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Swollen Glands After Condom Slipped Worried I Have HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an...
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Help!!! Very worried.U R Great Dr. Bob!!!

Dr. Bob, First just wanted to say that you truly are doing a great thing for many individuals!I had protected sex with a male (I am a women) at the end of July,,, couple weeks later I just felt horrible, swollen glands, sore throat, tired,etc. -dr...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Three points:1.Protected sex is protected if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break).2.HIV-antibody tests taken prior to three months are not considered definitive.3.Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting Read more »

Please answer!!! Worried sick about swollen glands and more...

Fellow Irondequoit native, second request to you. After a month, my neck glands are still swollen. I had a couple of risky exposures 4 years ago. I went to a walkin clinic again yesterday (different one 2 wks ago had negative strep.) Congestion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Irondequoitarian,If you had a negative HIV test "3, 4, 5 or 6 months after exposure," HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Do I think you are "progressing with HIV symptoms Read more »

Small penis - Worried

Dr BobAlthough this may seem quite comical, it has a very serious side, I recently had protected virginal sex with a sex worker in Spain while on a corporate hospitality weekend (three months ago) this was totally out of character as I am 30 year...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...vaginal fluids traveling up the sheathed (albeit loosely) shaft of even a munchkin would be extremely unlikely.Should you be worrying yourself to death? Absolutely not! You've been screened for STD's all negative. That's good. Now if you remain... Read more »

hair loss, swollen glands - hiv positive?

Hi Dr. Bob,I would like to ask - why do you post so many questions from idiots who ask stupid things like, I had protected sex with no condom breakage and I kissed someone - do I have hiv? Or I got a massage in Asia, do I have HIV? These questions...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your question: possible exposure (condom break) followed by repeatedly negative ELISA tests out to 16 weeks and some hair loss, swollen glands and sore throat. You state you "know that symptoms do not equal HIV disease." OK. So now many folks... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Counterfeit Condoms Have Health Officials Worried

...stores in New York, Texas and Virginia in 2008 (Glionna, 1/21). Back to other news for January 2010 Search the Newsroom archive This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family... Read more »
The Body

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 »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... 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 components: ... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...seroconversion past 14 months since tests negative.All doctors I have seen have said I am conclusively negative and should stop worrying. Please comment on my worries that i could be infectedwith an undetectable new strain. Read more »

So worried about groin pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...So my stupid ass had sex with two prositutes in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago. I know that the HIV rate there is extremely high, so I am very worried that one or both of the women may have been positive. I used a condom both Read more »

really scared

Posted by abra1, 3 Replies
...being more careful i dont think i have had any of the symptoms i have had read on the internet - altho i think i had slight swollen glands and a headache the for a few days for no reason. This seems to have coincided with my worry and i dont... Read more »

help im am very scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...After 3 weeks of receptive anal protected i came down with a fever sore throat swollen glands and a bad headeache. I still have the headache and the swollen glands. its almost 5 weeks now and i will take a test on monday. Read more »