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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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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...understanding of how HIV is and is not transmitted. Dr. BobFacts for Life What You and the People You Care About Need to Know About HIV/AIDS 2006 Frequently Asked Questions What is HIV? What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV... Read more »

Shared Cocaine Snorting Straw With Someone, and Worried (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2008)

About two weeks ago I shared a straw to snort cocaine with a friend twice in one night. Now I am feeling extremely worried that I could have contracted HIV, Hep C, or Hep B. How much of a risk did I put myself at? I don't recall noticing any blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood on the dollar bill would be extremely low at best. However, even you have not contracted a bloodborne pathogen, such as HIV or hepatitis, I'm still concerned about your health, because you are using cocaine. Cocaine can rob you of your... Read more »

ABOUT UNDUE WORRYING

I have been following your site with great intent over the past three months..ever since I put myself in an extremely low risk encounter. I'm writing this message to tell all the people out there who have been told that their encounter is low risk...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...one that is very important for survival and motivation. While it is important for people to find ways of coping with anxiety (worrying might be one expression of anxiety), some people may have difficulty coping with or stopping their anxiety... Read more »

Dr Bob, Please Post for Worried wells

Hi Doctor Bob, I finally recieved a answer from you the other day, I was the Doc Bob, Please Answer guy with the Vicodin Addiction. After all this time and all this stress, I finally grew a set and went to the local neighborhood health clinic and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...congratulations! (I won't even say "told ya so!" Although I am a bit tempted to do so.)Thanks for your kind comments and writing in to share your story and newfound insights.Finally, I must say that new "set" you grew are impressive indeed and... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
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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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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...medical literature, including (1) a postal worker in New York who refused to deliver mail to a public health clinic caring for HIV/AIDS patients, because he feared acquiring the disease from their letters and (2) a dude in the UK who routinely... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
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Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...Is it possible to contract HIV through someone's yeast? I've been reading everywhere that oral thrush is caused primarily by HIV/AIDS people, and that since I contracted a yeast infection on my penis from receiving oral, then that person was... Read more »

I spent so much time worrying

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...For the past five years, I have spent many minutes and hours worrying that I carried the HIV virus. I wasn't aware that any of the partners I had were infected, but I was still worried because in the past 10 years, I had Read more »

early hiv, worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, just wondering if you guys who are HIV+ out there can remember when you first got infected, if you experienced any of the suite of symptoms known as acute retroviral Read more »

what are the symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...After reading through all these questions and storys of people worrying over symtptoms they have I was wondering if anyone with HIV could share what symptoms they had before they got tested? I can research the internet for hours and all I can... Read more »