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Early Symptoms Of HIV In Women

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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the 4 test that pregnant women sould get early in there pregnancies

what 4 test sould pregnant women get early in to pregnancies ...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I am not sure what tests you are referring to, but all pregnant women should get voluntary confidential testing for HIV.... Read more »

recent news on HRT for HIV positive women?

Hello,I am 32 and seroconverted 2 years ago. In the past year I have noticed increasing fatigue, headaches, joint pain and weight gain. I am currently on a drug holiday (3 months). My symptoms haven't changed (better or worse)since starting...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I would be very surprised if you were in the earl stages of menopause at age 32; I think it is likely that your symptoms may be unrelated to your HIV infection and the fact that they did not change when antiretroviral therapy[ ART] was stopped is a... Read more »

HIV infection and Peripheral Neuropathy in Women

Hi, I have had two sexual partners this year (2011). One of my partners, we have practiced safe vaginal sex (using a condom) everytime and unprotected oral sex twice (I was the receptor or "giver". The second time ejaculate in my mouth, of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Rather they are quite consistent with anxiety.Your HIV-acquisition risk is relatively low. I would advise getting a single HIV-antibody test three months after... Read more »

Following up : Unprotected Intercourse with a POZ women..Strong Symptomes but neg at 12 weeks (it is gating more complicated)

Hi Dr BOBWe can never thank you enough for your generous human engagement to help people; I dont find words as words are not enough to express all my gratefulness. here is previous post:http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Fatigue/Q214983.htmlBy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.My assessment has not changed. You are not a late seroconverter, because you have a negative NAAT Aptima test at six months and an undetectable qualitative PCR DNA at 6.5 months. These tests assay for a piece of the virus's genetic... Read more »
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Spirited spiritual women living with HIV

Posted by Valerie257, 4 Replies
I know you're out there.
Lets find each other for a weekly support group in Manhattan/downtown Brooklyn.
Rather than a group leader, a weekly designated driver chosen/volunteering from among group members.
Time and place TBD, suggestions welcome.


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HISPANIC HIV LOOKING FOR A HIV WOMEN

Posted by Anonymous
HI, MY NAME IS HUMBERTO FROM MASTIC BEACH IN LONG ISLAND . I AM LOOKING FOR A WOMEN WHO UNDERSTANDS THE EMOTIONAL AND FELLING OF SOMEONE WHO IS LIVING WITH HIV AND IS NOT AFFRAID TO HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE. WHO ALSO LIKES MOVIES,... Read more »

Are HIV- women or men more likely to be accepting of you being HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 Reply
I am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships

Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »

Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this survey is to collect data which will be useful in educating couples, physicians,... Read more »