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Psoriasis Symptoms And Hiv

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The Body

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
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Scared & Ashamed II

Hi Dr. Bob, I've been to your forum so much. I've noticed you haven't been posting many responses lately. I hope your doing O.K. & that it's because your just taking a short break & it's nothing serious.When & If you are able to respond to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that merit a personal reply. In the interim I, as always, encourage those seeking information or reassurance to check the archives. Over 99.9% of the questions submitted to this forum are similar to questions I have already responded to in the... Read more »


my partner is HIV positive and i was recently exposed to potential infection. his viral load is undetectable and i have been assured that the risk of my infection is very low, but i was still put on a cycle of antiviral drugs as a precaution. ten...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Some HIV drugs can have a drying effect on the skin for a while so that could be what you are observing. If persistent over next 2-4 weeks Read more »


My partner is HIV positive and I was recently exposed to potential infection. His viral load is undetectable and I have been assured that the risk of my infection is very low, but I was still put on a cycle of antiviral drugs as a precaution. Ten...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...their side effects may enhance the likelihood of its occurence. Isolated skin rashes are quite rarely the only sign of acute HIV infection, and the fact that your partner's viral load is undetectabel reduces the likelihood of transmission. ... Read more »

extremely worried

Hi Dr.First off let me say how much i admire your strength and determination. You should feel very proud of yourself for the work you do.My story is as follows.After a while my sex life with my wife turned for the worst. instead of talking through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Let's analyze your situation, even though it's extremely similar to so many others already posted in the archives.Your risk is negligible at best, assuming the latex condoms used for your secret tryst were used properly and didn't break. Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Quandary about HIV

Posted by squanderer, 3 Replies
...would be fine. Has anyone else experienced this ? I suspect that maybe our immune system is overactive trying to fight the HIV, and it kills everything else. Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...we do go online and try to find answers to our symptoms , and often they are related to immune system problems or fit the HIV symptoms to a T (It probably does not help that HIV can cause every symptom in the book) But these people are really... Read more »

What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Painless genital ulceration. 9. Night Sweats It is my understanding that many of these symptoms are statistically significant for HIV ARS. In the many months following I have experienced many diagnosed medical conditions and issues, some minor,... Read more »

Symptoms ongoing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I wrote on July 14 about my symptoms over the last nine months, which have included seborrhea, psoriasis, pruritis (hives), a giardia infection, dry cough. I'm writing again now because I have finally developed a fever. A week ago I developed Read more »