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What Happens When You Know You Have AIDS

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i dont know what is going to happen now

hello, two weeks ago, i had sex with a girl, ( i dont know if she is hiv positive., i did penetration but with (CONDOM) but my worry is , that i did oral sex to her with no protection, and i had a herpes simplex in my lips , i would like to know if...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hell there-Oral sex is a very inefficient way to acquire HIV. The mouth does not contain the type of cells that HIV likes to infect. One study from Europe that followed couples where one person was HIV+ and the other HIV- failed to find a case of... Read more »

Dont know what is happening

I am currently pregnant- about eight months. During one of my visits to the doc, I was given an HIV... Read more »

HELP... I don't know what's happening to me

Doc, I've never been frightened of anything- extreme sports, sky diving,you name it and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida AIDS Talk: "It Can Happen to Anybody"

Too many people mistakenly believe HIV/AIDS is no longer a threat, Debbie Sergi-Laws recently told attendees of a kickoff luncheon for the 2007 AIDS Walk at New College of Sarasota. "People think that if you get it, you just take a pill a day and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japanese Who Thought It Couldn't Happen Here Suddenly Confront a Surge in AIDS Cases

With a first-rate health system and widespread condom use, Japanese had long felt protected from AIDS, a disease many still associate with gays, foreigners, and hemophiliacs. If Japan had, as some experts say, nearly four times the official 10,070... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Shit Happens and Then You Go on Meds

When I was first diagnosed HIV+ in 1995, I had to take a crash course in learning about HIV as well as having to deal with the emotional and mental issues surrounding my status. At that time, there were a limited number of antiretrovirals available.... Read more »
Women Alive

Wow! Is This Really Happening to Me?

Hi, I'm Judith Dillard. I'm forty-six years old and HIV positive. I really do believe that awareness is life and that knowledge is power. I am very happy to be a part of a wonderful staff of people here at Women Alive. I have been a member of... Read more »
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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 »

have you ever know this to happen?

Posted by chichi, 2 Replies
i know i am hogging up the board but i am crazy at this point. i hope when i call the lab at 5 there will be an answer for me uinless i have to wait untill tomorrow.
how many of you out there have seen 2 reactives on suds be a neg on a WB?
how many... Read more »

Don't Know what happen

Posted by VENT, 1 Reply
Hi every one
I've come into contact with sexual act about 2 months ago, lots of symptoms after the first three weeks. Done Elisa and PCR-DNA at the 30 days, they all came back neg, right now I still have problem with my stomatch(gas and belching),... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
not sure how to ask this so here goes, i know after you have been exposed to hiv it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks before the onset of symptoms such as flu like symptoms and they go away after a short period, my question is then how long on the average... Read more »