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Hiv Symptoms To Be Aware Of

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...maintain an erection may contribute to increased rates of sexual activity and sexually transmitted diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older people. This can result in hiding their infection from family and friends. Is HIV Disease...
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Frustrated!! I have so many HIV symptoms

I have been have extremely tired (I guess you would call it a general sense of malaise), had frequent urination issues, and erectile disfunction for the past 8 years. I went to three separate doctors over the past 8 years for full physicals (blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So you're sick and tired of being sick and tired? Here's the way I see it (from a cyberspace perspective):1.Your two negative Home Access Tests are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. I see no reason to test for HIV-2, unless... Read more »


Hi doctor.I am a busy college student that has constant stress with that has a immune dyfysciancy which does not help with my current worries. I had a bad encountor when a couple years ago which i was forced to have sex with someone who said he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...out of you, well, let's just say his bedside manner leaves much to be desired. While I'm glad he is cognizant of the signs and symptoms of HIV acute retroviral syndrome and is aware that sexually active young adults can be at risk, his statement... Read more »

i aint mad atcha

Dr. Bob,You never answered my question, but I'm keeping my cool. I realized that if I really am worried enough to be here asking a question, that I should gather up the strength to finally get tested. I decided I would go first thing on Monday...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...common with anxiety." Agree!!!!4.". . . a CBC does not indicate whether or not I am positive." Agree!!!!5."At this point I am aware that none of my symptoms will be fixed on their own without getting tested." Agree!!!!It seems that you and I... Read more »

Mouth numbness

Thank you for your help.In people that do not receive any medication is mouth numbness a symptom of HIV or any other disease that you are aware of? This would contain tingling sensation and numbness around the mouth.Thank you very much
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This is most often a symptom of low blood calcium levels, which can have a number of causes. Please see a physician. Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...with more severely damaged immune systems before starting HIV therapy are most at risk for IRIS. You and your doctor should be aware that IRIS is possible after starting therapy; especially if it's known that another infection was or is present... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Awareness Videos From Around the World

...HIV/AIDS Awareness Videos From Around the World Australian public service video. The most painful symptoms of HIV/AIDS. A video from UNAIDS. 101 uses for a condom. President Clinton and... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...afraid to talk to a counselor, a psychologist or a psychiatrist for help. Depression is common -- and it's treatable . Be aware of the symptoms -- and the steps you can take to emerge into a happier frame of mind. features an... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...diabetes medications may interact with HIV drugs. To reduce the chance of drug interactions, make sure your health care provider is aware of all the medications you take. Pre-Diabetes People with pre-diabetes are likely to develop type 2... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could anyone describe the symptoms they had when they first got hiv infection ars please. I know you cant diagnose hiv on symptoms but im scared that i have got it frm a high risk exposure. Thanks x Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure to symptoms start? Is it passoble a week after? Also, I have chapped or dry skin right above my upper lip. Is this a symptom of HIV? Thanks so much hope someone is kind enogh to help. I can't test yet because it's too soon. Thanks Read more »

disturbing trend any thoughts?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
...I have noticed a disturbing trend of people on this site and other sites. People who have symptoms of hiv /aids for prolonged amounts of time who continue a downward spiral of there health., but always test negative for hiv. I know Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Are you aware of persistent anal itching as a symptom of hiv infection, I am not trying to be stupid, this is an actual question for you. I am a heterosexual male so It cannot be anal gonerrehea Read more »