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Definite exposure/symptoms/petrified!

Bob,My boyfriend recently tested hiv+. Three and a half weeks after my last exposure - unprotected insertive anal intercourse - I developed sore throat but not really a fever. Sore throat is ongoing after five weeks but my doc thinks it may be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Im very sorry to hear about your boyfriends recent diagnoses. Im sure this must be very difficult time for you both. Your exposure is unprotected insertive anal intercourse with someone now known to be HIV positive. Yes, this does place you at... Read more »

Symptoms definitely not same as disease

Hello Doctor!, I just wanted to write this and "hopefully you will be kind enough to post... Read more »

HIV-Hep coinfection: test results definitive?

Thanks so much for the personal time that you continue to dedicate to answering questions through... Read more »
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American Academy of HIV Medicine

California Governor Vetoes AB937 but Orders HIV Specialist Definition

In a letter dated October 10, 2001, Governor Gray Davis explained that he vetoed California bill AB937 because it would have required the California Department of Health Services to develop risk-adjusted rates. However, in the same letter, Governor... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Would "Remain a Threat" Even If World Achieved "AIDS-Free Generation" by Any Definition

Lawrence Altman, former senior medical correspondent for the New York Times , writes in an opinion analysis in the newspaper that while there was much discussion about "ending the AIDS epidemic" and an "AIDS-free generation" at the XIX... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No Definitive Link Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Increased Risk of HIV Infection Among Women, CDC Says

"There is no clear link between the use of contraceptives such as the birth control pill or Depo-Provera shots and an increased risk that a woman will contract HIV, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday," Reuters ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis

Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
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definite exposure symptoms but negative how?

Posted by jason22, 2 Replies
I have a question that I could not find addressed anywhere online. I know that the window period for HIV testing is stated as being anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, with many places saying 3 months.

What I do not understand is, what kind of... Read more »

Definite Symptoms But Still Negative. Why?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi Folks!

I'm wondering if somebody could shed some light on my problem...About 2 years ago I had unprotected sex with a prostitute (20 intercourse sessions or more). About 2 weeks later I developed an ARS like illness that disappeared after 1 week.... Read more »

Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »

A definite answer PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am antibody negative as of 20 1/2 weeks since my exposure. I still experience several symptoms and can't understand what is going on with my body. I finally had my doctor to order a more extensive test, but I think he ordered the wrong one. It... Read more »