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Can U Get HIV From Inverted Condom

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Table of Contents What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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A little summary:In may 2009 I had a contact with a woman supossed HIV+ (contact of breast milk in my mouth), I had a severe symptoms for a month: febers, diarrhea, swollen nodes, etc, etc, etc. I had several negative elisa but 14 months post risk i...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Obviously it is not HIV. I would go to an immunologist, although your CD4 cells are pretty much normal for a HIV negative person.If you have recurrent herpes outbreaks, talk to your doctor about staying on acyclovir for life. Herpes outbreaks... Read more »

inverted cd4/cd8 ratio

Dear Doctors,I read that an inverted cd4:cd8 ratio is a fundamental characteristic of hiv and that all positive individuals consistently maintain a significantly higher cd8 count, from the time of seroconversion troughout the course of illness. It...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Successful HIV medications can both increase the CD4 and decrease CD8 levels. In contrast to your point, HIV+ persons (especially those who initiate treatment earlier) can have CD4/CD8 ratios in excess of 1.0 (I have many such... Read more »

inverted nipple; is this breast cancer?

My left nipple it's got an indent and is reversing...(the inner part..only) lately it's more visible..Could it be a sign of breast cancer? I don't feel any lumps else. I have been on Crixivan-combivir for 5 years and doing great...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
HIV meds do not cause breast cancer, but they can cause benign breast masses (conditions called gynecomastia and liposmastia). That said, it would pay to have your breast evaluated by a qualified expert. Often mammograms and/or a breast biopsy are... Read more »

Negative, trush, inverted cd4/cd8

Dear experts,I am a Norwegian male 42 years old. Last September I performed oral sex on a girl who is definitely in the "low-risk"-category. I decided to forget the whole thing. However, 2-3 weeks after I developed red spots on my tongue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Norwegian,Your T-cell subsets really aren't all that "strange." T-cells are involved in many illnesses other than HIV, and often can have transient, very normal variations up and down. Have you excluded HIV infection?... Read more »
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inverted cd4 ratio

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
I just had three sec clit licking and right after 8 days i had fever , weakness , joint pain extreme dry mouth, white tongue, which continued for more than month except for fever which lasted 10 days. after 18 days i noticed swollen lymph node in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »


Posted by FORTHEBIRDS, 2 Replies
On 4/5 i slept with my x husband. Although I insisted he wear a condom and he started out with one on, when the deed was done the condom was on the bed and he said, "yup, I took it off!"
I went bananas, and after discussing it for a month he said... Read more »

condom broke can cause HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello I had weared the condom but I didn't put in. I was just rubbing my penis with her thyes but unfortuntely the condom broke. But there was no fluid or pre cum was there.
Now I found after 4 weeks that there very very small ulcer (pin head size)... Read more »