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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 advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Worth the worry?

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for all of the great work that you do here -- it's a really informative and helpful resource.I'm a 23yo gay male. At the end of 2010, I went out with friends, got very drunk, and met a guy at a club. He had the honesty and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,For the level of potential HIV-acquisition risk described, I agree PEP was not warranted; however, HIV testing certainly is. Your overall risk is reasonably Read more »

Worried All Over Again?

Hi Dr. Bob,I will try to make a long story short. In August of 2008 I unfortunately got severely intoxicated in Edinburgh, Scotland, by myself at a club. I sat down in a doorway up the street, puked and passed out. Later that night when I came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."Am I being completely ridiculous, or is there warrant for concern here?" The answer is completely ridiculous.Your negative HIV-antibody test 14 weeks after your Edinburgh adventure is definitive and conclusive. Your fears of being anally raped... Read more »

Still Worried

Hello,Let me first write that I am a huge admirer of what it is you folks do for people and I hope you all recognize and are commended on the fact that you are providing a tremendous service and helping people live better lives. I had a vaginal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your kind comments.I'm assuming your "vaginal sexual contact" was unprotected. Unprotected sex does indeed place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, Read more »

I was worried for two years

Dear Dr Bob. This is not a question infact. This is my experience. I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in. I hope others trapped in their own self-induced worried-well hell will do as you say (get tested) and not as you did (waste two years searching the Internet for symptoms and convincing Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related Read more »
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To those who are worried

Posted by aaaaaa, 2 Replies
...good look through this site, it really helped me when I thought there was a good chance I was infected. I had unprotected anal sex with a man I didnt know very well on one occasion (I was very drunk). Stupid thing to do, but we've all been... Read more »

Tested NEG but still WORRIED WELLsss..PLS HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...follows: Sex incident 1) About 18-19 mths ago, I had twice unprotected oral and virginal sex with a girl which I do not know the HIV and STD status. Interval of the 2 sex incidence is a few days. After the first incident there was nothing but... Read more »

Worried about symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello I have a question about some symptoms. On 6/11/06 I had a expossure. almost five weeks later i got the flu and sore throat and one day of fever. Since then I get a soar throat on and off and yesterday after almost 8 weeks of exposure Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...cold chills, and muscle aches. No fever, though. THIS was when the madness began -- I started going on the Internet, and my HIV-hypochondria/obsession started getting out of control. I've seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me... Read more »