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If You Have Hiv Will You Get Sick During First Year

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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 »

First HIV test in 14 years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For reasons of paranoia, I hadn't taken an HIV test since 1991, and I've been sexually active with many men (I'm a male) since then, though I've tapered off in the last few years(and haven't done anything remotely unsafe in about two years). ... 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 »

What's the point...... sick of being sick

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I think I have lost my desire to keep fighting this disease. I am always tired and the meds make me sick.

My viral load is 30k and my cd4's are around 300... but I am just tired of it. I have was diagnosed in 97 and started feeling ill around the... Read more »
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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 »

My first tcell dip after 3 years of meds

Dear Dr. Bob, I know your forum is on Safe Sex and Prevention, but I have always found your responses about HIV treatment and meds to be the best on any forum -- so I seem to gravitate to you for this. So sorry to increase your workload. My story:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your dip in absolute CD4 cells is not worrisome, particularly in light of the fact your CD4 percent increased significantly from 12.8% to 15.6%. The absolute CD4 count does indeed fluctuate for a whole variety of reasons. You need to follow... Read more »


dr. Frascino,i am worried about the development of hiv, i am not very knowledgeable on the subject and turn to you for trusted advice.recently i was involved in clothed mutual masturbation. i didnt notice until later but i had a picked hangnail on a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,QUESTIONS NEVER 'ANSWERD'!!!"??? Not true! I "ANSWERD" it! See below.Dr. BobHIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)Jul 2, 2007 is there a way hiv can develop through a... Read more »

An HIV-Anniversary ER Trip During Sick Season

Brooke Davidoff Four years ago on Jan. 8 I was diagnosed ; yesterday Myles my three year old and I spent a good two-plus hours in an emergency room waiting room waiting to see what was going on with my husband Keanen. Keanen has been sick since... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV Hypochondria "Am I going crazy or am I really getting sick?"

I tested HIV-positive one year ago. My problem is that I feel very tired and stressed out and I think every minute, "O.K. this is it, I now have AIDS!" I go to the doctor all the time and the appointments always end in the same way. This is how... Read more »

When Your HIV Regimen Makes You Sick, Speak Up

David Duran When I first began taking antiretroviral medication after being diagnosed, my body just didn't want to cooperate. Unfortunately, what I remember from my first year of being HIV positive was a lot of trial and error, which involved me... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials, Opinion Pieces on 25 Years of AIDS

Several editorials and opinion pieces recently addressed the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis in the U.S. Twenty five years after the first cases were diagnosed, AIDS-related illnesses now are the No. 1 cause of death worldwide among... Read more »