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Thrush After Insertive Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if...
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All Woo Hoo (please post, and please read if you are worried well)

Hey docI have posted to your forum many times in the last few months, and you have helped me endlessly with your responses to others and my questions.Today Im writing to you with my seven-month negative test, and a long awaited Wooo Hooo. I want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your generosity and compassion towards others in need continue to generate excellent cosmic karma for you! You have dodged the HIV bullet and learned some valuable lessons about life along the way. I'm confident your work with the counselor will... Read more »

Am I or was I a Worried Well?

Hi dr. Bob, i am a daily visitor of your forum since September 2005. I'm from the Netherlands. I had an encounter with oral and anal sex (receptive) with condom end of August 2005. About 10/11 days later I had throat pain, one massive swollen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation every day. As a member of our "frequent readers club," I'm sure you must realize your story is not at all unique. The archives have at least a gazillion other very similar tales, all with happy WOO-HOO endings, I might add.Your HIV risk ... Read more »

Scared with symptoms!

Hi, Sorry my question is a bit lengthy, and Im not sure if it should be posted here, but I dont know who else to ask, and I cant bear symptom searching anymore, please, if you are able to, could you answer a few questions for me?The past few months,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would conclude that your HIV test is conclusively negative. I would not expect your symptoms to be explained by hepatitis. I agree that hepatitis B vaccination Read more »

Insertive Anal Sex Worried

I had unprotected insertive anal sex with a guy almost three months ago. Since that time I have had no worries since he told me he was negative at the time. But, recently it has come to my attention through third parties that he is testing...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I can't quantify the chances for an HIV positive or negative test result. If you did have insertive anal sex without a condom with an HIV infected person, you are at risk for infection. The insertive partner is at less risk than the receptive, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex the blood to undetectable levels, it does not reduce the risk of contracting the virus during a single act of unprotected anal sex, according to a new study of men who have sex with men. Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV... Read more »
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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 »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

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Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...HIV to the person performing cunnilingus on a woman. In each case the procedure was rather traumatic. Unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest of all and the chance that the receptive partner will get HIV given that the insertive partner... Read more »

Afraid. Are they signs? How risky?

Posted by Onsen3, 2 Replies
...went out and posted too however what I did was far riskier. I was involved in kissing, I was fingered, and I received oral and anal sex. The anal sex was protected but the oral was not. Throughout the rest of the month nothing strange occured.... Read more »

Really worried about the Test!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had unprotected anal sex with my BF 7 years ago. He pulled out every time. I have not had unprotected anal since. I have had unprotected oral sex since 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 »