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Sinus Infection After Touching Dried Blood Worried I Have HIV

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Worried sick of possible HIV infection

I am new to this site but have found great info. here. I have searched archives and found some answers but have a wierd possible exposure story. I am male heterosexual, 85 days ago I went to an oriental massage parlor. Female of unknown status...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...while two people are having nookie? The best I can offer is that if the latex condom was used properly and didn't break, your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent.2.Oil-based lube can denature latex, weakening it such that the risk of... Read more »

sinus infections

Hi! I've been hiv positive for 18 years. My VL is 480 and my Hiv is less than 50.It just seems like... Read more »

HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your health care provider will probably want you to get a second test tosee if the results are the same as the first one. Don't worry too much about asingle unexpected result -- usually trends over time are more important. Most lab reports show... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... 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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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...you did anything within the past six to 12 weeks that may have put you at risk for HIV . Remember: HIV has to get into your bloodstream in order to infect you, and that isn't going to happen during the course of most everyday activities. In... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...hole/thighs) coming into contact with the tears from either rough sex or hemmroids? 3) He likes to finger me and does so while touching his penis. Can HIV be transmitted from his finger and into my anus? I am sorry for all the questions and... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...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. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is... Read more »

Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms"..... Yet, not to be the Read more »

Worried, need some advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...four and a half week mark I got bronchitis- although I get bronchitis three or four times every year. It also may have been a sinus infection, because my readily re-fillable anti-biotics cleared it right up in three days. I didn't have headache,... Read more »