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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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To Treat, or Not To Treat....

In a female patient (hiv+ 8 years) who takes no meds and has the following stats, would recommend treatment for anemia, and if so, what therapy would you recommend?Stats:T4: 20VL: 300,000Hemoglobin: 9.5Hematocrit: 28Serum Iron:22Low white...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThanks for the concise stats. Based on this information, it appears as if you have an iron deficiency anemia. All of your markers for anemia are below normal levels. Iron deficiency is more common in females, and is usually caused by (1)... Read more »

immune reconstitution syndrome- causing blindness!!!??how common is this?

hey,i'm a 4th year med student from south africa. During my opthalmology rotation I have seen many patients on ARV's with really nasty side-effects,but not to the drugs themselves....(presumably due to immune reconstitution syndrome) The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very good question. Starting treatment earlier as a general policy/practice (with a higher CD4 count) is important. It is standard of care in the US to have a good retina examination looking for even subtle CMV retinitis in patients with CD4 count... Read more »

is vomitting blood common in end of life for AIDS patient

I was present at my husbands bed site before he passed from this disease the horrific pain lasted for six weeks from pnemonia, terrible pain on the penis which was undiagnosed to kidney failure,and anemia etc He coughed up so many pints of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.I'm very sorry to hear about your husband's passing and the terrible challenges he faced in his final days. Transitioning from this life to whatever comes next should not be so uncomfortable, particularly if he was under the care of... Read more »

How common is this STD?

Hello, I read on here about lymphogranuloma venereum desease. I am curious how easy this is to get in America? I read you can catch it from oral, "I assume in giving oral or receiving". Not saying I got this, but in May or June I got a BJ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms are not consistent with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). I'll reprint some information from the archives that addresses your concerns about LGV. I should also point out your symptoms are very consistent with stress!Dr. BobLGV... Read more »
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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

Denial, is it common for PWA'S?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me to understand how is it possible to be in denial about HIV, going off meds and allowing oneself to have unprotected sex, marriage, and get so ill. I'm staying in the marriage, because it is the right thing to do, because I love... I... Read more »

How common is it?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
How common is it to be infected with HIV and test negative 6 months or more after being infected. Could different strains of the virus cause it not to be picked up? Also, I have only tested for HIV-1, is it necessary to test for HIV-2 ? Read more »

Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
This is a prime example of how vulnerable we (PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome.
Millions of dollars a... Read more »