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Symptoms Of Hiv Advancing To Aids

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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 feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Ill went in Bahrain last April 31, 2009 to May 1, 2009 (one night only) Meet two Chinese prostitutes in the bar. Invite them to our room. 1st Chinese Prostitutes 1.Blowjob with condom, inserted the finger with her dry vagina. What is the risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sounds like you had a very busy night in Bahrain!Responding to your specific questions:First Chinese Prostitute:1.Nonexistent assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break and that the skin on your fingering finger was also... Read more »

Very Advanced HIV or AIDS?

I was just told that my Dad was tested ( Aug 99 ) and found to have very advanced HIV, his CD4 cell count was 40,and a very low fraction of 5%.His viral load was 96200.He also has mild oral candidiasis,oral hairy leukoplakia and shotty nodes in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
He does indeed have advanced HIV disease, and by definition has AIDS (CD4 count<200 or 14%). I would not consider him gravely ill. With effective treatment for HIV infection, his CD4 count can improve dramatically and his viral load can become... Read more »

Falling cd4s is it advance hiv ?

Hi Dr Bob I need your help since my cd4s are droping even more with really bad symtoms. Ive written to you before about how I got cmv from my girlfriend who got it from a liver transplant and broke up and went with a woman who had advance hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.I haven't changed my assessment or advice. There is no evidence suggesting you have HIV. Your negative HIV-1/2 antibody tests and undetectable qualitative HIV PCR DNA are definitive.The clinical immunologist's evaluation will most... Read more »

Can advanced aging in HIV cause kyphosis?

I am a 42 year old asymptomatic Hiv+ man and suddenly I have developed a fat deposit at the base of the back of my neck. My doctor has ruled out lipodystophy and calls it dowagers hump. Is it possible advanced aging with Hiv is the cause of this at...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting your interesting question.I'll assume that your doctor has made the correct diagnosis- that your neck curvature isn't lipodystrophy but rather a "dowager's hump". The later is actually a... Read more »
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My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours.

My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for good... Read more »

i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms are more convincing.
How much... Read more »

oraquick advance question. please respond thanks!

Posted by gladrial33, 1 Reply
I took an HIv oraquick advance rapid test the other day and it was negative. I have a question about the test. The lab technician had me swab my gums with the stick provided, then I was instructed to place it in a small conatiner of fluid. However,... Read more »