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Systemic Candidiasis

...affecting up to 1 in 5 people with AIDS. It often occurs together with thrush. Symptoms include chest pain, nausea and pain when swallowing. The esophagus may become partly blocked by coatings and spots that build up. In rare cases, bad ulcers can rupture the esophagus. Esophageal candidiasis can spread, or disseminate, into the stomach and intestines. Because esophageal candidiasis can make swallowing painful, people may not eat enough and...
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nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail scratched by HIV + person on my left arm accidentally and that person on meds since 7 years ago.I got two small cut and I washed my arm and I put Septadine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2004I didn't think I would ever ask this question b/c I do believe the HIV is spread by sexual contact only (except in rare cases). However, my older boy 21 has HIV he lives at home and is very healthy. My younger son doesn't know about his... Read more »

hiv discoloration of palms, heels and nails

my wife has been on nevirapine, zidovudine, lamivudine and septrin ARVS combination for the last 7 months. she developed palm, nail and heel discoloration. often also experiences unusual tiredness and pains in the back side of the neck and knees....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The pains you describe are non-specific and are not generally a direct feature of any of the HIV medications except in some cases the zidovudine can cause some muscle irritation (myopathy or myositis) that can be detected sometimes by exam, blood... Read more »

Nail colour

Hello, please answer to me. I saw that I have half of the nail red- brown at my hand and foot at the tip. I just read an article that says that these findings are common among HIV infected people. I also have many nodes that I can feel at my neck. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...see absolutely no reason for getting multiple HIV tests. Of course they are all negative!Your concerns about the color of your nails and your "nodes" are unwarranted. This has absolutely nothing to do with your being HIV infected, because you are... Read more »

URGENT: Still within 72 hours after exposure deep scratch with the nail that was in vagina

Dear Doc Bob,I've sent this question yesterday. Just to be sure that you get it in your email box I'm sending it again. Sorry for possible spam...I've oral and vaginal sex with condom with sex worker (HIV status unknown). At some point my erection...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Victor,1. Exceedingly low.2. I'd suggest you ratchet down your level of anxiety over this incident. I would recommend a single HIV test at the three-month mark.3. Nope.4. Possible, but unlikely. Your doctor can easily screen you for common STDs... Read more »
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Crixivan

...thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly) and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs. Immune Reconstitution... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...(tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression ... Read more »
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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but Read more »

Stepped on a nail

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can yout get hiv from stepping on a nail? I've had a tetanus shot recently. Thanks! Read more »

Who can do this test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone - I am the person who posted about being scared of HIV because I was cut in two spots with a nail file at a nail salon because the girl was filing too rough - I want to thank the two people who took the time to respond to me. Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
...fungus throughout but because of the thickness of the two big nails Vicks Vaporub causes discolouration? I could just cease encasing the toes in Vicks every morning and see what happens. However, IF the fungus IS still present in the two big... Read more »