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Tingling Lips During Seroconversion

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HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...ofDoses/Day: Norvir is most commonly used to boost other drugs at 1 or 2doses per day Common Side Effects: Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, headaches,heartburn, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, numbness and tingling around the mouth,increased cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose, increased liver enzymelevels Serious Side Effects: Liver problems, pancreatitis, lipodystrophy,...
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Tingling on face

Hell Dr's,I have been getting tingling on my face (mainly my right side). I am currently on Viread, Epzicom, Kaletra. However, this situation started before starting this new cocktail about 3 months. Sometimes is so botherism it keeps me from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There would be concern about an old Bell's palsy, residual effect from herpes zoster, or some other cranial nerve related condition so a careful examination (sometimes with a neurologist) is recommended. Often a brain scan (CT or MRI) would be... Read more »

Really Scared Doc! Please Help! Will donate

Dear Dr.Bob,Firstly, I would like to say May God shower his blessings upon you for all the great work you are doing. You are truly an inspiration. I know you do not require a donation to answer questions but I would like to donate anyway.For the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. No. Your "symptoms" are not worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). (And you are correct about the unreliability of symptoms in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.)2. This is very variable from case to case. Oral candidiasis... Read more »

unprotected oral sex with ejaculation II

Hi Dr. Bob,I've written to you in the past (i.e., May 18, 2006 is the date of my question/your response to my post) and have sent a donation as well. By the way...your response was quite quick...Thanks a million!! Since my last post, I've...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum.I'll be brief:1.Your HIV risk, unprotected insertive oral sex, carries an extremely minimal risk for HIV acquisition.2.Your symptoms are not consistent with HIV ARS, delayed seroconversion or HIV disease.3.Your... Read more »

delayed seroconversion

i read that coinfection can cause delayed seroconversion-past 6 months. any info in this would be helpful. i tested negative for hep and HIV at 6 months. but my soft palate and uvula are just atrocious looking. bumps and lesions and blood vessels,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
So two main questions:1. Can the seroconversion of HCV be delayed?In general, patients with acute hepatitis C develop antibodies in about 8 weeks. Yes seroconversion can take longer, up to 12 weeks and very uncommonly as long as six months. However,... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
Long post, I apologize. But alot is going on with my body right now. I am a previously healthy, 24 yo white male. I am exactly nine weeks post-exposure, so I am still in my 13-week window period. From reading Dr. Bob's past posts, I know this to... Read more »

How long and how severe can seroconversion be?

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I had possible exposure to HIV in early March, in fact I contracted Gonarhea and it was this that got me concerned. After I had the Gonerhea treated (with antiobiotics) I felt fine for about 3 or 4 days....but... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I heard have heard it said that you cannot diagnose by symptoms. However, I have the symptoms and the time frame and it seems like a no-brainer that I have HIV. I had unprotected vaginal sex (lips & penis) with a female friend from way... Read more »