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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...drenched in a cold sweat. In short, your mind can convince you that you have HIV when you don't. This can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your action was, it's pretty much...
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re scared straight

Here is how I see it. Correct me if I am wrong. Chances of me getting HIV from giving a blow job is very scarce!! "Theoretically" does not mean its ever happened. But it can happen .However .,after the fact .. I think that the 1 in a million...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time to set people like me straight! I have just had oral sex with an unknown individual at a bathhouse. I have had similar scares before but very lucky! Why I keep putting myself through this stress is beyond me!!(closeted gay)..... That's... Read more »

Thank you. re Scared straight

Guess am just freaked out about my possible exposure and somehow believe I will be that one in a million who gets hit by lightening.It's only been 4 days since the event and I already have no appetite. Sore muscles Im making myself sick . I hope and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...feeling pretty good right now. This was the first (and last) time this happened. Immediately I was filled with regret and outright fear. Thinking about the stupid thing has consumed me and I really can;t talk about it with anyone. Did a mail in... Read more »

What's the trick to getting your attention? Begging doesn't seem to work.

Whatever it is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me and i'll make it happen. i have asked lots of questions before but you never ppick me. its like high school all over again :( On friday night i went to a club. Due to stupid vanity i didn't wear my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...again"??? All right, in honor of all those kids who got picked last in high school, I'll "ppick" you and we can be BFFs, OK? The HIV-acquisition risk from your encounter with blood in the club loo is negligible to nonexistent. The chances that... Read more »

HOW WELL DOES THE HIV VIRUS TRANSMIT AT SWIMMING POOL?

Hi Dr Bob I have one quick question regarding how well does the HIV virus survive in chlorine water. I went to the indoor swimming pool other day and I didn't notice this when I walked in but there was blood on the ground foot print maybe someone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The only way you could contract HIV in that pool would be by having unsafe sex with an HIV-positive hunky lifeguard.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...white male, Sub-Saharan Africa, never tested. 5 1/2 months ago I visited a brothel and paid for sex with a woman of unknown HIV status - sex lasted +- 20mins - about 10min was spent fingering - remainder having protected vaginal intercourse.... Read more »

I am sooo sad today

Posted by Mix, 10 Replies
I knew that one day I would have to start the meds but I never thought it would be so soon. Went for my lab results today and my doctor dropped the bombshell. My CD4 count has dropped drastically (from 380 to 219 ) and i have to start my meds A.S.P.... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fever, and was sick for 2 weeks, Dr also thought I had pneumonia (sp). Everything seemed okay, I never even concerned myself with HIV. (So ignorant of me). I have unprotected sex with a different girl of unknown status January 3, then 5 days... Read more »

Dont let HIV Fear Steal the Day

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anger and self pity, but it is important to manage these emotions with the good sense of knowing that we waste today if we let fear of tommorow overwhlem us. Cant afford to waste today , no matter what cause today I got up one side and down the... Read more »