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Genitalia Itching And Hiv

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HIV+ Female genitalia (Lymph nodes) tender swollen dark spots

I'm white HIV+ female for over 6 years and am having swollen lymph nodes on my upper genitals, the spots are tender and turned dark. What is happening and will this change back to the normal color?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of what happens to the described lymph nodes depends on the cause. An evaluation/biopsy would often be helpful at sorting out the diagnosis and whether any treatment would be recommended. KH... Read more »

Tongue on a sex worker's genitalia

Dear doctor, I had sex with a sex worker in Nigeria and used a condom and it never broke. Me and... Read more »

Itching in the vaginal area, tiny red bumps that itch on my stomach.

HI, I'm 17 years of age and have been experiencing some weird complications with my body.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Proponents of Female Genital Cutting in Kenya Promoting it as HIV Prevention Method

Some proponents of female genital cutting in Kisii, Kenya, are claiming that the practice will reduce a woman's risk of contracting HIV, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. These proponents say FGC prevents HIV because women will have reduced sexual desire... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Female Genital Mutilation Cause of Increased HIV/AIDS in Somalia: Doctors

Female genital mutilation of Somali women has increased the number of STDs and is a recipe for higher rates of HIV/AIDS in the country, said Hodan Farah, a Somali gynecologist. "The genital cut on Somali girls between the age of seven and 10 is a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Schistosomiasis Among Women in Africa Could Help Prevent HIV Infection, Researcher Says

"Over the years I have written a lot (and beaten the drum pretty hard) about the importance of female genital schistosomiasis (FGS), its devastating effects on young women, and its key role in promoting HIV/AIDS transmission in Africa," Peter Hotez,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Brutal Practice Linked to AIDS

Women in sub-Saharan African who undergo female genital mutilation are increasingly at risk for HIV/AIDS, according to researchers and activists. Over the past 10 years, sporadic research data have linked FGM to rising rates of HIV transmission... Read more »
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Itch w/no rash

Posted by bigdogdog, 1 Reply
Have been dealing with a nondescript itch and no visible rash. It has been 5 weeks since an episode that potentially exposed me to HIV. I have been dealing with this itch since the beginning of November.

Any thoughts or ideas as to the cause?

Irration... Read more »

Does the rash itch?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a person does have the rash associated with ARS, is it a rash that itches??

I've all of a sudden developed a rash (about 9-10 days after exposure). Its pretty much only on front. Chest and a little of my stomach. Its more like little raised welts.... Read more »

This constant itch

Posted by oldwoman, 7 Replies
I've talked to others who complain about itching on their legs,and I have it too,it's constant but usually bearable,today is one of the bad days and I can't stop scratching at myself(I feel like I need a flea collar on)It's just won't stop.I've... Read more »

diarrhea, itching, pricking after sexual encounter without penile penetration

Posted by goodfriend, 1 Reply
50yo male, straight, theretofore healthy, more than ten years ago tested negative, one faithful female partner before and after that test . 3 weeks ago encounter with 40 yr old female of unknown HIV status, no sexual penetration, in fact did not... Read more »