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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...microbicides might be developed that could prevent a wide range of STDs, including HIV. What if a Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Some of the microbicides being studied would allow a woman to get pregnant. These are called non-contraceptive microbicides. They would offer women the option of getting pregnant while still protecting themselves from infection -- an alternative that is not available with condom use. Contraceptive microbicides...
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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
Tinnitus (perception of sound in absence of noise in the surrounding environment) is fairly common in the general population and often is difficult to pinpoint a cause. Our clinic has hundred so patients on Viread and/or Ziagen and hasn't observed... Read more »

ringing in my ears

I was diagnosed with HIV a couple of months ago. What led me to get tested was multiple trips to the ER with chest pain, some shortness of breath and a feeling of blacking out. For a year I was told it was anxiety. Long story short.....I had several...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...herpes simplex/zoster). A good history and physical examination is important to sort out possible contributing factors to the ringing (often called tinnitus which is a fairly common condition in the general population). KH Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...eastern Africa. The rings contain 25 mg of the new antiretroviral drug dapivirine. Existing vaginal rings, in contrast, contain contraceptive or therapeutic hormones. Recent World Health Organization data show that HIV/AIDS is the leading cause... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...of hormonal contraceptives include the combination estrogen/progestin contraceptive patch (Ortho-Evra), a hormone-releasing contraceptive ring worn inside the vagina (NuvaRing), and intrauterine devices (IUDs) that gradually release hormones... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Trial in Africa of Long-Acting Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention unveiled in July. The piece also notes microbicide products in development, including "[a] vaginal ring that contains both contraceptives and an antiretroviral drug is also under development with support from" USAID. The piece includes quotes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Grant From Gates Foundation Will Aid Development of Revolutionary New Contraceptive

... An Ottawa scientist has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop a vaginal contraceptive that also protects against HIV and other STDs. The recipient is Dr. Nongnuj Tanphaichitr, a senior scientist... Read more »
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ringing in the ears

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...2 weeks which was negitive, but i realize those results are meaningless at this point. Lately I have been experiencing bad ringing in both my ears. My question is, can the be a sign of HIV, and if so, could it appear just 45 days after being... Read more »

I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
...rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was totally freaked out that it would close up and I ran to the bathroom. In the... Read more »

Black Rings

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have Black rings around my eyes, like stress bags, but all the way around my eye. My question being: What could this be a symptom of? I have Read more »

The Bell is Ringing-Bells4AIDS-World AIDS Day

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...A MILLION BELLS RINGING ON DECEMBER 1 World AIDS Day! "The Bell is Ringing" is a grassroots initiative of concerned individuals, who decided to mobilize Read more »