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Can You Get AIDS From Head

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNICEF HIV/AIDS Office Head Kolker Expresses Concern Over Ugandan President Museveni's Comments on AIDS-Related Deaths, Treason

Jimmy Kolker, head of UNICEF 's HIV/AIDS office, on Friday said that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's comments earlier in the week comparing AIDS-related deaths to treason could lead to stigma and discrimination against people living with or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Senior U.S. AIDS Adviser Jack Chow Appointed to Head WHO AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria Department

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Jong-Wook Lee yesterday appointed U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Health and Science Dr. Jack Chow as the head of the organization's new AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria department, the ... Read more »

Gender Is Crucial Issue In Fight Against Aids, Says Head of UNAIDS

Gender inequality is a fundamental driving force of the AIDS epidemic and therefore must be addressed centrally in responding to the epidemic, according to Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Anxiety/Head and Neck

Hi. I'm from the Philippines and my country has a very low prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS infection (<0.01% - <0.1% of all adults) with 3,000 recorded by the government and 10,000 estimated by UNAIDS out of a general population of 85 million...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The symptoms you describe (reflux, otitis) would not be HIV seroncnversion symptoms, even in its rarest form. Sore throat or pharyngitis is one of the more common symptoms of seroconversion, but it is usually accompanied by quite large lymph glands... Read more »

HIV positive but all in my head!

I tested HIV positive last month. I just had an idea. What if the disease is all in my head? Couldn't stress cause an antibody positive test result? After all, I hear experts on this forum tell people all the time that all kinds of symptoms...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I think you have a misunderstanding about the role of anxiety in causing symptoms. Sometimes people get a negative test for HIV antibodies, but have difficulty accepting the result due to their anxiety about HIV infection and its consequences. Some... Read more »

So worried .... Please my head will explode

Hi Dr shanonI've been under HIV risk before 9 months with unknown status girl, after that day, I had my first HIV test called (HIV AB/AG) after 3 months and came with negative result, then I had the same test again after 6 months and came with...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 90 days, if this test is negative than so are you. You were tested at 6 months with a negative test you are HIV free from your exposure.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

are condoms that cover only the head of the penis equally as effective as regular condoms?

i read in one of your posts that HIV cannot penetrate intact skin but that it can penetrate the linings of the urethra. so my question is, since the condoms that just cover the head of the penis prevents access to the urethra are they as effective...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Condoms that only cover the head of the penis are not as effective, because they tend to slip off easily. In addition by leaving the skin on the shaft of the penis uncovered, you increase the risk of other types of skin-to-skin STDs, such as... Read more »
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HIV- falling head over heals w/HIV+ & confused

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm HIV- and recently met and went on a few dates with an awesome guy who is HIV+. He told me he was HIV+ on our second date, after I told him I was a recovering alcoholic. The fact that he disclosed his HIV status so honestly to me is so... Read more »

hit over the head

Posted by sixtwenty3, 4 Replies
i feel like i've been hit over the head and reeling since being diagnosed as hiv positive. i have spent the better part of two weeks reading everything i can on the internet only to feel overwhelmed, confused, scared. from reading some of the posts... Read more »

Can't get it out of my head

Posted by Froglover32, 3 Replies
I cant stop thinking about having HIV. From the time i wake up to the time i go to bed. I have a boyfriend we have been together for over 3 years now. He is very supportive and so is our family's. I dont have my first dr appointment until the first... Read more »

Questions in my head.

Posted by Anonymous
Lost a lover and a baby, Diagnosed HIV+, while trying to cope, got raped! Now what's next? Isnt it a little too much for one person? What is the meaning of all this? May somebody help me understand!! Do i look like i have all the ability to cope... Read more »