oral test, followed by negative blood test

I tried to submit this yesterday, but it seemed to not work. I just took a look at your foundation page. So you're a concert pianist? Very commendable. I'll have to check back for any future concerts. I myself am a violinist.Well here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Fiddle Player,Relax, Max! You are HIV negative. Your first test was indeed a "false positive" ELISA as confirmed by subsequent non-reactive Western Blots and the follow-up negative HIV antibody test seven months later. No further HIV... Read more »
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When the negative testing doesnt seem to be enough

Posted by Regret101, 5 Replies
Well most know my story and have really helped me a long the way. I had exposure 9 weeks ago and developed a flu, achy legs, very sore throat, canker and blisters in mouth, and a general low energy level. I tested at 3,5 and 8 weeks and all... Read more »

Negative test&lesson

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK. I just got my test results. I am negative. I want to share with all of you waiting for the results my story and perhaps give some of you peace of mind. All was well up till few weeks ago; because of what i considered as low risk exposure (hetero... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys

Sorry I am late posting this, got back late from London and was trying to post a message but I took so long posting it that I lost my internet connection in between and thought i would wait until after a nights sleep, make sure i gave you all... Read more »

Read his Symptoms from year 2000 - tested negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a mutual masturbation with a masseuse on September 18. After finishing, I proceeded to clean myself and I accidently squized the tip of my penis several times very hard. So theoratically, I was exposed to the virus. 6 weeks(38 days) after my... Read more »