Does A Woman Who Have Hiv Or Aids Get Their Period

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as...
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Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Abstinence-Only Funding) May 15, 2009If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have... Read more »


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
...women do not experience symptomsIn very advanced stages, a woman may experience pain, vaginal discharge, and bleeding between periodsDiagnosisHIV+ women should have a complete gynecological examination, including a Pap test and a pelvic exam,... Read more »


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
...for a vaginal yeast infection and she had absolutely no HIV risk exposure or has been HIV-antibody tested outside the window period from her last potential exposure (like you), she has absolutely no reason to fear HIV! Hopefully that clears up... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Turning now to your question, HIV/AIDS is not transmitted by casual contact, which includes sharing straws, sodas and saliva! Period! See below. Thanks for your donation to help others in desperate need. ( Be well. Your... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...(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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

...diagnoses, a number that represents 19% of the 952,629 AIDS diagnoses in the 50 states and the District of Columbia during this period. 3 From the beginning of the epidemic through 2005, an estimated 85,844 women with AIDS died, accounting... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV? because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage ... Read more »
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...Antiretrovirals arrived in Ukraine in 2000; at that time, Lavra was the only provider of medications in the country. In the initial period of time, only a limited number of patients, 48, received antiretroviral therapy. Since August 2004, due to... Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...people who are infected will test positive within one month of being infected. Most people will test positive even sooner. The period between the time of infection and the time that a HIV antibody test can detect the infection is called the... Read more »

HIV/AIDS: Showing Up For Life!

Posted by bradford, 5 Replies
...ready to get back to work after having lunch. I looked up from my station and while gazing across the salon, I noticed a radiant woman, beautifully dressed, standing at the receptionists desk. A stunning woman, with a short layered hairstyle; a... Read more »

Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
...ask them a lot of questions about the particular incident that has put them at risk. Based on that, I would recommend a window period. If there was very little risk in the first place, then the chances of the person being infected are very small... Read more »
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