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Muscle Ache Worried It Could Be AIDS

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. ...
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please answer, very very worried about hiv ars symptoms

Hi Dr. Bob, I understand you have many people to respond to but I really need some feedback of my experience because everyone I know thinks I'm just going nuts. A month and a half back I got a haircut. While getting the haircut the barber went to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Your fears are unwarranted. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting Read more »


Dear Ryan,I hope that you'll publish my messages to those HIV concerns out there. The following is a true story of my life. I have a brush with HIV concerns and it almost killed me. Now, I look and feel toward those with HIV and AIDS from a total...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thanks for your words and honesty.Just a note: I think it is informative and helpful to post people's personal accounts as well as questions and concerns, but by no means does this mean I endorse all of the specific viewpoints stated by individuals.... Read more »

To the worried well

Dr. - I wanted to take the time to thank you for putting up with all of us who are "worried well" and I wanted to relate my story. For years now I was sure I was HIV+ but refused to be tested (didn't want to know). My fear started overwhelming me...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Worried I may have ruined my life

Thank you for a response as I cannot continue with daily activities due to my worries. I plan to be tested at the three month time.I married a girl at the end of august. At the beginning of August, I went on a bachelors party and had way too much to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can certainly be arranged. Just drop us a note or e-mail at the time of your donation, indicating your wishes.Stay well! Stop worrying! Just sing the words from the famous song from the movie Casablanca: "A kiss is just a kiss . . . . as time... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether genetically, biologically or... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... Read Part Two of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 23, 2010. Fear of an Epidemic Resulting in an Epidemic of Fear: The Worried-Wells Imagine being so frightened of contracting an illness that you begin believing God is sending you bad omens... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention and treatment among MSM. "Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and... Read more »
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Worried well...or maybe not.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that my risk from this encounter is moderate at worst, as the encounter was not considered to be particularly "high-risk". Ten worried days after the encounter, however, I developed boil-like pimples on my neck, with the underlying lymph gland... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...on my foreskin. 4 weeks after this, around end of November, I came down with a flu-like illness -- fatigue, cold chills, and muscle aches. No fever, though. THIS was when the madness began -- I started going on the Internet, and my... Read more »

Dieying of worries

Posted by Norge, 1 Reply
...headache and it remained for 4 days. I have thrush (white things on tongue) and I have always had thrush problems. Feeling some muscle pain and back pain (which I have sometimes since an accident for many years back). Feeling a very slight sore... Read more »

Still Worried!

Posted by Bob34, 4 Replies
...down with all the symptoms about 2 weeks after and I was sick for about two months. I had node swelling and pain. joint and muscle pain, floaters,nausea, sweating,really bad sore throat, and white toungue. I never had a fever. I took the test at... Read more »