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Are Blisters An Early Sign Of HIV

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...6 months. Finding Good Care Regular GYN exams and Pap smears are crucial to your health since many GYN conditions do not have obvious symptoms and can get worse without your realizing it. Detection and treatment in the early stages can prevent a GYN condition from progressing. Tell your doctor about any problems you are experiencing and have regular GYN exams to look for problems that you might not know exist. If your doctor isn't...
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Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doctor thinks you might have neurosyphilis, your spinal fluid will be tested as well.TreatmentSyphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. Penicillin, an antibiotic, injected into the muscle, is the best treatment for syphilis. If you are... Read more »

Im HIV positive and scared about whats happening to me

I dont know whats happening to me, I've been positive for 6 months and i had thought my sero conversion was over but i keep getting blisters in my mouth on my back and chest on my legs between my toes and on my palms; I cant keep going to the doc my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unfortunately, I can't diagnose the cause of your rash over the Internet.You are HIV positive and your insurance company dropped you???? That's immoral and unconscionable! I'm sure there is a special place in hell Read more »

Donation Just Made- Please Answer

Hi Dr. Frascino,I just made a donation; Verisgn ID# XXXXXXXXXXX. I just have a question about the HIV tranmission risk for insertive oral sex.My research indicates the risk is 0.5/10,000 exsposures. Is this correct? This sounds to be almost zero...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...5.1 for circumcised males.7.5 for susceptible people with genital ulcer disease vs. 1.5 for those without such disease.3.2 for early-stage index cases, 2.6 for late stage index cases, and 0.7 for mid-stage index cases. "The use of a single,... Read more »

Early sign of KS ?

Dear Doctor FeinbergI was infected with HIV a year ago. My CD4 counts are around 550 and I am not on any meds, and my viral load is low.What is concerning me is that 'muddy' dark purplish patches of skin are appearing on my feet,ankles and forearms....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The nose lesion that bleeds easily doesn't sound like KS, but since I can't see the other lesions, I suggest that you have them checked by a dermatologist if you remain concerned. KS can occur at high T cell counts, although that isn't common. Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

...lymphoma, and cervical cancer. Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) KS was one of the most common opportunistic infections (OIs) in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. KS is actually caused by a virus called Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV) or... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...INH (isonizaid) Myambutol (ethambutol) Flagyl (metronidazole) Hydoxyurea How Do You Know if You Have PN? Early signs of PN include: Tingling Pins and needles Numbness Feet feeling like they are asleep ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...or suicide Difficulty making decisions or concentrating Changes in sleep patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Some of the early signs of depression can be similar to those of HIV, making depression harder to diagnose. Depression can also be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...though they would not know if it was HIV. I don't know whats true, but can you guys let me know if chronic thrush is possible at early stage HIV with no other symptoms except possiblt a runny nose sometimes. Do the doctors really know? Thanks... Read more »

help :(

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have only 2 of them at seperate times. i rubberd one pretty hard with a qtip nd it bled a little. can this be a sign of early hiv infection. my exposure was 18 weeks ago. thanks. Read more »

Scared Female....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...AIDS and he said once, 15 years ago......then he seemed nervous. I am really scared. I never had this before. Could this be early sign of AIDS or Sero Conversion? any insight would be very helpful. I am a bundle of nerves. thanks Read more »