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Can HIV Cause Inflammation Of The Urethra

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...a life-threatening illness. It is very important for HIV+ women to have regular Pap smears. A Pap smearis a screening test your health care provider does to check for changes in thecervix. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia,or cancer. HIV+ women are 10 times more likely to have abnormal Pap smears thanHIV-negative women. These abnormal Paps are usually associated with low CD4cell counts and HPV. Girls and...
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Viral Load and HIV associated inflammation

If V-Load is <10 copies, is that a good indicator of low to almost none existent inflammation that may be associated with Pulmonary Hypertension? I searched The Body and found an article on PAH and it's possible associated with HIV and thus this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Inflammation /immune activation often remains higher in HIV+ persons than in HIV- persons even when on effective therapy and than may contribute Read more »

HIV transmission through male urethra

Simple question. I am only asking this because I have got a number of mixed answers. Alot of places online will say that HIV can enter the body through the urethra on your penis. Some say that it needs to be infected, and a doctor I saw when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The doctor who gave you that information was wrong. HIV can be absorbed directly across any mucous membrane. An infection, inflammation, or cut, etc. is not a prerequisite. HIV can and does permeate intact uninfected mucous membranes. All... Read more »

I Think I Understand...

Hello Dr. Bob,Yes, unfortunately, this is another oral question. You can begin groaning now. : )I just want to clarify a few things.If a guy is going down on me (I'm a guy who is rather well endowed. Lucky me.) it is not his saliva that can infect...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...well, such as bleeding gums (without excessive trauma), gum disease, sores in the mouth and concurrent infections that cause inflammation. Also you seem to be under the impression that the HIV-tainted fluid or blood would need to "make its way... Read more »

Asked separately but not together: blowjob, handjob and precum in the urethra (MORMONS) (FUNNY QUESTIONS 2009)

Good Morning Doctor Bob,I've been reading the post here for about a day and I figured everyone else is asking about their fears, who am I to resist?I had a lapse in judgement (famous last words, eh?) and met up with a local guy yesterday, first time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I will never puke on you again if you answer me. Response from Dr. Frascino Hello Mnage--trois Puker, Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils. It is often caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus ("strep throat"). Isolated tonsillitis... Read more »
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HIV Causes Accelerated Aging: Has AIDS Become Acquired Inflammation Disease Syndrome?

... I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have facelifts until my ears meet. -- Rita Rudner Inflammation is the hottest topic in HIV/AIDS research. We've known for many years that, left untreated, HIV disease produces widespread... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Inflammation

... What Is Inflammation? Acute and Chronic Inflammation HIV Causes Inflammation Leaky Gut Syndrome Measuring Inflammation Treating HIV Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV and Inflammation: A New Threat

... Introduction What Is Inflammation? Inflammatory Markers and Mortality Aging Before Your Time? Conclusion Introduction Traditionally, it was thought Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...enzyme Bilirubin: blood pigment High enzyme levels can indicate liver damage caused by medications, alcohol, hepatitis (an inflammation of the liver), or street drugs. LFTs also include bilirubin, a blood pigment. High levels of bilirubin may... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd week) Diarrhea (for last 2 days of... Read more »

still having symptoms

Posted by redsox34, 1 Reply
...body is shutting down. i recently started peeing blood. i've had a cough now for about a month. the only thing it can be is hiv. does the virus work this fast on the body? Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
...has HIV so I'm possibly genetailly more susceptible to it. Also I didn't know about the virus entering the body through the urethra and I think that I have a significant curvature increases the likelihood of infected vaginal fluids and menses... Read more »