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Erectile Dysfunction Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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Erectile Dysfunction (Truvada/Isentress)

Hi, I'm a 33yo male who has been living with HIV for roughly 13 years. In 2010, at the urging of my doctor, I switched drug regimens from Trizivir (which I had been on since testing positive) to Truvada/Isentress. A year later, I found myself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Erectile dysfunction is common in the general population and appears to be more common in HIV+ persons. Reasons appear multifactorial often related to hormone levels, stress levels (including concern about transmission), aging, subtle nervous system... Read more »

AIDS & Erectile Dysfunction

I have "full blown" AIDS and as more time passes I have become TOTALLY 100% unbale to get an erection or ejaculate when I masturbate. I DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH ANY OTHER INDIVIDUALS. I'M 100% CELIBITE ). However, I enjoy the sensation of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. The rate of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with HIV infection and AIDS is much higher than what is seen in HIV negative men. There are many factors to contribute to this complication including low testosterone... Read more »

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

About a month before I tested positive (and after I got infected), I noticed a dramatic drop in my libido. I am not as easily aroused as before, my erections are not as strong and frequently disappear after a few minutes.After I tested positive I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Certainly there can be psychological causes of decreased libido, but considering you are HIV-positive, I would certainly check your testosterone level as well. If it's low, testosterone supplementation might be just the thing to get Mr.... Read more »

Erectile Dysfunction

Over the past 6 months my sex drive has decreased drastically to the point where I don't even get aroused like a normal person. Most of the time my penis does not respnd to physical or visual stimulation and most of the time when I masturbate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what your HIV status or treatment status is. Some HIV and other medications can contribute to impotence. An evaluation by an HIV experienced and sensitive urologist is often helpful. Viagra is often helpful but doses have to... Read more »
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extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection

Posted by lafcadio, 1 Reply
I came down with text book Acute HIV Infection three weeks ago after having unsafe sex. My lymph nodes got swollen and achy, I got these little shivers running through my body, I feel like I have bleach in my veins. I'm tired and sweat constantly. I... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »