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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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hi . ms shannon, i did a test hiv1 hiv 2 four weeks after incident.

Hello Ms. SouthallI did oral sex to a girl who i dont know her hiv status and i had an herpex simple in my lipsi also did penetration but with condom so, thats ok i think.i went to the laboratory and did test hiv1 and hiv2it was negative... i did...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,You are on the right course for testing. Rapid HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. Having a sore on your mouth does create an opening for the possibility of HIV transmission, but only if... Read more »

Chances of seroconversion after 8 weeks negative

Dear Dr. Bob,I recently completed PEP treatment from my exposure eight weeks ago. 42 hours after exposure, I started to take Truvada(only medication) and took for 28 days. Took the tests 4 weeks and 6 weeks ( with screening for other STD), and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV exposure was extremely brief -- five seconds of unprotected anal receptive sex. You began a two-drug PEP regimen at 42 hours and completed a full 28-day course. You have had negative HIV-antibody tests at four, six and eight weeks; all... Read more »

Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here who are trying to find information on HIV. I was diagnosed as positive a year and a half ago and you've been there since week one. So thanks,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your very kind comments!Regarding your negative top-gun stud, condom failure does place him at some degree of risk for HIV. Certainly that you are on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that has driven your plasma HIV viral... Read more »

Symptoms & chances of infection

4 weeks ago I had what I think was probably unprotected sex (I was almost blacked out drunk) with a random guy who I don't know and can't talk to, I was extremely drunk and I regret it sooo much, it was way out of character, I've...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIYes the symptoms you experienced are too soon for HIV. The important thing to remember is that there are other sexually transmitted infections out there that are much easier to catch than HIV.The best thing to do will be to have a full STI... Read more »
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Four weeks left to go

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
No screaming anguish this time, I promise. Sorry.

It's now four weeks to go for the 'make or break' test. Weighing up all the odds statistically, I'll be fine... looking at my symptoms, and, heart-breakingly, those of my partner, I'm not remotely... Read more »

No ARS symptoms = lower chance of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'd had a risky experience earlier this month. ARS, as I understand it, appears in the majority of cases (50-70%) of HIV infection within three to six weeks of infection.

I haven't noticed any flu-like symptoms. If I don't, does that mean that my... Read more »

are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Okay, I know this is gonna sound like a stupid question, but I need an answer for it. abou three weeks ago i met someone online. all we did was oral and some fingering (we're both guys). a few days later me and a friend go to the movies, we both get... Read more »

I can't stop looking!!!! what are my chances?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had risky encounter 11 weeks ago...although I never had any "flu" symptoms, I had a headache, but that didn't come on until I began worrying beyong all reason and searching the internet for symptoms, etc. Then I got a sore throat and swollen gland... Read more »