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Getting Sick With Hiv

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Ask the Experts

I 'am HIV postive, and I'am not getting sick. (HELP ME)

Hi: Dr. Mark my name is Eric I'm 42 (young black african american).I'm HIV postive.I was diagniso when I was 20 years old.(I wish i could repeat that day again and not have taken that test). I have not taken any medication for the past 7...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You are in great shape and your immune system appears to be handling the viral infection on its own just fine. Given how long you have had HIV infection, I suspect you will continue to do very well for a long time to come.... Read more »

Feeling Sick and Being Well or Feeling Well and Getting Sick

Can how one feels predict the results of the next set of labs?It is common to find people who feel... Read more »

Keep getting sick...

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and HIV in 2004. I went throught MOPP chemotherapy for 6... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV Hypochondria "Am I going crazy or am I really getting sick?"

I tested HIV-positive one year ago. My problem is that I feel very tired and stressed out and I think every minute, "O.K. this is it, I now have AIDS!" I go to the doctor all the time and the appointments always end in the same way. This is how... Read more »
Project Inform

Getting Informed About HIV

What Is HIV Disease? Simply put, HIV disease is a disease of the immune system, although it can affect other parts of the body like the brain or kidneys. HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) causes disease because it gets into immune cells --... Read more »

An HIV-Anniversary ER Trip During Sick Season

Brooke Davidoff Four years ago on Jan. 8 I was diagnosed ; yesterday Myles my three year old and I spent a good two-plus hours in an emergency room waiting room waiting to see what was going on with my husband Keanen. Keanen has been sick since... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Guide to HIV, Pregnancy and Women's Health: Tips to Help With Morning Sickness or Drug-Associated Nausea

Eat smaller meals and snack more frequently rather than eating just a few larger meals. Try to eat more bland foods. Avoid foods that are spicy, greasy or strong smelling. Leave some dry crackers by your bed. Eat one or two before you get up in... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
MAN! I cannot believe this I am getting sick! I NEVER get sick. My nodes are swollen, I am exhausted, and my throat is all SCRATCHEEEEEE! Don't mean to whine, but I am questioning whether these symptoms are stemming from a possible exposure I... Read more »

What's the point...... sick of being sick

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I think I have lost my desire to keep fighting this disease. I am always tired and the meds make me sick.

My viral load is 30k and my cd4's are around 300... but I am just tired of it. I have was diagnosed in 97 and started feeling ill around the... Read more »

scared sick or HIV?

Posted by QQQ, 2 Replies
Can anybody help? I had unprotected vaginal sex with female a met in a bar back in mid april 2000. She was slightly menstruating at the time. I developed some small zits around my groin area, but they went away after a week and have not returned.... Read more »

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

Posted by kdman, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I've been reading these boards and Dr Bob's Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time.

I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe... Read more »