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What Happens When Someone Gets AIDS

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Please help, incident happened while getting blood drawn.

I scared that I may be at risk to contract HIV or hepatitis from getting my blood test! Basically I watched everything during the blood draw very carefully but looked away after the needle was in my arm and the vials were being filled. Then when I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. As a health care professional, I highly doubt he would have pressed the gauze against his own bleeding wound before placing it on your arm.If you continue to have thoughts like these, it's very possible that... Read more »

hello Dr. Bob: Why this happens: Very worried, not getting off my mind

Hi doctor, I have some questions. I an so stressed and sad. I consulted one GP who says has... Read more »

Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV... Read more »
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Global AIDS Epidemic: Getting Things Done

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Beyond "Getting Over It": Why Trauma and Gender Violence Matter in HIV/AIDS

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Connect With Others

now it happens that many of us can get angry...

Posted by Anonymous
Now it happens that many of us can get angry while considering
this issue of AIDS, and maybe this anger is something that we all
share in common. Consider the situation of survivors who, for at
least 15 years now, have lived with the problem and... Read more »

Don't Know What is happening

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was involved in a sexual intercourse with one girl who HIV is unknown. I had some symptoms after about 10 days of the intercourse. Sore Throad, lymp nodes on my neck, legs and armspit toward my chest. I got fatigue after about 5 days and hurt on... Read more »

can it happen from a kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i kissed a prostitute from her mouth which i think she is hiv positive. Later about a day or two i can't really remember the day, I examined my mouth and i found a cut in my lips that was so clear that when i even press on it, it would bleed. know... Read more »

Testing Nightmare - Has this happened to any of ya

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I took an HIV test at a local planned-parenthood last Monday (had to wait around for 2 1/2 hours). Well I go in to get my results ... the girl at the counter says it will be 20minutes. Well ... an HOUR goes by and I go up to her and ask her... Read more »