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Muscle Ache Worried It Could Be Ars

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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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2nd try - am still worried

Dear Dr. Bob, first and foremost, thanks for the excellent work you are doing here! Donation is on the way to support you in your efforts. I have recently tried to ask you this question, but you might have thought that it is not worth answering as I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...understanding?1.You are HIV negative.2.Stop testing. You've had way too many HIV tests already.3.Dentist said normal coating, not to worry.4.Doctor released me as being a physically healthy person and strongly recommended that I tackle the mental... Read more »

worried sick and confused, need help!!!

Dr Bob,You are fantastic; I think what you are doing is truly an inspiration not only for doctors but for human beings; your courage, dedication and positively living a pozitive life give more hope to people than new medecines for HIV on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Clara,First off, I do not give "FALSE reassuring" answers.Moving on to your specific questions:1."Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting HIV infection. Your sister had significant HIV exposure and therefore needs to be HIV tested,... Read more »

Worried Sick!!!

Hi Doctor,I was just tested at 25 days after possible infection. After spending countless hours on the internet, I believe I have had every symptom listed. I am extremely worried and am unable to even participate at school. My question to you is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Worried,It is possible to have a negative antibody test at 35 days so you should have another or an HIV PCR. What you are describing Read more »

4 month nightmare from Hell now over!!! Post for Worried Wells!!!!

Dr. Bob, I got my 14 week Elisa test results back today. NEGATIVE!!!!!!!! ****PLEASE POST FOR THE WORRIED WELLS****16 weeks ago (when I was incredibly drunk) I engaged in unprotected oral/vaginal sex with a girl I hardly knew. The next morning I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Ex-Worried Well!WOO-HOO and congratulations! Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story and happy ending! Your concluding Read more »
The Body

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

...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
The Body

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

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... 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 »

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...symptoms. A doctor should be notified if an individual taking this medication experiences digestive system problems, joint or muscle pain and weakness, pain or tingling of hands or feet, headache, dizziness, and unusual tiredness or weakness.... 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 »

Really worried. Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...should be tested at 3 months and then again at 6 months to be sure I'm not infected. I'm also getting some strange symptoms, muscles aches and numbness in my fingers. Is this a symptom of early HIV infection? I don't know how I'm going to... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
Long post, I apologize. But alot is going on with my body right now. I am a previously healthy, 24 yo white male. I am exactly nine weeks post-exposure, so I am still in my 13-week window period. From reading Dr. Bob's past posts, I know this to... Read more »