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Hiv Symptoms In Teenagers

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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 -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Naive Teenager

I was a naive teenager and had a lot of sex. I am terrified of getting tested for HIV, but I feel it is something I should do? I have not had any symptoms nor have any of my sexual partners mentioned anything about being HIV+, but I do not know for...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is to have specific HIv testing. I would urge you to do so as soon as possible.... Read more »

Teenage patients

Younger brother has AIDS and is very irregular in following his treatment, check-ups and so on. I know from experience that pushing him to be more diligent will no doubt result in the opposite reaction. My question is: do you have teenage patients...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV+ adolescents are very tough, and your instincts are right about bugging him -- he'll just become oppositional. The ideal thing is for him to get his care from an adolescent medicine specialist that works with HIV+ young people. One way to... Read more »

Teenager going crazy...could I be a hypochondriac?

IT has been 5 months since my sexual encounter where precum is the only possible way I can have contracted HIV. But I am so scared. Lately I have had a really dry mouth and I have been examining it like crazy. I first noticed that I have a white...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Many of the symptoms you refer to in this question are common every day occurrences in the general population. For instance, dry mouth is a very common condition that can be related to stress, smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and numerous... Read more »

Confuse Teenager

Dear Dr. Shannon; I am 16 years and I have read a lot of articles an sometimes if not most times they have something different to say about ARS- HIV Related Symptoms and AIDS. My first question to you is as follows:( 1) If someone was to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for your questions.1. In testing someone for HIV there is what we call a window period. This time is a time when someone can be positive and test result show negative. The reason for this is the testing is looking for the body developing... Read more »
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Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »

advise for telling my teenage

Posted by masosa, 2 Replies
Anyone with advise on telling children. I haven't coped myself but people are taking my right to privacy and telling my story. I wanted to shelter her and my son a few more years but may be forced now. Help Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »