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What Does The First Stage Of Herpes Look Like

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Kaposi's first appearance

Doctor Frascino , I want to express to you the admiration for all the great information this site provides plus your humorous , friendly answers to even the most stupid questions from many of us , internet users ...and well , im afraid here is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your kind comments. Regarding Kaposi's sarcoma, it can present at any stage of HIV disease, although it's much more common in late-stage disease after the immune system has been decimated by the virus. I'll repost below... Read more »

Does this look like a syringe in his pants?

I was making out with this guy (the one on the left) and noticed something sticking out of his pants. Copy and paste the link BUT PLEASE DON'T POST ON THE SITE!!! For confidential reasons. It looked like a syringe and this man is known to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Manny,I agree with your friend. Looks more like a glow stick to me. Your fears are unwarranted. If my reassurance isn't sufficient for you to shake your worries, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. I have no doubt it... Read more »

Advanced Stage

My sister is having ulcers in the groin area. Her HIV was detected around 2004. It's been 5 months and ulcers are not going away and her CD4 count has been dropped from 350 to 27. She is having fever, diarrhea and her heart rate is ranging...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear about your sister's predicament. The first and important question is what the cause of her ulcers is. Often, they are herpes virus infection, but the list of other possibilities is long. We'd... Read more »

End stage?

Dear Mister I am HIV since 1996 and I live in Venezuela. Currently, I have multiple resistance. I had my last therapeutic failure. Also, I am resistance (proven) to darunavir (prezista), truvada, raltegravir (Insestress), Etravirina and also,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no good data on how to best handle your difficult situation short of utilizing at least 2 active drugs along with optimized back ground regimen. I would try to find out when drug may be available in at least a compassionate basis in... Read more »
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The 5 Stages of Pos

Posted by riverprincess, 4 Replies
A way to see and understand about life being pos. There are 5 stages that we mentally/emotionally go through once you pass through just the senseless fear of being tested.

Stage 1-- You think being diagnosed as pos means a death sentence. Your fear... Read more »

my friend is now in the final stages...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Watching my best friend die, it really hurts

My friend is now in final stages of aids, I try very hard to stay
positive for her sake. We have been friends for over 20 years, I
am telling myself that I should be grateful I have had her for
this long,... Read more »

Mother passed away and looking for resources for support

Posted by Manda284, 3 Replies
Hi al,

All my life it was just my mother and I.My mother passed away from cancer brought on by the lowered immune system. What I am having trouble with is that the hospital never told me she had it and I was her health care proxy etc. I was her sole... Read more »

Whose this person in the mirror that looks like me

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
When I first found out I was + (rather advanced aids) I was o.k. let the meds begin and I was feeling great. Then I got the rash but I was o.k. gaining weight and feeling fairly ok. Now I cry all the time, the worse episode was during s-e-x who... Read more »