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Does HIV Cause Stretch Marks

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Veins or stretch marks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
tested neg. at 6 months but am now getting visible veins on sides of chest and hips. Look like stria. Any help??

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From Death to Life.... My one year mark.

Posted by rsmithson, 4 Replies
Today marks the one year anniversary of me finding out that I have AIDS. A year later my CD4s are at 233... and that's at the 9 month mark. I am feeling better, but know that I will get to where I need to be. Read more »

Red mark on side of face. Help!

Posted by Anonymous
I had one encounter with a woman of unknown status in May of 2000 during which I was protected but the condom may have broken, I just was not sure. In the days following, my doctor told me that I had either chlamydia or trauma to the area that... Read more »

To Dylan & Mark Re: Geographic Tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Mark and Dylan
Or anyone who knows anyting about geographic tongue
You can read my posts Im one of the original Dirty Dozen and one of the last to fall
One of the main problems I have in acepting I don't have HIV is this Geo tongue Ive had it now... Read more »
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stretched condom - worried

hi doctor,i recently had sex with someone who i now know is HIV+she had a v.l over 100000 when we did itI used a condom which at the end of it looked stretched due to the 5 minuste of rigouros sex but definetly not broken as I sister is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your sister may be a great nurse, but unfortunately she's not very helpful when it comes to accurate HIV-prevention information. HIV, no matter what the viral load happens to be, cannot permeate intact (even "stretched" intact)... Read more »

Mark Please ANswer one last Question

Mark, I just want your input on antibodies of HIV. DO they actually slow down the virus or are they just markers of infection? THey must slow the virus because the initial burst of viral load in the acute syndrome has to be slowed down and the...
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
1. We don't know, but I doubt it.2. They slow down the virus.Remember, we can make antibodies to different things at the same time. Like when we get immunized against measles, mumps and rubella, these viral vaccines are all together in one... Read more »

What would Dr Mark do?

Thanks in Advance doc, as with most folks out in cyber space who follow the body i to live in almost a daily fear, rational or not, that i may well be infected and while i'm also fully aware that testing is the only way i'll ever truly...
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
It was not clear whether you had subsequent HIV testing recently after your one low risk exposure. Again, these symptoms by themselves are not indicative of HIV.MH... Read more »

Oral sex with tooth marks help!

I had protected oral sex with a sex worker when I got done I seen bite marks looked healed already but just bruised.. But it was scap pealing on it. Am I at high risk for hiv cause of the cuts/teeth marks on my penis!?? And what if she had blood in...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am not feeling an HIV risk vibe here. Sounds like there was no penetration of the skin or visible blood streaming out of your partner's mouth.An HIV test is not a bad idea if you do not know your status but I would not be concerned about... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Stretching a Month Into a Year

"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician."-- Chinese proverb While this announcement may not inspire you to mark your calendar, I thought you should know that March is National Nutrition Month ® , a nutrition... Read more »
"Write a Letter to HIV" Campaign at

My Letter to HIV: A Letter From Mark Milano

Mark Milano Dear HIV, Thirty years ago, before any of us even knew you existed, you came into my body. You've caused a lot of problems over the decades, but I've never hated you. You're just doing what we're all trying to do -- survive. Can't... Read more »
Lambda Legal

New HIV Screening Recommendations Off the Mark

According to the federal government, everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should be tested for HIV if they seek health care in the United States. This comes from new recommendations rolled out at the end of September by the Centers for Disease... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials, Opinion Pieces to Mark World AIDS Day

Editorials Anchorage Daily News : The HIV/AIDS pandemic is "massive and requires a massive response," and the United States should lead the world in providing funding for international programs, according to a Daily News editorial. In doing... Read more »