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Stinging Pain After Touching A Bloody Scab Worried I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

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painful glands for 5 years (message for worried wells)

i had two risky encounters traveling in thailand 8 years ago. the first happened in bankok when i had just arrived, i drunkenly had unprotected sex for a couple of minutes before i realised what a stupid thing i was doing. i found out later he was a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...self-induced exile in worried-well hell. Your post (and your 150% certainty!) will fit nicely into our new category in the archives entitled "I'm Positive I'm Positive." As you can probably guess, it's filled exclusively with... Read more »

Scab on Penis

My husband has had a scab on his penis for quite some time now. it will heal up and then randomly appear again. im starting to worry becuase it seems to be getting larger and in more areas on his shaft. he said its probably from him scratching...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, this could be a sexually related disease. Whether it is or not, since it is a recurrent problem, he needs to have it evaluated without delay. Have him see his primary care doctor or a dermatologist.Dr. Bob Read more »

Horrible neck pain, very worried

Hi Doctor Robert, I have taken the advice you give to everyone on here and researched through A LOT of the Q&A's on here (even the ones from 1996 and 1997), but have yet to find a definitive answer. A month ago i experienced a possible exposure to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The symptoms you describe are not at all typical of HIV. The lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) associated with HIV disease are generalized (not just located in the neck) and not Read more »

hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a scab on myne or having them sit on my bedding
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No, we are only concerned about active blood exposure to an open wound. Dr. M Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

worried. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...mine touched my chin and afterwards when i pushed my chin on paper, i found a couple period sized red dots. what would b the hiv risk if those dots weren't my blood but blood that was hiv+? what if blood was on his hand from a doorknob and it got... 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 »