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Do Physical Examinations Check For Hiv

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...year for people with elevated risk: People who have had receptive anal intercourse Women who have had cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) Anyone with under 500 CD4 cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts might look like small...
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hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...itching, or a burning sensationIn very advanced stages, there may be abscesses, lumps, ulcers, and anal dischargeDiagnosisCareful physical examination by a health care provider may be the best way to detect anal cancersAn abnormal anal Pap test... Read more »

what to do?

Iwant to start by saying, hello and thank you for helping out in this world. If everyone was like you, there would be less worries in this world.My risks were very high. unprotected receptive anal 4 months ago. Yesterday, some guy took off the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...in someone with underlying liver disease who is taking chronic therapy. 3. As for your other symptoms, you should have a full physical examination and should be checked for other STDs.4. I would continue testing for HIV and HCV out for six... Read more »

Again positive HIV with steroid interfere

Hi Doctor Bob in order to remember my case I am the man who has congenital adrenal Hyperplasia and has a PCR reduction after steroid reduction dose this is the link to remember my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the Internet, as I don't have access to your complete medical file and all of your laboratory tests or have the benefit of a physical examination. However, from what I've been able to glean, I would surmise you are HIV negative, not an elite... Read more »

What if you felt Inner Chest/ Lung Pain for HIV?

Dear Dr,Just for enquiry, I have been infected by HIV + for nearly 2 years and recently I felt bit chest pain (Inner) it maybe lung/heart area as it was located at left of the Mid Sternum. What would it possible be? Would it be serious?My last check...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Evaluation of chest pain is extremely difficult over the Internet, as it requires a thorough discussion of symptoms and a physical examination as well as certain diagnostic studies (x-rays, lab tests, etc.). It could be something as simple... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...treated early, cervical cancer can be prevented. Anal HPV is also very common among HIV-positive women. An anal Pap smear and physical examination are the best ways to detect anal dysplasia. It is important to ask your doctor to perform these... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...problems) Anal cancer is on the rise, in men as well as women. It is also tied to specific strains of HPV. An anal Pap smear and physical examination are the best ways to detect anal dysplasia. It is important to ask your doctor to perform... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...The condition can cause death if it's not caught early andtreated. Treatment Your health care provider should perform a physical exam to check for anenlarged liver and may order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. You willprobably also... Read more »
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 Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
...Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other Read more »

How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...HIV/AIDS is a complicated web of conditions made more complicated by the interaction of the meds on our body chemistries. I would Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...they don't even have access to an ophthalmoscope -- a tool used by virtually every doctor in the United States during a routine physical exam. As for coinfections, the clinical situation is even worse; diagnostic tests for hepatitis B or... Read more »