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What Are The Symptoms Of Aids In Other Words How Do You Know You Have Them

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MC...a word about my symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
You wanted to know about my symptoms? Here it is: HIV infection never entered my mind until, about five days after a high risk exposure, I developed terrible nasal congestion in the middle of a hot summer. I wasn't necessarily worried about HIV... Read more »

Lost for words

Posted by rlsunshine, 7 Replies
Well My nephew who is 24yrs old & has been HIV positive since he was 9yrs old. is stayin at an HIV/AIDS house since June1,2011 because he needed care I couldn't give him. He hasn't taken his meds for 1 1/2 years because he says it messes with... Read more »

Jackie: Seriously, the rash. Final word.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I've been coming to this board as a lurker off and on since the year 2000 when I had a possible exposure. I've tested three times since then, my latest test being just three months ago. Negative. This fear has jacked me up so bad that I... Read more »

just a few words

Posted by altazar, 3 Replies
would just like to say a few tings tonight ,forst of all i think all should get out the aids special tomorow night,on dicovery channel at 7pm it should be a very imformative and educational show and may answer alot of your questions that you already... Read more »

Help me Spread the word..among teens

Posted by Anonymous
I am doing my Gold award on the Prevention of AIDS...if anyone could please help me or who is willing to be interviewed please contact me as soon as you can..if you know of any organization i would really appreciated..i will be talking to High... Read more »
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Lost for words

Hi Dr. Shernoff,I have an AIDS diagnosis and have probably been infected since the mid-eighties. My last t-cell count was 147 with a VL of 158,000. This was off of meds (treatment interuption). In addition, I have been informed that I have...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Obviously this is a terribly difficult situation to be coping with. It sounds like you are already doing everything that you shold be doing,(i.e seeking medical evluation and then resuming antiretroviral medication). It is not possible for me to... Read more »

Some words of thanks

Dear Dr. Bob,I am not sure if you'll recall my previous Way To Thank back end of Dec 2005. I had had an insertive fellatio with a girl with unknown HIV status and started worrying immediately after the act and digging the internet (I know it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Paranoic Test Addict," Welcome back to the Forum.Repeatedly testing negative out to five months following an extremely minimal HIV risk is definitive and conclusive and yes, certifiably WOO-HOO-able. Stop testing. Start... Read more »

Re: last time fear isn't a strong enough word

If you reply to this last question I thank you dearly. I know there are many other questions. When you say ppl with a normal cd4 count don't have aids symptoms I believe you. Like I said my CBC test was like around the 4 month mark, and my...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Some tough love: I think you are suffering from anxiety or guilt or both. Your testing is negative and you are invoking far fetched scenarios rather than accept the obvious - you are not infected.Any mediocre clinic can get an HIV RNA test done and... Read more »

A word to the worried

Hi Dr Bob. A couple of years ago I had what you would consider to be a low risk sexual encounter; unprotected oral sex with a man who's status was unknown.I panicked and within weeks began experiencing just about every symptom of aids short of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,And you're a good man, too, Charlie Brown (or whoever you are) for taking the time to write in, share your experience and hopefully awaken other WWs from their nightmares!Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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Louisiana: Woman Works to Get Word Out About HIV/AIDS

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World AIDS Day 2008: Word on the Street

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