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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Another awesome case from Rio: a bleeding vagina!!!

Hello Dr. Frascino!Do you know Ipanema and Copacabana? Do you really like Rio and Brazil, as one can deduct from some of your former answers?So, here comes another question from a very frightened brazilian.I had protected sex with a prostitute in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, from Sao Conrado's hang gliders to Barra da Tijuca, I love Rio, especially after a few caipirinhas!As for your risk of HIV, the most important thing to realize is that HIV cannot pass through latex. So blood, vaginal fluids, semen, or... Read more »

spot in mouth

HelloTo give you some background info i found out i was pos in april 08 but before that i had would get these purlpe bump in my mouth i would just pop them they and they would bleed and go away the day i got test i had three of them in my mouth i...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I'm not sure what is causing the lesions that you describe. but you should definitely let your doctor know about your symptoms.BY Read more »

Yet another party skank story (woo-hoo). SYMPTOM SPOTTING= SATAN

Hey there Dr B.Well as you can tell from the title, im neg.. And i had ALL ARS symptoms. this is the story and time line.Hooked up with a party skank (this one goes AROUND). she is allergic to condoms, so, when she started to develop a rash during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for taking the time to write in and share your story in such detail. I'm confident it will help others who are locked in their self-made worried-well hell to wake up from their nightmare as "well."That party skank sounds like a... Read more »

possibly pregnant and on Sustiva

I had sex on the first day of when I should of been ovulating and I started spotting 3 days after. I've been told that this could be implantation bleeding. I am currently on combivir and sustiva, my viral load has been undetectable since I began...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You should consult your physician providing your HIV care immediately. Sustiva can be the cause of defects in the development of the central nervous system in the embryo. there are other antiretroviral medications that can replace the sustiva while... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion,... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

What Is CMV? How Is CMV Treated? Can CMV Be Prevented? How Do I Choose a Treatment for CMV? The Bottom Line What Is CMV? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is very common. Between 50% and 85% of the... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern... Read more »
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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

What Is Enfuvirtide? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Enfuvirtide Taken? What Are The Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Enfuvirtide? Enfuvirtide, also called FuzeonĀ®... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

white spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i had a white spot on my tongue for 2-3 days and it went away. i was also sck around that time with the flu. needless to say, i automatcally thought it was HIV. does this occur when you are HIV positive? please write back and let me know. Thank You Read more »

weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i dont burise... Read more »

dark spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I seem to remember that a symptom was a dark spot on the face that would not go away, is this true, if so what are the details ? Read more »