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Flu Symptoms After Touching Dried Blood Worried I Have HIV

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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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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
...What you are feeling is very understandable when you have recently been diagnosed with HIV. Many people go through the same anxiety until you realize that you are not as fragile as you think.It is certainly wise to Read more »

Needle worry...very very worried (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went to a Club/Bar in China and i was wearing my Jeans (and also underwear inside the jeans)i was standing and suddenly i felt a sting kind of stuff on my right butt cheek. I tried to feel for what happened(after around 2 second) but cudnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time seem ideal for some vengeful HIV addict to seek his victim. The lighting was dim, I was engrossed etc etc Can I ask, if my worries are truly paranoid and unfounded, and there is no possibility of such an episode occuring, and that I'm just... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but is very active in helping others and always maitains a positive attitude, this is just amazing!!I have a question, suppose dried blood from an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to ultimately get well remains completely unchanged. By the way, the lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph glands) associated with HIV/AIDS are generally painless.Good luck.Dr. BobDon't Hate!!!!!Sep 5, 2007A Sensible Question This time? Re: Unusual... Read more »

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!! ...worried about possible needlestick injury (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went out last night and as I walked through a big crowd, I felt a scratch-like pain on my leg. I very briefly looked at my leg but had to keep it moving cos there were people behind me. Anyway, I forgot about it and enjoyed the rest of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...instance we all now realize there is no such thing as a compassionate conservative rational Republication, right? Well your worries about psychopathic homicidal HIVers hiding needles in furniture fits right in with the rest of these myths. To... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...planning a pregnancy during flu season; people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and HIV/AIDS; people 50 years and older; people who live, work or volunteer in health care facilities; and people with... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether genetically, biologically or... Read more »
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Worried for 3 months, PLEASE Help

Posted by Om3ga3, 1 Reply
...from them, could my prolonged jabbing cause them to be inflamed further? Also, most importantly, could I have been exposed to HIV from my cut on my hand and are my symptoms (nodes and ulcer especially) consistent with HIV infection? I mean, i... 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 »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...recurred.the following days i got better gradually but remained very tired for no apparent 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... Read more »

My Story

Posted by Raider, 4 Replies
...Hello all Firstly I'd like to say what a fantastic site this is for persons suffering with HIV/AIDS but also an informative site for those who are not. Well where do I start..... I am a young gay man from Australia (25yrs) Read more »