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Hiv Pos Symptoms

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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »

tests neg.- clinical pos.!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a lot of pain and hiv -symptoms after a risk.(lymph-pain,body pain, skinproblems and more) Every day severe symptoms and pain !!! Not in my head! Another malady was not founded. I have done 5 elisa-tests for hiv1 and hiv 2 about 14 months.... Read more »

3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello Friends,

I was exposed to pos+ woman, vag intercourse.
no condom, 0.5hrs.
Tested neg 3.5 mths elisa 3rd generation, and neg hiv1 pcr
both tests done by A.I.M. health labs.
I had the symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and white tonge with ulcerations.... Read more »

Lying about being HIV pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I would like some discussion on lying about being HIV pos. I really think this is an ethical delimma. I guess I am going to ask the forbiden question. Has anyone, knowing full well they are HIV pos, engaged in unprotective sex? Or, when asked... Read more »

HIV pos female looking to make genuine pos buddies

Posted by Ria, 3 Replies
Hi. Being detected with HIV kind of makes you feel lonely in a strange way, even though you still have the same family, the same friends around you, the same colleagues, everything....
I am here, not to get rid of the loneliness, but to be helped ... Read more »
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My symptoms do mean pos!!

I know you can diagnose through emails and not expecting this to beposted, but hope you do read it. I have found some peace in your words of wisdom. I had a one time 20 sec, no protection sex. Laugh if you want, I did. This all happened over a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So here you didn't expect an answer and yet, BINGO, you get one! Surprise.Next, you state, "My symptoms do mean pos." I'm willing to bet when you take your HIV test you'll have another surprise waiting for you! Negative!... Read more »

re: symptoms do mean pos..

Hi Doc, hope you had some fun on your trip. Will be last question, before I write and tell you I am pos. My travels keep me away from home, so I take the home tests. I had rash on chest, dry skin, sore throat, loose stools, night sweats, seborrhea...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello CJ,"Will be last question before I write in and tell you I am positive????" What????? The reason you think you're positive is that you had a three-month test and it was negative???? Hey, CJ, I gotta tell you, things just... Read more »


I was wondering.. In June of 97 i was put in the hospital with an unknown sickness they gave me so many antibiotics and my head hurt so bad and my fever stayedat 101. MY docter couldnt find out what was wrong but in feb 99 she tested me and i had...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is possible that your illness in 1997 was how your HIV manifested itself, but there is no way now to know for sure. Usually symptoms start 10-21 days after exposure.... Read more »

HIV pos. and neg. pregnant women, any difference?

I want to know during pregnancy, will a hiv+ woman experience problems other women don't have? like recurrent yeast infection, etc?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
As is the case in non-pregnant women, the incidence of HIV-related signs and symptoms during pregnancy correlates with HIV disease status (viral load and CD4+ T cell count). Antiretroviral therapy is thus recommended to optimize maternal health ,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

I Ride Because I Can -- A Pos Ped Perspective

I ride because I can. I ride for those who cannot. I ride because too many won't. This is a common sentiment among AIDS Ride Positive Pedelers, or Pos Peds. We are a group of riders who come together from all walks of life and choose to participate... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Pos Hetero 2001 Summit Takes Place in March

"Empower, Unite, And Join The Fight" is the theme of the four-day Pos Hetero Summit 2001, a conference to be held from Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March 4 at the Hanalei Hotel in San Diego. The Pos Hetero Summit, sponsored by Heterochat and... Read more »
The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »

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... Read more »