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Tingling In Fingers After Drinking Water Worried I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...you don't. This can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your action was, it's pretty much guaranteed that other people have worried about the same thing. In fact, TheBody.com's ...
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Cut on the finger - worried father (your advice is life saving medicine to me)

Dear Doctor,I had unprotected oral sex around three years back and I have done HIV test(after six months of the exposure)and the result was negative.Recently I had very bad fever/sore throat which made me worried about my HIV status. Two days back I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative HIV test three years after your unprotected oral sexcapade is definitive and conclusive.Having a small cut on your finger while attending an STD clinic for HIV testing is not a risk for HIV acquisition. Gosh, if HIV were that easy to... Read more »

Worried, finger, special circumstances

Dr Frascino, I am sorry to trouble you again but I could really use your help. I have written about this yesterday as well but I got no answer. Anyway all the other things I asked in my message are covered in your forum, so the main thing is only...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Greek-Guy,"Fingering" is not considered an HIV risk, if the skin on your fingers is intact. I have no way of evaluating what you mean by "my finger was sore because of cold weather." If you did not have fresh Read more »

Worried & Married stupid man fingered a Sexworker

Dear Bob. I have read your answers for a long time and found lots of usefull information. Why I am still very very worried? It may be a reason.... hopefuly no... I should say Worried!! frightened !!Married!!. The fact is: I am a 39 years old man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

Fingering Worry

Hello Dr. Bob,Glad to see you're back after a few days off. Hope you had a nice time away.This is my 2nd time posting this question: About 6 weeks ago I had an encounter where I met a girl in a bar, she picked me up and we went back to my place. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree there is no risk from fingering if the skin is intact. However, if it is not, there is at least a small theoretical risk.Regarding your "mad sore throat," Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...people will simply and easily fight them off. My soles are getting sweaty as well when I have shoes on and off. The skin under my fingers has become reddish for about half the nail size. My palms and feet soles have become soft as well. I am... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...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. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...be nothing nothing to do with a possible std infection. But this along with regularly 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... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

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