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Hiv Exposure Early Symptoms

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
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Follow Up: K's 14 week post exposure HIV 1/2 test (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER REGAINS HIS SANITY AND TESTS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...illness.You might say i am at no risk and the symptoms are too early, but an already supressed or activated immune system can cause early symptoms or incubation symptoms right?, and i have no way of knowing if the condom failed or not. Also i... Read more »

Concerned About HIV Exposure - Please Help!

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am writing to because I am terrified and need someone to talk to. Last week, I slept with a prostitute in Mexico. I was really drunk and did not think about the risks of such a thing. When we arrived at my hotel, she performed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

SCARED OF HIV

Dear Dr.I had sex with a prostitute 4 months back. I had used a condom (I don't konw it broke or not). After 2 days I had muscle aches . A few days after, I had pain in lymph nodes in my neck. I did not have diarrhea or fever during these 4 months....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
On the face of it, the symptoms happening 2 days after the exposure is too early to be due to HIV itself. The other symptoms you describe are fairly non-specific, and without knowing the specifics of the exposure you had with the prostitute, it is... Read more »

lipodystrophy vs. lipoatrophy

Your advice in these forums is inspiring and extremely helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to help people like me cope with a variety of issues. I have a few questions that I would really appreciate your advice on.Is lipoatrophy the...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
So get tested! I seriously doubt you could have LD 2 1/2 months after exposure.Lipoatrophy means fat loss, typically in the face, arms, legs. LD is a catch-all term that we use to describe any or all of the fat redistribution stuff that we see... Read more »
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The Well Project

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 HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? ... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

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HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »

Exposure to HIV .PLEASE HLEP ME !!!!!

Posted by teoqn2
Dear doctors,please help me ,few days a go ,i went to a HIV Testing Centre to test for HIV, the result is negative but before i was taken blood , there are two spouses were HIV ,also come to this centre to check their CD4 tests,they put their ... Read more »

When Can I Feel Safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am not infected? I recently developed a swollen lymph node gland and am totally paranoid as I have researched the common early symptoms of hiv infection and that is one of them. Someone please respond if you have knowledge on this issue. Read more »