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How Do You Feel If You Have Hiv

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Something that looks and feels like HIV. *DELETED*

Posted by LQZ, 4 Replies
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »

HIV+ and feeling like my world is caving in...HELP

Posted by mepos_himneg, 3 Replies
I'm new here and I'm a hiv + women that is in a relationship with a hiv - man. We've been together for several years however I just found out that I was pos. He is having a very hard time accepting this (i.e. the "elephant" Syndrome). We both are... Read more »

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Do i have HIV i feel sick?

Posted by pinkfloyd617, 1 Reply
I had sex with a prostitute 5 weeks ago and i did use a condom. I did develop an open sore during sex but it was covered by the condom. I took a take home test 2 days ago at 5 weeks and i tested negative. Once i took that test i started to feel... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Will I feel like I did before HIV?

Dr. Bob,I was just diagnosed with HIV 6 months ago. I work out regularly with ease, however, I feel a shortness of breath walking up slight hills or slight stairs. I'm 38 years old, eat well, work out 5X a week and I'm feeling too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis. With or without HIV and/or antiretrovirals I doubt any of us feel as "energetic, vibrant, and as youthful" as we used to, because time only marches in one direction. Consequently none of us... Read more »

i feel i got hiv :(

hi dr.shannon I had a recent sexual encounter with a female escort,oral unprotected and protected vaginal but this girl gave me the condom the same day i feel little fever .after 2days i had diareha ,extremely fatigue ,mild fever...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou actually did everything right. Oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and wearing a condom gives you the protection you need from HIV.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids,... Read more »

How do you feel about Qraquick HIV 1/2 test

Hey Dr. Bob, It's J again, thanks for the response to my questions which I posted all below. Just had a couple more questions.1) How do you feel about the Oraquick HIV 1/2 rapid test2) Would this test be sutable for my 12 week test to make...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J,1. OraQuick HIV-1/2 rapid tests are reliable. A negative test outside the window period is considered a true negative. A positive result is considered only preliminarily positive and needs to be confirmed with a Western Blot before a diagnosis... Read more »

Mixed Feelings (PEP and HIV SPECIALISTS)

Hello, I been worried sick since the end of last month. My boyfriend and I had a threesome with an HIV+ guy. Now, he did not mention this until we have done some stuff. We all shared blow jobs, he gave us rim jobs, there was kissing involved and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mnage-A-Trois Guys,Are you overreacting? Yep! In my opinion you are overreacting and your doctor is over-prescribing. I would not have encouraged a course of PEP for such a low-risk encounter. As for your pending PCR RNA test, well, I... Read more »

What It Feels Like to Get the News That You Have HIV

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis." Check out a full list of entries in the series . For many people that receive the news that they are HIV positive this is how they feel. Many... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Botswana Feels Brunt of HIV/AIDS Apathy

A recent report by the Norwegian aid agency Fafo and the Botswana National Productivity Centre said South African multinational companies are dragging their heels about implementing HIV/AIDS policies in their Botswana subsidiaries. The study... Read more »
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Even Without FY14 Reductions, Brooklyn Already Feeling Effects of Previous HIV/AIDS Cuts

Image from While the $10 million dollar cut to the AIDS Institute, the $1.1 billion cut to Medicaid funding , and the changes to NYC's HASA policies scheduled for FY14 aren't even activated yet, New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Feelings of Stigmatization May Discourage HIV Patients From Proper Care

HIV patients who experience or perceive disease-related stigma were four times as likely as those who did not to report poor access to medical care in a recent study. Individuals who felt "internalized stigma" were also three times as likely to... Read more »