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Physical Signs Of HIV

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Depression and HIV

What Is Depression? Is Depression Important? What Are the Signs of Depression? What Causes Depression? Treatment for Depression The Bottom Line What Is Depression? Depression is a mood disorder. It is more than sadness or grief. Depression is sadness or grief that is more intense and lasts longer than it should. It has various causes: events in your daily life chemical changes in the brain a side effect of medications...
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Physical Signs of Infection

What types of physical signs would someone exhibit during the first year of infection? Which are the most common?
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
The acute infection syndrome of HIV is usually manifested by fever, headache, swollen glands, rash on the back and chest and other flu-like symptoms. These are usually transient, lasting a few days to a couple of weeks. Some patients can have... Read more »

Update 3 lives in danger

Hi Dr. Bob How are you? Sorry to be writing again and I'll try and be brief. I saw an Infectious Disease Specialist who ran a CD4 test on me. The results were CD4 of 1318, a CD4% of 46% and she said the CD4/CD8 ratio was normal. A CBC also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure in Thailand who also had white hairlike projections on side of tongue. Is this OHL? Does it sound like OHL? or normal physical findings? I thought the side of the tongue is smooth and everything I read suggests what I have is OHL and it... Read more »

AWESOME RESPONSE TO May 28 "Beyond Poz" I am beyong believing I am HIV poz! (ANOTHER I'M POSITIVE I'M POSITVE, FLUFFERNUTTER MAXIMUS! 2010 ,May 28, 2010)

You go man! What is really impressive was your last sentence of "Good Luck..apology accepted."You are a better man than all of us out here! I am not worthy!!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as accurate or specific as believed. There is something out there. Yet no one seems to pay attention to those of us with real HIV symptoms because of the result of a simple test. So what do we do. Honestly should we just wait till PCP hits us and... Read more »

Am I unusual? Treatment recommendations?

I recently had a big shock: I found out that I'm HIV+, and just yesterday I found out that I have a T-CELL count of 100 orlower. It's shocking because I took the HIV test thinking there was little chance of infection, much less a serious...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Colds and flus do not happen with any increased frequency or severity in HIV-infected individuals, and not everyone exhibits physical signs of HIV infection.There is no single preferred treatment for someone like you, but I think that when your... Read more »
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Domestic Violence and HIV

Table of Contents What Is Domestic Violence? Women, HIV and Domestic Violence Disclosing Safely Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Tragically, one in four women will be... Read more »
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HIV and Aging

Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV May Speed Up Aging Monitor Your Overall Health Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV... Read more »
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Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women ... Read more »
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Recreational Drugs and HIV

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Hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hi. I have read many posts in which people describe my current problems. I have had Lots of signs of Hiv but continue to test neg even after eleven months. My Doctor tells me it can take as long as ten years to develop enough antibodies Read more »

Need answers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Urgent answers needed!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have physical signs of possible hiv infection but tested negative on hiv1 several times after the 6 month period. Signs are purpura marking on fingertips Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information. The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »