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Certain Sex Positions Causing Hiv

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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Do certain excipients in HIV medications cause side effects?

I was wondering whether certain excipients in HIV medications cause certain side effects in HIV positive patients? Such as propylene glycol or ethanol commonly used in HIV medications?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is certainly the potential for this to happen. The risks include allergies or gastrointestinal intolerance, to name a few. Some of the diarrhea associated with ritonavir, for instance, related not to the drug but to the non-drug contents of... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with... Read more »

How to ask certain questions? (DISCLOSURE 2008)

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently started dating this guy and I know that we should have a discussion about our status. How do I bring up the subject of his HIV status? I don't want to sound weird, but I know it should be discussed.Thanks,Katie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Katie,Perhaps start by talking about the necessity of safer sexual practices as a general rule. Then you can volunteer your HIV status. If negative, you can say you always practice safer sex to protect your negative status. If positive, you can... Read more »

Sex between 2 poz guys (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I've been asked by another poz guy to have bareback sex. I don't know the facts. One would think that since we're both poz it doesn't matter, but I've heard otherwise. I'm the top, but I don't know if that makes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You've heard correctly! It does indeed matter! Poz-on-poz couplings are at risk for superinfection (acquiring a different strain of the virus) and for other STDs that could make your HIV disease flare out of control. My advice is always to... Read more »
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Almost certain I am +, waiting on test to move on

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

Maybe I should be posting under another section, but my test results have not yet returned. However, I have come to terms that what I have is indeed HIV/AIDS. I am just waiting for the result to tak the next step.

I am a 21 year old college... Read more »

Would like to be certain

Posted by boots, 2 Replies
I had an exposure back in 2007 sex with escort condom slipped off.. I tested at 3 days aftyer eexposure then at 4 weeks then 8 weeks all negative then at 84 days I got tested with the uni gold test and it was negative.. I moved on.. Now flash... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
I am really ashamed to say that I am a medical professional when I look back on my recent behavior. I was in China and received oral sex from a massage girl who had what appeared to be a cold with sore throat (also vaginal sex with a condom). This... Read more »

almost certain i have HIV...

Posted by Ryantology, 1 Reply
hello,

my story : i am 30 years old. Up until this crazy incident, I had never had unprotected sex (not even with lovers/girlfriends). Up until this incident, I had never been with a prostitute. Up until this incident, I had never even thought of HIV... Read more »