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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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low cd4 and high VL combined with epididymo-orchitis

Dear Dr Holodniy:My x-husband lives in a different state than I and has had aids for about 3-4 years (I think). I've spoken with him on the phone and he sounds very ill. His counts are cd4 is 35 and his VL is 150,000. He has been fighting an...
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
This is a difficult question to answer. Many people can being doing fairly well in this kind of situation (given his numbers), if the ongoing infection is treatable. Without knowing the facts about HIV treatment, other ongoing medical problems, the... Read more »

pain in testicles

sorry i read your responce to alot of questions , i have had some pain in my testicles that feels like is in my lower stomach , im married and never cheater on my wife , this really has nothjing to do with hiv or std but i feel you really know what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...palpation of the cojones! There are a number of reasons for painful balls, including testicular torsion, trauma, epididymitis, orchitis, inguinal hernia, infection (prostatitis), etc. You should make an appointment with your primary care doctor.... Read more »

When do ARS symptoms generally start? What are the major symptoms of ARS?

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for the wonderful work that you do to help people everyday dealing with this deadly disease. I am a health teacher and I want to see if you can provide me some professional knowledge on two questions.1. When do ARS symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Health Teacher,The information you desire was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. BobARS (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2010) Mar 11, 2010Dr. BobHey doc i noticed you tell alot of people there symptoms are not ars. What would a typical ars... Read more »

EFV/AZT/3TC side effects

I've been helping people living with HIV/AIDS,as a clinical officer,recently I came across with case of an individual takin combination above complaining of swelling of scrotum for nine months now,it's painless and does not sub side manualy,past...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Scrotal swelling would be an unusual side effect of either HIV meds or TB so another explanation most likely. I would advise the px to see his HIV specialist and possibly an urologist. KH Read more »
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Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United... Read more »
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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 »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone, Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to... Read more »

Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
So, fellow posters & experienced responders. Why is it that positive individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel... Read more »