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Can U Catch AIDS From Rectal Bleeding

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Rectal Bleeding

Greetings, I'm 30yrs old, been HIV+ for 5yrs. For the past 2 months I have been experiencing rectal bleeding on a daily basis. It only happens when I have a bowel movement. No discharge, no pain, no discomfort, no hemorrhoids, no anal...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your post.Of course things like hemmorhoids would be very likely, but if that has not been found I would think of an infection that is becomming more common these days: LGV (Lymphogranuloma venereum).It is an STD caused by chlamydia, can... Read more »

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