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Can You Get AIDS From A Belly Button Ring?

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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion, advertisement,
Ask the Experts

The Son

Hi Doctor Bob! My mother actually sent you numerous messages about my piercing situation. First I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding on her...much more than I can say at the moment. I'm so embarrassed on the questioning she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...whenever she pleases. There she should find enlightenment and reassurance to the point she may soon find herself sporting a diamond belly button ring or tongue stud.Thanks for your generous donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

Ringing noise in my ears

Hi Dr. Thanks for the beautiful site and your assistance. I am HIV+ for about four months now, I started with Combivir+Stockrin for two months and I switched to Truvada+ Stcockrin since; I am undetectable <40, CD4 630 and CD% 42, I have just noticed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) if fairly common in the general population and is often enigmatic. Many ear conditions such as Meniere's disease Read more »

Ear ringing

Hi there,Over (at least) the past six months I have had constant ear ringing in both my ears. When I mentioned this to my HIV doc, she said she had received some similar recent complaints from other patients.I am currently on Kaletra tabs and...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...the medications you are taking. The first step I would take would be to have a good ENT examination performed along with a hearing test. This will establish whether there is a physical basis for your symptoms and whether any additional tests... Read more »

Ringing in the ears-Viread or Viramune

11-17-7- I have been reading on the web site regarding people who have had ringing in their ears (tinitus). I have been HIV + now going on 12 years and this past year about my ears starting ringing. I am on Viramune, Viread, Ziagen. From what I see...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...reported a clear increase in tinnitus from any of the 3 drugs you are on. I have had occasional patients develop tinnitus while on HIV medications. In several cases it appeared to be aggravated by either 3TC or FTC (you are not taking either of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: New Vaginal Ring Borrows From Birth Control to Fight AIDS

...double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of the ring will occur at research centers in southern and eastern Africa. The rings contain 25 mg of the new antiretroviral drug dapivirine. Existing vaginal rings, in contrast, contain... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Trial in Africa of Long-Acting Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

... "The first test of a long-acting vaginal ring loaded with an HIV-preventing drug has begun enrolling women in southern Africa," the Washington Post reports. The study, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vaginal Ring Could Protect Against HIV, Researcher Says

... A researcher with Weill Cornell Medical College has developed a vaginal ring that releases microbicides and could prevent HIV and unplanned pregnancies, ANI/ Times of India reports. Brij Saxena -- a Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women in many other countries in Africa, South America, andWestern Europe. Sharing HIV-contaminated syringes for injecting drugs isanother frequent mode of transmission. Is HIV Different for Men... Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...Anyware On My Bodie They are vary Speratic. Like For Example I Have 1 Neer My Pubic Reagin and i have One On the Ring On My Belly Button. could This Be From stress. I Do Worrie Alott But Lately Im Not Worring And Their Still Here. What Could... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »