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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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Condom Breaking @ Uncommon Time- WILL SUPPORT WITH DONATION

About a month ago I had protected vaginal and anal sex with a prostitute. I fingered her vagina and anus. However, the condom broke in the prostitute's hand during the encounter. The condom was immediately replaced and intercourse continued. Am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. You had protected vaginal and anal sex. OK. "However the condom broke in the prostitute's hand during the encounter." What does that mean? I'll assume you were not, shall we... Read more »

Uncommonly through sex

Dr. McGovern, you recently answered a question about hepatitis c this way:You are not at risk for getting hepatitis C from your friend. Hepatitis C is spread through exposure to blood through injection drug use and uncommonly through sex. Did you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please let me clarify.Hepatitis B is easily transmitted sexually.Hepatitis C can be transmitted sexually, but this is much less common. In monogamous couples, the risk is about 1 to 3 percent. In men who have sex with men, the risk is higher. There... Read more »

Can itchy skin be the only symptom of HIV?

I suffer from itchy skin and I'm worried it might be a cancer. Going through your site/forum, I read this piece of information from you:"Itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general."Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I did indeed respond to a query stating that "itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general." There are so many causes for itchy skin, ranging from the less serious causes (e.g. new detergent,... Read more »

Uncommon side effects

Im a 35 yr old female diagnosed in 96 allready at 100 Tcells and 750,000 vl at the time of diagnosis. I've been on multiple drug combos and the allways included Epivir. For a couple of years now I've had unusual cervical bleeding . Today I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't personally observed any abnormal cervical/uterine bleeding attributable to 3TC. I assume your gynecologist did a full pelvic examination with pap smear recently? Also, you might check your coagulation parameters (platelets, PT/PTT).... Read more »
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Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
So, fellow posters & experienced responders. Why is it that positive individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »

set of symptoms

Posted by calistoga, 1 Reply
Can the ARS stage of HIV only have one symptom or would it be a set of symptoms? Is 9 weeks too late for ARS to occur? Has anyone here personally had the ARS rash? Where was it? What did it look like? Read more »