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Hiv Symptoms Rare After 6 Weeks

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Rare Case or OCD?

Hi Shannon,Im crackin' up.I seem to have every symptom of hiv, just not sure what stage.Ive had the night sweats and flu stage, sore throat/swollen tonsils, muscle pain and loss of muscles everywhere on my body, white tongue, testicul pains,...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThis does sound like stress is getting to you. Depending on what your possible exposure was the testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures... Read more »

rare strains of hiv into perspective; what keeps the fear going?

Hi Ryan. First of all thank you for this site, your patience, and your invaluable insight. I read with some interest your recent reply to rare strains of HIV. This has become a preoccupation with me (to put it mildly). My thoughts on this topic are...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thanks for your honesty. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time. You are definitely NOT alone.Let me make a suggestion: trying to convince yourself that you are or are not HIV infected is going to be an endless, painful... Read more »

Very Scared- Rare strain of HIV. Wife pregnant

Dear Doctor,Firstly, let me congratulate you on your great work.Please let me know how I can contribute to your cause from outside USA. I am from India. I have been to Nigeria 6 years back and had an incidence of protected sex there. But the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief.You've had two negative rapid tests, five negative ELISA tests and a normal CD4-cell count. What part of "HIV is not your problem" don't you understand?Your borderline positive ANA would not affect your... Read more »

Could I be one of those rare rare instances? Please help.

What are the chances that I could be hiv positive but testing hiv negative 4 1/2 years after potential exposure to hiv? The reason I am doubting my hiv negative status(4 1/2 years after last risky event) is due to the numberof symptoms I have that...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It would be extremely unlikely given the sensitivity of todays HIV antibody tests. A DNA PCR test would be definitive.MH... Read more »
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Rare Strain???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is your opinion? Following intercourse (unprotected insertive vaginal) with a sex worker in the Philippines in July, 2002 I experiences a flu-like illness 3 weeks later. Most symptoms subsided in a week or so, some lasted a longer. ... Read more »

Rare occasion, no antibodies? Please answer

Posted by ImmuneFail, 2 Replies
Hi, first off I just wanted to tell you I've never had any serious life threatening conditions nor any known immune system problems, I had a normal immune system. I don't do drugs or even drink often. I eat pretty healthy and try to stay at active... Read more »

Symptoms At 11 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I started getting general swelling in lymph nodes and tingling in my fingers at about 8-10 weeks... I know symptoms vary, but is it possibly symptoms would appear so late after the exposure? Is it possible some symptoms come and go and others... Read more »

very rare exposure, please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all,

I have a very rare incident related to HIV, I am very not sure do I have any risk at all! Can I have any opinion from you?

Here is my incident:
i am very worry on someone did add some semen on my glass of beer, will I get infected hiv from... Read more »