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Can Being Born With One Testicle Lead To Male Hypogonadism

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...the US and dependent areas, which has remained relatively stable since 2005. By the end of 2007, an estimated 106,074 Hispanics/Latinos with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the US and dependent areas. In 2007, HIV was the fifth leading cause of death among Hispanics/Latinos aged 35-44 and the sixth leading cause of death among Hispanics/Latinos aged 25-34 in the US. Prevention Challenges A number of factors contribute to the HIV epidemic...
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One last question and i will be done. I cannot lead a miserable life like this. Please help me.

Hi Dr. Brian, You are my God. Please help me in answering this one last question and I will be done and my brain nerves can relax. I had one exposure in 1998 and then the last exposure in 2003.Following the first exposure, my anal itching...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are fine, now please move on. Read more »

Does masturbation lead to baldness

Does maturbation lead to baldness?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
No, Rogaine-Failure, your chrome dome is not a consequence of burping the nephew!Dr. Bob Read more »

Naked Playing Lead to HIV?

Hey Dr. Bob! Just made a donation to the site! Was curious: This weekend I was laying in bed with another guy I just met. He started to masturbate me, and was doing lots of it... I got an open sore because of all the irritation. My question: Am I at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all HIV drugs can have fatigue as a side effect. In addition, AZT can, in some pozitoids, suppress the bone marrow function, leading to decreased production of red blood cells (and other blood cells as well). This can cause anemia, which in turn... Read more »

Leading Causes

I presented a lecture on AIDS awareness and prevention to a middle school. While I was there, the professor asked me what the leading cause of death was in AIDS patients. I told him that I did not have an answer, but that I'd try to get one for...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The leading causes of death have changed markedly in the last several years. I think wasting syndrome has become increasingly more common. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...States develop PID. The symptoms may be quite mild or can be very severe and can include abdominal pain and fever. PID can lead to internal abscesses (pus-filled "pockets" that are hard to cure) and long-lasting, chronic pelvic pain. PID... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...blood may contain the virus and that mucous membrane (e.g., oral, vaginal) exposure to these secretions has the potential to lead to HIV infection. In order to reduce the risk of HIV transmission, women who have sex with women should do the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, and rash. 14-day lead-in dosing reduces the frequency of rash. Severe rash, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, while rare, can be... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV income below the U.S. poverty level, and nearly two-thirds of 16-to-25-year-olds are unemployed. Such marginalization may lead MTF to engage in commercial sex work as a means of economic support. Forty-two percent of MTF in a recent... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »