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Flu Symptoms After Bj Worried I Have HIV

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Should I worry about dental infections and colds/flu not on meds?

I'm not on meds yet. CD-4 around 800. VL 24,000 at highest reading but 6,000 last test. My doc wants to wait to put me on meds. I have had much anxiety about my health since learning my HIV status late last year. I actually think my physical...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...same anxiety until you realize that you are not as fragile as you think.It is certainly wise to take precautions during cold/flu season to remain healthy. What you read is true that CD4 counts can drop temporarily during a bad cold or the flu... Read more »

Worry well or Need to worry??

Hi Dr. Bob; Love the work you do here, and promise to donate $50(as every year). Hoping you could... Read more »

please answer, very very worried about hiv ars symptoms

Hi Dr. Bob, I understand you have many people to respond to but I really need some feedback of... Read more »
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...stockpile it. It is available. Is this the sort of thing that is typically covered by private health insurance, Medicare, ADAPs [AIDS Drug Assistance Programs]? It's covered by private health insurance. I'm not aware of whether it's on ADAP... Read more »
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...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major components: ... Read more »
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H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV: How U.S. HIV Health Care Settings Are Gearing Up for the 2009 Flu Season

...been hearing pretty much from all of my HIV positive patients concerns about the H1N1 flu. They want to know what they need to worry about. And certainly everything that Dr. Brooks discussed are the education that we're trying to provide them as... Read more »
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worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these symptoms(in particular the severe band and neck pains) sound like I could have possibly... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...reason. are these possibly symptoms of acute hiv? the woman said she often had unprotected sex. i'm very scared :-( i only started worrying about a week after the night i got sick when i started thinking the throwing up might somehow be connected... Read more »

uk worries

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...event, matter of days i became ill, with the flu/stiff neck. i went to the doctors staright away and they said i had the comman flu and not to worry bout hiv. But i did which made me ill or i thought i was ill for a long period of time. I dont ... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...symptoms that is alarming, as well as their timing after my exposure. What also frightens me is that my wife experienced a flu of sorts 6 days after exposure. and I didn't catch it. They say ARS symptoms don't present within a matter of days,... Read more »