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How Many Years Does It Take For Hiv To Make You Sick

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sick for a year now

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello, i am very depressed now that i have reached my birthday and i am in my second yr. of college. i located this site last yr. when i thought i might have been injected with the hiv virus. no i do not use drugs and during the time i was a virgin... Read more »

just got sick found out hiv + at 50

Posted by mike817, 4 Replies
my life is upside down I was just in the hospital for two weeks had tested neg two years ago now positive and my world is upside down. I started meds and I have little knowledge as to what I am going to experience over the coming months years. At 50... Read more »

scared sick or HIV?

Posted by QQQ, 2 Replies
Can anybody help? I had unprotected vaginal sex with female a met in a bar back in mid april 2000. She was slightly menstruating at the time. I developed some small zits around my groin area, but they went away after a week and have not returned.... Read more »

inspiration for the worried well (sick)

Posted by QQQ, 1 Reply
I haven't posted here in months and I only check in every once in awhile anymore. At one time last year I think I checked in every couple of hours. I was scared crazy. My story to give people waiting for hope is as follows. I know these types of... Read more »

help me worried sick ... can do it anymore

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Well first im a 19 year old girl whos had like 9 partners and then got test and the test was negative and that was about 2 years ago

since then i had sex with 3 guys.
first one was in a relationship and the one im kind of worried about was one i... Read more »
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sick after 5 years of possible exposure! cd4 & cd8 counts?

Hello Doctor Frascinio,I need your professional input:5 years ago I was in a 6 month relationship with a man from Ghana, Africa - it was unprotected the whole time. Towards the end of our relationship i started to get weird symptoms that made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Frascinio?? Who's he?Responding to your specific questions:1.Because your partner was from Ghana, you should be tested for HIV-2 if this has not already been done. HIV-2 is endemic in West Africa.2.You would not have "false... Read more »

Been sick for 11 years ....

Dr. Frascino,Perhaps you can shed some light on my 11 ailment .. PLEASE !!There must be some other bug out there .. or some people .. by genetics .. just being exposed to HIV .. triggers an autoimmune disease ... (just google hiv and rheumatism)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.If after 11 years of seeing "every kind of doctor" and having "every HIV test known to man," the rheumatologist still can't find a physical cause for your various ailments, my advice is that you should be evaluated by... Read more »

ten years after still worried sick

I Am 35 Yr Old Male Now Married With 2 Little Girls. Before Meeting My Wife 8 Yrs Ago I Lived As A Closeted Bi. Approximately 17 High Risk Unprotected Possible Exposures( Not The Grandma Gave Me A Lap Dance With A Condom On But Her Fart Really Stank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The negative test you and your wife took five years after your last potential exposure is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Whatever is causing your symptoms now, it's not HIV!If you can't stop... Read more »

Sick and tired of sick and tired

So, I'm one of those folks who should have "DO NOT GIVE SUSTIVA" stamped on my forehead - and it took my doc and I about 5 years to figure that out. The stress at my job and the 'crazies' from the Sustiva component of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, Sustiva was indeed a bad call for you. We tend to avoid it in folks with depression and other psychiatric problems.Responding to your specific questions:1. The only way to determine of you are anemic is to get a blood test that measures... Read more »
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HIV Hypochondria "Am I going crazy or am I really getting sick?"

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