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Does Having Vaginal Polyps Increase Risk Of Colon Polyps

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Colon polyps

I guess this isn't really a question about meds, but I was hoping you might help. I am 41, pos since 1994, labs are great. Someone told me about a study suggestiong hiv'ers should get an annual colonoscopy as we are more likely to get...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your question. People with HIV do not need more frequent colonoscopies than people without really depends on what the first colonoscopy shows. At age 41 you would not need a colonoscopy for another 9 years since doctors... Read more »

Anal vs Vaginal Risk

Dear Rick: In the female, does the vaginal fluid or the anus have a larger amount of HIV present?... Read more »

Unprotected vaginal sex with spermicide = less risk?

My partner and I would always use a condom during sex, except for one instance in which I was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cellulose Gel May Increase Vaginal HIV Transmission

The fact that more than 50 percent of adults with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa are women demonstrates the urgent need for female-initiated methods of HIV prevention. But newly published research reports a set-back to efforts to formulate a vaginal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

FDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office report... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bacterial Vaginosis Associated With Increased Risk of HIV Transmission From Women to Men, Study Shows

Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a condition characterized by a disruption in normal vaginal bacteria, is associated with a more than three-fold increased risk of HIV transmission from an infected woman with the condition to her uninfected male partner,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening Colonoscopies Urged for HIV-Infected Patients

A new study finds that HIV-positive patients have a higher prevalence of colonic neoplasms and should be offered screening colonoscopy. "Although non-AIDS defining malignancies are rapidly increasing as HIV-infected subjects live longer, little is... Read more »
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What are odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz?

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Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just forget the entire experience and not test?

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My Risk Story, Symptoms, & Questions

Posted by ForgiveMe321, 2 Replies
Well, Hello everyone. I am a heterosexual male, just graduated college, who is dealing with quite the demon at the moment. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a female from my school on the 21st of October. Not the smartest idea I've ever made, also... Read more »

a strange question of risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hey everyone,
I am a 28 year old male. about 4 weeks ago I had an encounter with a female from an "escort service"

this encounter included protected vaginal sex, and unprotected oral sex (she sucked me)

what worries me is that i had shaved my penis,... Read more »