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Diagnosing Hypogonadal Men

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer...
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Boyfriend just diagnosed, I am scared!!

HI Dr. Bob,This is an interesting story... my boyfriend of many years was recently (today) definitively diagnised with HIV. This diagnosis was made after he had pre-op blood tests. HIs resulls came back as low across all areas and his surgeon was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I find it rather shocking that your boyfriend's diagnosis was so delayed! There were a number of red flags waving that should have alerted an astute physician to check for HIV! Unfortunately Read more »

Sexual Dysfunction After Diagnosis

Please excuse the length of this question, but I'm at the end of my rope.At the end of March, I was diagnosed HIV+. After waiting several days for an appointment and the last lab results to trickle in, my doctor put me on Atripla. I have been on it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sexual dysfunction if common in men and likely more common in HIV+ men. Have you had a discussion with your HIV provider about this. Have you had your testosterone Read more »

Is a bone marrow transplant optional for someone diagnosed with HIV

In my own research I have found out about a man in Germany who was diagnosed with HIV, that also had cancer of the bone marrow and upon getting a bone marrow transplant from a donner who was resistant to HIV was "Functionally Cured,"of his HIV and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I won't comment of the ethics of BM transplantation in HIV infection. The German case is somewhat unique, which required prior chemotherapy to ablate (destroy) the person's immune system and then get a transplant Read more »

waiting for an OI to hospitalize me so that I'll be finally diagnosed correctly

Hello DR. Bob,I feel like crying. Especially since I've written to you several times with my concerns but you have not answered yet answer some dude asking about a man-purse. God I feel like shit.Anyways, after testing negative on 3 seperate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
.... etc." The reason you feel so terrible is depression and anxiety, not HIV!You state: "I feel the best way to get a correct diagnosis is to finally get an O.I. that lands me in the hospital." Since there is irrefutable evidence that you are not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behaviors of Recently HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Year Post-Diagnosis: Effects of Drug Use and Partner Types

...(mean 8.81 to 5.84; p "Transmission behaviors of these recently HIV-infected MSM decreased and serosorting increased after diagnosis; recent UAI with serostatus unknown or negative partners rebounded after nine months, identifying critical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gay Men's Perceptions of Sexually Transmissible Infections and Their Experiences of Diagnosis: "Part of the Way of Life" to Feeling "Dirty and Ashamed"

... The authors introduced the current study by noting that while gay men are more likely than their heterosexual peers to be diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, little research has focused on gay men's perceptions of STIs other than... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Diagnoses Among Men in New Orleans Growing, Large Increases Reported Among Blacks

... HIV diagnoses among all men in Louisiana declined from 1997 to 2006, but increased in 2007 and 2008 -- diagnoses in the New Orleans metropolitan Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School-Based Condom Education and Its Relations With Diagnoses of and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men in the United States's authors note that potential associations between school-based condom education and sexual health outcomes, including STD diagnoses, are not well understood. In the current study, sexually active men over age 18 were asked whether they had... Read more »
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Upcoming Research Study

Posted by thehennegroup
...Henne Group, a medical research firm located in San Francisco. We are currently conducting interviews with men who have been diagnosed with Hypogonadism or Low Testosterone, and are hoping to spread the word about our study so we can get anyone... Read more »

I am scared - newly diagnosed

Posted by NiceGuyNYC, 4 Replies, but none who can relate). I am glad I was told about this site, and if anyone anywhere in the world who has been newly diagnosed would like to talk - please get in touch with me. Especially if you live in the NYC area. Thanks!! Read more »

Staying or Falling in Love: After being diagnosed

Posted by Kaitee, 7 Replies
...My diagnosis came to me in an interesting way. I had been seeing a guy almost a month when I had found out I was HIV+. We met and our Read more »

Meeting someone first time since diagnosed

Posted by Bbi, 2 Replies
...I got infected 3 months ago and started treatment 3 weeks ago. I've been single for 9 years and now that I am POZ I want another partner. I have met someone I like who hasn't Read more »