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The Well Project

Cancers

...techniques (e.g. brain biopsy, gastrointestinal or lung biopsy) Treatment NHL: Chemotherapy CNS lymphoma: Combination of radiation and chemotherapy Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is strongly linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the U.S. Different strains of HPV cause warts or abnormal cell growth (dysplasia) near the anus or cervix. Dysplasia is more common in women...
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Truvada and Efivarenz

Dr i am on truvada and efivarenz for a month now. I loose a lot of blood when i am on my periods,how can this problem be solved.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...could be aggravated by some HIV meds) and others. Recommend discussing with your HIV doc and possibly getting a pelvic exam/pap smear and maybe a consultation with a gynecologist. KH Read more »

bleeding gums concern

I am hiv+. Never been sick or had complications. I have also been undetectable almost the entire time I have known I was positive. Over the last 2 years I have developed bleeding gums. They may bleed with i brush, or they may simply start to bleed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I assume you have no bleeding problems (platelets, coagulation parameters) or take aspirin or drugs like ibupfofen regularly (some patients sensitive to platelet effects Read more »

Uncommon side effects

Im a 35 yr old female diagnosed in 96 allready at 100 Tcells and 750,000 vl at the time of diagnosis. I've been on multiple drug combos and the allways included Epivir. For a couple of years now I've had unusual cervical bleeding . Today I saw my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...observed any abnormal cervical/uterine bleeding attributable to 3TC. I assume your gynecologist did a full pelvic examination with pap smear recently? Also, you might check your coagulation parameters (platelets, PT/PTT). A friable cervix with... Read more »

HIV and Nose Bleeds

Hi, my husband is HIV pos. and I'm negative. He has been having nose bleeds and I was wondering if that is something to do with the HIV? He recently started taking viramune and truvada. Though I don't think the nose bleeds are from those as he had a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(such as a low platelet count). HIV drugs, including nevirapine (Viramune), can also cause problems with the liver, resulting in bleeding problems, but this occurs rarely. The vast majority of nose bleeds in treated HIV+ patients is due to local... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Menstrual Disorders in HIV-Infected Women

...or symptoms should be asked to keep an ongoing calendar outlining their menses/bleeding patterns for 3 months. The volume of blood loss is difficult to estimate so clinicians may ask about the number of tampons or pads used, how frequently the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...treated using antiviral drugs such as acyclovir (Zovirax™), valacyclovir (Valtrex™), and famciclovir (Famvir™). Human Papillomavirus (HPV, Warts) Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer andcan also cause genital warts. HIV+ women are more... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...disease, resulting in a rate of 80 anal cancer cases per 100,000 people. Anal cancer is caused by the same strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer in women. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. 2 ... Read more »
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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
...Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always bring my own toilet paper with me to make sure that I would not catch anything from the public toilet. But last week, when I attended the... Read more »

Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »

Bleeding Acne

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had a bleeding spot and my brother just hit me in the face. IF he had a bleeding hand would i be at any risk? Read more »

Nose Bleeds?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could frequent nose bleeds be a sign of HIV infection, or are they common amongst people with HIV/AIDS? Read more »