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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
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worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the symptoms I had suffered are a sign of ARS.On my way to a clinic in West Hollywood I had noticed I had a bleeding cuticle. I noticed the bleeding about 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can just call me Dr. Bob. Shaking hands with "a couple of gentlemen" at a West Hollywood clinic is not a risk for acquiring HIV, even if you had a bleeding cuticle! Would you freak out if you shook my hand. I, too am HIV positive and I shake... Read more »

my husband of 7years took a hiv test and was negative so this means i shouldnt worry

My husband took an hiv test we have been together for over 7 years and havent ever used protection and we both have been loyal to one another his test result was negative so i should have nothing to worry about correct?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...both have been faithful and neither of you has had another sexual partner or injected drugs, then you should have nothing to worry about. Read more »

worried I have HIV or Hep B or C

I had unprotective Oral sex with a call girl, I went down on her. I am worried that I have HIV or HEP B or C. I have all the symptoms but it may be just me being so stressed about it that I am making myself sick. What are the chances (if she had...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Very unlikely. Yes I agree that you have "all the symptoms" because you are so stressed. I would suggest that you simply get tested to relieve your stress. It would be a good idea to get vaccinated against HBV if you have never been vaccinated to... Read more »

PLZ help,Worried hiv/hcv

Worried about delayed serconversion due to coinfection and stress, what is a recommended test interval for both hiv and hcv? i have tested at 3 and 6 months. Before one can rest at night, thanks so for your help.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would rest on this. This is enough testing - the interval of six months is adequate. Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
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Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged Read more »
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Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention and treatment among MSM. "Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these symptoms(in particular the severe band and neck pains) sound like I could have possibly... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me.... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »