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Are GI Problems Contagious

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used to the medicine. HIV-Related Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some...
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Esophagus problem_what is going on?

Dear Dr.Bob,I know that you receive thousands e-mails every day but anyway I would be very grateful if you could help me with my long term problem. I will try to be brief.Recently I started having problem with my aesophagus. I feel pain in lower...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You tried to be brief in your question. I'll be even briefer in my response. 1.Your HIV risk was minimal at best.2.Your repeatedly negative HIV-1, HIV-2 and p24 out to three years are definitive, conclusive and excessive.3.Whatever is causing... Read more »

GI problems

I tested negative at 3,3.5 and 4 months after receiving oral sex to my scrotum and the base of my penis(not head) from a massage girl. For the last 3-4 weeks, GI distress:indegstion,flatulence,bloating and distention,mild pain. Is this HIV-related?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Oral sex is a very low risk exposure for HIV transmission. In this context, the result that you have had 4 months after exposure is definitely conclusive and the exposure did not lead to you getting HIV. Any symptoms you may now have are therefore... Read more »

Is ARS contagious?

Dr. Frascino,About 1 month ago, i had unprotected anal sex with another guy(not my boyfriend). I was the top, and we were fooling around and i stuck it in for about a minute. I pulled it out and put on a condom to finish. 5-6 days later i got a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Joe,ARS symptoms are not contagious. They are a direct consequence of being HIV infected. That antibiotics cleared up your problem would suggest it was caused by Read more »

Is Hep B contagious?

I have just met a guy who wants to date me. Problem is that he says 20 years ago he was tested and came up with hep b...his Dad molested him,not sure how he got it..He says he is not contagious now and he also said that he goes to Red Cross and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis B is transmissable via intercourse. So are many other viruses, such as HIV.I always say that "safe sex" should be the rule. I would recommend condoms. I would also recommend a Hepatitis B vaccine, if you are not immune.Dr. M Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...lump that can last for a few weeks. Measles, Mumps and Rubella: These are three diseases caused by viruses. They are very contagious and can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Aptivus

...when first released, Aptivus has been supplanted by newer PIs with improved resistance profiles, but without the debilitating GI problems -- mostly diarrhea. A host of drug interactions -- including other protease inhibitors -- makes this a... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »