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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 polyps. Is...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...for another 9 years since doctors recommend scheduling your first colonoscopy at age 50 unless you're at higher-than-average risk for colorectal cancer or you develop symptoms.If your first colonoscopy shows polyps then you might be asked to have... Read more »

vagina to vagina rubbing ... and risks

I am a lesbian who practices frottage. My gf and I rub bodies ... more specifically vaginas. Is it... Read more »

HIV risk from vaginal blood outside the body?

Doctor Bob, First let me say that the service you are providing here is wonderful! Just reading... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...are in womenolder than 50, with women of color representing the largest portion. The numberof AIDS cases in aging women has increased nearly three times in the last 10years, and heterosexual HIV transmission rates among women older than 50... Read more »
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Condoms

...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...exposed to HIV. Getting tested for STDs regularly and getting treatment promptly if you have an STD will also help reduce your risk of HIV infection if you are exposed to HIV. 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 »

Vaginal secression pimple. Help

Posted by Scaredozzie, 1 Reply
...pimple in my pubic area which I am almost sure came into contact with her vaginal fluids briefly. Please tell me if I am at risk of contracting anything as I am frightened and can't tell my wife. Read more »

am i in high risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have deep kissing recently (1 month ago) with a guy (stranger). because my gum and teeth bleed easily. do u think i'm in high risk of getting HIV. 5 days later, i have fever and sore throat but recover within a week. do u think i'm in high risk.... Read more »

Any low risks tested positive???

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
...Do any of you know of instances where an apparently low risk activity actually resulted in a positive test result? Activities like deep kissing (i know there is 1 reported case), rubbing Read more »