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Symptoms One Year After Exposure

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sick after 5 years of possible exposure! cd4 & cd8 counts?

Hello Doctor Frascinio,I need your professional input:5 years ago I was in a 6 month relationship with a man from Ghana, Africa - it was unprotected the whole time. Towards the end of our relationship i started to get weird symptoms that made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Frascinio?? Who's he?Responding to your specific questions:1.Because your partner was from Ghana, you should be tested for HIV-2 if this has not already been done. HIV-2 is endemic in West Africa.2.You would not have "false negative" test results... Read more »

Is it possible that I am really HIV + 21 years after exposure and 16 tests?

Dear Dr. Bob: In 1989, I had a real exposure (occupational), and after two weeks or so developed a... Read more »

Are HIV antibodies present 6 years after exposure if the virus was dormant?

I had a possible exposure in 2003 or possibly before,and actually had 8 HIV tests back then... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

...(1995). Centers for Disease Control. "Case-Control Study of HIV Seroconversion in Health-Care Workers After Percutaneous Exposure to HIV Infected Blood. France, United Kingdom, and United States. January 1988 - August 1994." Morbidity and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...caused by several different illnesses. If you have any of these symptoms and if there is any chance that you were recently exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessment of Increase in Perinatal Exposure to HIV Among Hispanics -- 20 Counties, Georgia, 1994-2002

...referred to the clinic because 1) HIV infection had been diagnosed in the mother preconception, and the infant had perinatal exposure to HIV or 2) the infant was believed to have acquired perinatal HIV infection from the mother. In this report,... Read more »
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Testing four years after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...who had unprotected sex with a man who I was later told was HIV + (but not by him). I went to Planned Parenthood in MA four years later and took a test, it came back negative, but just to be sure I took a home access three months after that. It... Read more »


Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not really discussed in great depth and... Read more »

10 years

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER2, 4 Replies
...Ok - I have another question for someone out there. I was exposed to HIV July28 2006 - I took a 3 month test at the health department and it was hiv - and i took one more at 6 month mark and it Read more »

HIV or Wot?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ones who can help me get rid of this paranoia. I am a gay man who had unprotected sex more than a year ago. 3 months after the exposure and than every three months until now I got tested for HIV it was ELISA what they did and all were negative... Read more »