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Can A Ruptured Disc Cause Painful Sex?

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's penis is inserted, it can cause small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected, although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a...
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Condom Rupture

Hi Dr. Bob, I have seen many advises from you which surely is a great help . A few days back i met a gal at a bar (well known to be a pick up point ) . we had few drinks and later we went in a hotel . I weared condom pretty well and with all the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condom failure (breakage) carries the same HIV-transmission/acquisition risk as unprotected sex. Consequently yes you should get an HIV test at the three-month mark.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Atripla and Degenerative Disc Disease

Hello,I have been positive since 2006. At the time of diagnosis I had a VL of over 100,000 and a CD4 count that was rapidly dropping. I started Atripla 3 months after being diagnosed due to the fact that my VL was not going down. After starting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV treatment may contribute to bone loss (check DEXA scan) but has not been shown to specifically cause disc disease (that applies to Atripla as well). I cannot with any confidence recommend an alternative HIV regimen that would provide Read more »

magnetic couple, PEP questions after condom rupture

Hi Doctor Bob, First of all: thanks for all your wise words, it's great to feel cared about.I'm the HIV positive half of a magnetic couple. We have a very strong, dedicated relation and can handle a lot, so the following is not putting us down, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello X and X,Viracept has fallen out of favor in the U.S. for several reasons involving tolerability, convenience and potency. Similarly, AZT + 3TC is no longer the number-one choice of many HIV specialists here, due to the issues you mention side... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...breaking. If you're not going to use condoms, try to reduce the friction by using a lot of lube to help prevent small cuts or tears in the vagina, rectum, or penis. Silicone-based lube will last longer than water-based lube. Because you're not... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...illness and sign that HIV disease is progressing to a more severe stage. Candidiasis outbreaks can be frequent, can cause great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe,... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...your partner is HIV+, you should decide what steps to take to makeall types of sex as safe as possible. If you would like to discuss theseissues, see a sex educator or health care provider at your local AIDS serviceorganization or treatment... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...needles can get HIV from a needle that has been used by someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...alone at this time. And having found out so close to Christmas, my first thought was, will this be my last? There were many tears behind closed doors and I'm sure many more to come. I do have an appt. in 2 wks (2 wks before my birthday) at an HIV... 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 »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »