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Sore Throat Worried It Could Be HIV

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Cut on the finger - worried father (your advice is life saving medicine to me)

Dear Doctor,I had unprotected oral sex around three years back and I have done HIV test(after six months of the exposure)and the result was negative.Recently I had very bad fever/sore throat which made me worried about my HIV status. Two days back I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV fears are irrational and unwarranted. Your negative HIV test three years after your unprotected oral sexcapade is definitive Read more »

Worried Father Again - Please answer(From Singapore)

Dear Doctor,Sorry to take your valuable time. I need your advise again. I have not seen the... Read more »

worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the... Read more »
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Should I be Worried?

Posted by whatwillhappen, 1 Reply
...sex. I did not know any of their status. And early this year About 8 weeks after my last ecounter, I started having headache, sore throat and rashes on my arms, legs and back. I became really worried about being infected with HIV especially... 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 »

Should I stop worrying?

Posted by TTTT0012, 3 Replies
...7 weeks after the possible exposure, the result came back negative. During this time, I don't have any symptom of fever and sore throat. But I do have a terrible neck/shoulder pain with a few time of diarrhea. On the 14 week after the exposure, I... Read more »

Worried to bits

Posted by Anonymous
...and had oral sex with 3 or 4 other guys. None of them came in my mouth or not at all I dont think but since then I have had a sore throat and I am worried that this could be linked with HIV? Read more »