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Body Parts Affected By Hiv In Women

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is a common condition for HIV-positive women, but it is often overlooked. If left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia,...
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Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort protected sex, but got gohnerea. As of 6 weeks after i have not been the same. 4 weeks into my window period I had my wisdom teeth removed, all 4. 6 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...skill and confidence takes practice. Condoms do work. But they only work when they are used consistently and correctly.Both women and men should study the following diagrams and instructions, and both should know that a newly developed "female... Read more »

Will my Kaposi Sarcoma lesions go away after treatment?

Hello:I was diagnosed with KS approx 2 years ago. After that I underwent weekly chemotherapy for 1.5 years and then electron radiation daily for 10 sessions. Although, the CT Scan now shows the KS has receeded, the dark black marks are still all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are extensive, they can be disfiguring and make walking difficult if the feet and legs are involved. KS can spread to other body parts, such as the lungs and other internal organs, and become much more serious, even fatal. The best treatment for... Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...even if that casual contact includes sleeping in the same bed, "drifting over" to the other side and overlapping legs or other body parts while only wearing a t-shirt and shorts to bed." Hmm . . . similar sleeping arrangements have been the setup... Read more »

purple patches

Can a Kaposi sarcoma flat lesion, occur in one day, ie suddenly. I have about a dime size lesion on my thigh and it occurred in one day. it blanches though, can it still be Kaposi. Has been there a week unchanged.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also worth noting that K.S. can sometimes occur even with high CD4 cell counts. You can read much more about K.S. in the archives. I'll reprint a sample below.Finally, and perhaps most important, are you HIV positive or just worrying about... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way that you periodically check your cholesterol levels, or that women periodically check their breasts for lumps. But if you find yourself going back for an HIV test every month even... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...ketoconazole Risk factors you cannot control Age: Your chances of getting osteoporosis increase as you get older Gender: Women have a greater chance of getting osteoporosis because they have smaller bones Menopause: Women lose bone... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...load go up People who have recently started HIV drugs and their viral load is notcoming down enough HIV+ pregnant women Resistance testing is not usually recommended for: People who have stopped HIV drugs for four weeks or more ... Read more »
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He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...unprotected sex, not to mention the other ways in which you can become infected. I have not been nearly as promiscious as a lot of women and I personally can think of a few people that I have had unprotected sex with that could have very well... Read more »

Most important body part

Posted by firefly, 4 Replies
...The Most Important Body Part: My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body. Through the years I would take a guess at what I Read more »

Poz.com on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...the only woman in my doctors waiting rooms. When it was my turn to see the doctor, I was full of questions about how the virus affected women in particular, wondering whether there were things that I should be doing to support my healthfor now... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...are currently investigating this." The finding should also impact the race to find topical microbicides that might protect women against HIV infection. Choosing compounds that allow Langerin to continue to work its magic will enhance any... Read more »