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Is Jock Itch An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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 your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,...
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Really Scared Doc! Please Help! Will donate

Dear Dr.Bob,Firstly, I would like to say May God shower his blessings upon you for all the great work you are doing. You are truly an inspiration. I know you do not require a donation to answer questions but I would like to donate anyway.For the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. No. Your "symptoms" are not worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). (And you are correct about the unreliability of symptoms in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.)2. Read more »

acute hep vs hiv

Hello.I have had unusual symptoms that even have my doc stumped... starting 2 weeks ago, I would wake with horrible arthritis in my knuckles, wrists, knees, ankles (I've never had any history of this)... by late morning, it would clear... however by...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...When testing for HCV acute infection, I would recommend that you have testing for HCV RNA as well. This can be positive before the antibody is reactive. Read more »

PLEASE, Please Help!! Jock Itch/HIV/repeat exposures related questions

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thank you for offer us this great forum to resolve our confusions and assure our concerns. I have had two regretful protected oral and vaginal sexes with two CSWs 21 weeks ago (in 2 consecutive days, and I wont do this any kind and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."vaginal" fluid may have somehow made it to your itchy booty, OK?Now on to your specific questions:1. Assuming your CSW was HIV infected (which we certainly do not know to be true), there is essentially no significant HIV-transmission risk if the... Read more »

HELP!!! Can I be the first?!?!

Dr.Bob,I will skip all the emotional stress behind the exposure and try to give you just the facts. I went to a massage parlor and received a handjob from the girl working there. I did not notice any cuts on her hand or profuse bleeding or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. The "symptoms" you describe are not suggestive of HIV acute retroviral syndrome. To address your specific questions:1.No.2.No.3.No.Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino Read more »
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Acute signs?

Posted by 559guy, 2 Replies
...things but really not bad pain. Ive been depressed lately and very tired i lost about 15 pounds in about 3 weeks. Im constantly itching especially my armpits. and im still having problems with my throat where i need to be drinking water... Read more »

Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and we plan to marry within 6 months so maybe I'm just scared somehow everything will be ruined. Could this have been the HIV rash? Thank you so much everyone. One! Read more »

Rash

Posted by eh3572, 1 Reply
...Can someone tell me what the rash looks like for acute HIV and also if it itches? Read more »

acute infection- PLEASE REPLY

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can somebody please answer the following questions for me? 1. What is the timeframe for someone to experience ARS, IF they were to experience them, after exposure? 2. Where would the rash consistant with ARS occur? 3. What does the rash look like? ... Read more »