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Going To The Gynecologist And Hiv

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at the gynecologist

hi doctor i am writing from italy. i went to the gynecologist to have an ecocography. the doctor did a transvaginal ecography and she asked me if i had hiv cause 7 days before a woman with hiv and epatitis didn't tell her but she found it out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Alice from Italy,Relax Alice, your fears are unwarranted. The tools used for gynecological examinations are sterilized (autoclaved) after each use. Protective coverings (like a condom on a sex toy) are not necessary for medical and dental... Read more »

Does urine test at gynecologist show HIV?

While I know that this test does not show HIV antibodies but wouldn't this test come up... Read more »


I was wondering.When a woman goes to the Gynecologist are there tests involved that would let her... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Recommends Routine, Opt-Out HIV Screening for All Women

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently recommended routinely screening all women ages 19-64 for HIV, regardless of risk factors, unless the patient declines. Targeted screening is recommended for women outside that age... Read more »

Frequent Cervical Cancer Screenings Are Still Important for Women With HIV

You may have seen that newly revised recommendations were announced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding cervical cancer screening . These revised recommendations call for less-frequent cervical cancer screening: a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Women Need Annual Cervical Cytology: ACOG Guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently issued guidelines for the routine gynecological care of HIV-positive women. "Most of the women living with HIV today in the US are in their prime reproductive years," noted Dr. Hal C.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: Much Progress Made Against HIV/AIDS, but Continued Support Needed to Save Lives

Singer and songwriter Annie Lennox and Mitchell Besser, an obstetrician and gynecologist who founded mothers2mothers, a South African-based HIV care and support organization, write about their involvement with HIV/AIDS in the Huffington Post's ... Read more »
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Going tomorrow for my first HIV test ever

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
Tomorrow I have decided that I am going to go for my first HIV test. I am 36 heterosexual male and I have had about a an dozen partners over the past 18 years.
I have used condoms not even "done the tip to see how it feels" like Vaughn says for all... Read more »

knowing my HIV status I,m going downhill

Posted by aloneindark, 5 Replies
How can I manage to live with HIV I don't know how to live with it I'm so depressed. and so scared to die Read more »

hiv retest?going crazy,herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i tested for hiv at 13 weeks,and it was neg.6 weeks befor i was told that i had hsv-2,but i have not had any sore's
but i have had some pain inside my penis,tested for everything else,but all neg. i just wanna know if i was going... Read more »

Going back into the HIV closet.

Posted by Mike_B, 5 Replies
I started being more open about my HIV status about a year ago. I thought it would help with my guilt and shame. It hasn't. On the contrary, I feel more isolated and alone than ever. Therefore, I am going back "into the closet" with my HIV. ... Read more »