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Dear: Dr.BobThank you for all that you do, to answer our questions. Maybe you can answer, some of my worries and concern.Back in December 09, 2009,i had unprotected sex (stupid me) with a guy of unknown status. Ever since then I have experience a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...WOO-HOO-able. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. A negative HIV test outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time! Your concerns that you may have "waited too long to test" are... Read more »


Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been... Read more »


Hi. I don't really know where to start.. this is kind of weird and sounds absolutely stupid.... Read more »
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scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...weeks, or would that be irrational? I really can't tell anymore. Has anyone on here ever had swollen nodes for an extended period? I'm so afraid that it's something serious. I keep thinking of my young son. My doc suggested mono, but I had that... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and tells me to test every month until September. 11 Months from my first possible exposure. This has crippled me, I notice blood in my stool, Dr. orders a CBC which reveals a high white blood count. 11.4 and my Lymphocites were high 3.47 and... Read more »

pep and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? Read more »

tested, waiting and scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was tested on Wednesday, I was told my results would probably be back on Friday so I called after work, I was told part of the blood work was back and the dr would have to call me. I recieved a call from the burse an hour or so later telling me... Read more »