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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS
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YEAST INFECTION: MYTH OR FACT?

I am a female who, after stupidly having unprotected hetero sex 2 years ago, has had 5 negative HIV tests (out to 15 months) without further exposure. Two of the tests I did at home using the Home Access Test, and 3 were rapid tests done at an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that the vast majority of vaginal yeast infections, even recurrent and/or chronic ones, have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS! So if a woman needs to pop a box of Monistat for a vaginal yeast infection and she had absolutely no HIV risk... Read more »

my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years tested testes HIV Positive in her seventh month of pregnancy and i tested negative, since we were together i tested regulary and she didn not, she used to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...uncommon and can be associated with pregnancy due to the formation of cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies that can react with HIV-antibody test assays. Follow-up testing will be able to sort this out. (A qualitative HIV DNA PCR may be helpful.)... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...impressive list. I'll reprint a sample of these archival posts below. Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's urgently needed and warmly appreciated. Be well. Stay well. Cyber hugs... Read more »

HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even a few miscarriages. Her two initial HIV tests came out positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot. Her last test came out positive Western Blot. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Pregnancy can induce cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies that can lead to indeterminate or false-positive HIV-antibody test results. (See below.) If you are HIV negative and your wife has not had any HIV-exposure risk, there is really Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007. About 80% of women... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Five HIV Facts You Need to Tell Your Parents and Other Elders

...ages 44 to 64 years old -- account for 27 percent of new HIV cases , and rising. "Today's young people grew up during the HIV/AIDS pandemic and have used condoms since they first started having sex," explains ob-gyn Vanessa Cullins, M.D.,... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With HIV Resistance Tests Other Tests That May Be Done Table of Common Tests and Ranges Interpreting Viral Load Numbers... Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...While gynecological (GYN) complications are but one area of concern for women with HIV, they are critically important because they are the most Read more »
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HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
...has been hell on earth for me and I understand the next couple of months will be the same. I've done quite enough research on hiv but I just wanted to hear from the perspective of others. I am 23 years old and a female. On nov. 22, I engaged... Read more »

very upset

Posted by ophelia, 1 Reply
...swelling. I also have almost constant fatigue and just a general "sick" feeling. Totally unlike me. I was not even thinking about HIV until the night sweats/tiredness/lymph node feeling. Truthfully, I have not thought much about hiv at all over... Read more »

Poz.com on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...lack of both information and interest. There were other problems, too, with the fact that doctors treating people with HIV or AIDS back then had mostly male patients. When mine examined me, they usually skipped the female parts of my body... Read more »

Confused College Student Here...Please Help Out!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...menstruation. We have since broken up, although I did question him about his sexual history--he said he had been tested for HIV (NEG), and had never had any kind of STD (also tested). To be safe, at 20 weeks/143 days after the oral sex, and 17... Read more »