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How To Know That Am Infected With AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jamaica: Most HIV/AIDS Carriers Don't Know They Are Infected

Highlighting the need for increased voluntary HIV testing, the Ministry of Health (MOH) says two-thirds of the estimated 27,000 Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS are unaware they are infected. A recent testing event sponsored by MOH and Scotiabank... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Half of Montreal HIV Transmissions by People Who Don't Know They're Infected

At a recent AIDS forum held in Montreal, a presentation showed HIV transmission during early infection is one of the epidemic's prime drivers in the city. Half of new HIV transmissions occur at a time when the transmitting patient is so recently... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

Are people with HIV/AIDS at greater risk than other people of infection with the 2009 H1N1 flu? What can people with HIV/AIDS do to protect themselves from the 2009 H1N1 flu? What are the symptoms of 2009 H1N1 influenza? What should... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How do I know if my husband w/AIDS is developing Dementia, PML, or neurological infection?

Dear Dr. Currier,First of all, thank you for all your help to us all! My husband is 26, t-cell count of 47, viral load of 185,000 and just started therapy of viracept, zerit, and epivir 3 weeks ago. Over the past year, I have been noticing him...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Dementia may be subtle in HIV+s, but diminished concentration and ability to do calculations are very typical symptoms. Neither dementia nor PML are associated with head/neck pain, and I suspect that may be a separate problem. He should be... Read more »

IS there an advantage of knowing early HIV infections?

I am sure without testing that i am HIV. Doctor told me two wait at least 2 months before HIV can be test positive. 1)Is there an advantages if i start treatment before seroconversion or should i wait? 2)What is the rate that CD4 cell decrease a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
For early diagnosis of HIV infection after a known exposure to an infected person, plasma HIV RNA (viral load) can be done. The virus will show up in the blood before antibodies develop. There may be some benefit to early treatment of HIV infection... Read more »

Doctor Please don't ignore this, I know I'm infected

I am 100 percent sure I have HIV. I previously mentioned that both myself and my wife both experienced shingles. Now I have constant intense headaches, major abdominal pains and a sore, raw throat that hurts very much. I have had a white spot on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are 100% sure you have HIV and have tested HIV negative out to 36 weeks? Hmm. Sorry, but I disagree with your self diagnosis. Testing HIV negative out to 36 weeks is considered definitive and conclusive. A negative FDA-approved HIV-antibody... Read more »

I knew you wouldn't answer!!! You and I know I'm infected...Falling apart

Dr.Why won't you answer my questions? I'm killing myself over this and I can't eat, sleep or go through a day without thinking i'm infected with HIV.Hopefully you can answer my questions so I can get my damn life back...I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Nope! Multiple negative HIV tests out three years trumps any and all "symptoms."2. Nope.3. Yes, they are reliable. Laboratory errors are exceedingly rare. (Are you really suggesting you had multiple laboratory errors to explain... Read more »
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Is it illegal to infect somebody knowingly?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if somebody lies to you about their HIV status and then goes on having sex with you and then you end up getting HIV, is that illegal?

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


Just go to
click on the "publications" section.
In the drop down box, scroll to "Medical Mgmt of HIV Infection". Read more »

How To Know if I am Infected ?

Posted by Anonymous
How is it that people can go years without testing and not know they have HIV ? There has to be symptoms to this Deadly Virus, I just dont understand how people do not know they have it unless they test.

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i know im infected i don't believe my tests.

Posted by roma2010, 4 Replies
as much as i try to believe my tests results i can't my tongue still burns and i can see the imprints of my teeth on the side of it i keep getting new moles and freckles on my face and body, now im seeing several really small white dots on my arms,... Read more »