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Could Dry Mouth Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Dry Mouth

Can dry mouth occur 5 weeks after infection or is that unlikely? Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
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Afraid. Are they signs? How risky?

Posted by Onsen3, 2 Replies
...because recently I have had some strange occurrences with my body all of which occurred a few days after the second meet up. -Dry mouth --Lots of burping maybe due to lack of saliva in mouth -Thinner white coating on tongue (doctor says not... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...has HIV. However, this is not a diagnostic test. According to Dr. Judith Feinberg, "The CBC holds clues to the possibility of HIV infection, but none are absolutely diagnostic. HIV+ people usually have leukopenia, with both neutropenia and... Read more »

dry mouth

Posted by Anonymous
...or four of those i was giving head to precame -- what is the risk of infection this way.... Over the past month I have had dry mouth and coated tounge and am wondering if I could possilby be infected... I worry about it every day non stop -- i... Read more »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
...One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that Read more »