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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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minor illnesses?

What types of HIV-related illnesses does an HIV-infected individual start to develop once the immune system begins to weaken? I don't mean the cancers and big stuff. I mean the minor illnesses b/c i'm curious as to what I should be...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Some of the early symptoms of immune compromise can include thursh, vaginal yeast infections, skin rashes, tuberculosis and diarrhea. However, you should strongly consider getting your CD4 count checked rather than allowing silent immunologic... Read more »

Does being thalasemic (thalasemia minor) slow seroconversion?

Hello,3 months after exposure to hiv the ELISA test showed negative. I have thalasemia minor. Will thalasemia slow down the seroconversion process? Could I really have HIV and just show negative after 3 months? At about 4 months I have swollen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, thalassemia minor (or major, for that matter) will not affect an HIV seroconversion process or your HIV test results. If your 3-month test was negative, you're negative. Yell, "WOO-HOO!" Congratulations. Have your doctor... Read more »

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN MINORITY FEMALE- UNPROTECTED ORAL SEX ON MALE - oops!

Just so that we're clear, I mean "ooops" on the unprotected oral sex, not being a republican.I just recently found out that a man that I performed oral sex on 3 years ago was HIV postive at the time. He has denied any allegations so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Conservative Republican Minority Gal,I'm not surprised you could not remember all the details of a sexy tryst three years ago. I can't even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday.I'm delighted you found the information here... Read more »

Congratulations !! You are a minority now ... (CONDOM EFFICACY 2009)

Hi Doc, Probably my last query was a bit long. I will cut it short now (Not too short). I had protected sex (condom intact & used with water based jelly) with a chinese pros in Dubai 16 days ago with no oral or kissing. So far I have not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jay,Let's ratchet down your anxiety levels a bit, OK? Try taking three big cleansing yoga breaths. Go ahead, we'll wait. There, doesn't that feel better?Thanks for the "congratulations," but unfortunately, I don't... Read more »
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Why Minorities?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why is it that only the minorities of the world seem to be the scapegoat for hiv/aids? In the US, it was originally Gay Men, IV Drug Users, Haitians, in Africa, Black Africans, in Europe, Gay Men....and so on.

Why not the wealthy white people, and... Read more »

MINOR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A GIRL ABOUT 5 MONTHS AGO BUT I DONT RECALL ANY SYMPTOMS BUT IDE LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE ACUTE STAGE IS AND IF YOU CAN GET A DRY COUGH SAY MONTHS OR WEEKS DOWN THE ROAD, ITS GONE NOW THO BUT MAYBE IT WAS JUST ALLERGIES ? THE... Read more »

MINOR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
iVE HAD THIS DRY COUGH FOR ABOUT 4 DAYS, A WEIRD RASH ON MY CHEST AND SHOULDER AND A STUFFED UP NOSE. SHOULD I WORRY OR IS THIS SORT OF THING COMMON IN WEATHER CHANGES ? ALSO IS THIS A HIV FIRST STAGE SYMPTOMS OF LATER STAGE ? WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF... Read more »

SOMETHING MINOR

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ABOUT A WEEK AND HALF AFTER MY FIRST ENCOUNTER I HAD A WEIRD RASH ON MY CHEST, LITTLE RED BUMPS THAT ARE LIKE KIND OF SOFT, A DRY COUGH WHICH ISNT GOING AWAY, NAUSEA AND A STIFF NECK BUT IT WASNT LIKE A PAINFUL THING. NOW COULD THIS BE HIV AND I... Read more »