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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...first anemia can be so mild that it goes unnoticed. Symptoms usually increase as anemia gets worse. Symptoms include: Severe fatigue (tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression Anemia and HIV Anemia has always been a problem for...
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Atripla side affect?

I have been on Atripla for about 2 months now. My T4 has gone from 38 to 98, and my viral load from 110,000 down to 608. I was diagnosed 2 months ago and was in the hospital for 7 days with PCP pneumonia. About 2 weeks ago I have noticed small...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...look like that. Those and other infections/conditions can sometimes flare up in the midst of immune recovery after effective HIV treatment is started. Your HIV provider and/or a dermatologist should evaluate the lesions to refine the diagnosis... Read more »

Not HIV but what if?

Dr. Bob,I know this isn't a HIV question, but you're the man! Can Neuro-Syphillis be detected with the regular blood test for syphillis or there another way to detect for this form of syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...If you get infected, you can pass the bacteria from infected skin or mucous membranes (linings), usually your genital area, lips, mouth, or anus, to the mucous membranes or skin of your sexual partner.Syphilis can be passed from mother to infant... Read more »

LIP & HIV+ Son

Hi,My 3yr old son tested positive about a month ago. His symptons include poor growth and LIP. He coughs, most often in spasms until he throws up, and then gets some relief. The specific triggers for the coughs are hard laughs and crying - at...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Does the vomitting occur only after the coughing spasms? If so, I would recommend that you continue to work with your child's care provider to try to control the coughing. Sometimes children vomit after medications because they don't like the taste... Read more »

Allergic Reaction to Meds? Swelling of lip, palms, and penis

Hello Doctor,About 4 weeks ago I had an incident where my upper lip swelled to the point of bursting (no swellling on lower lip). I also has some swelling and redness on both palms (very itchy) and one side of my penis. I went to the ER for...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...are no systemic signs of an acute allergic reaction (such as shortness of breath or anything that suggests that your liver is affected) and that your problems are limited to your skin. This is unlikely due to medications that you have been... Read more »
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The Well Project

Pneumonias

... Shaking/chills Cough that produces rust colored or greenish mucus Increased breathing and pulse rate Bluish colored lips or nails Treatment: Bacterial pneumonias are almost always easily treatable with antibiotics Prevention: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...vagina and over the cervix (the opening of the uterus). The other end stays outside the vagina and covers the labia (vaginal lips). The polyurethane covers the cervix and the vaginal canal. The vaginal condom is currently marketed under the name... Read more »
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Freaking out: A stripper's nipple and a cracked stingy lip

Posted by spearo, 2 Replies
...mouth came in contact with the stripper's breast a couple of times for a few seconds. Due to the arid region, I had a cracked lip - a stingy break in skin (I saw the bright red in the crack in the skin of my lip). I did not taste any blood or... Read more »

The CDC is confusing me...

Posted by itsthatgirl, 3 Replies
...it looked as if he had popped a pimple near his lip. I think I do vaguely remember tasting a little blood on my tongue and my lips were pretty chapped so I am not sure if this would be a possible risk for transmission of hiv... I realize there is... Read more »

My friend is freaking out...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to be some blood in it (but he's been known to have bleeding gums when he brushes, so again who knows); (4) it was more his lips that touched her finger, it's not like he spit or stuck his tongue right into the cut itself. She's determined to... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »