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Hair Loss After Receptive Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if...
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Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown AIDS."3.Unprotected anal sex is the riskiest of all sexual activities. I strongly advise you to wake up and smell the AZT! Where have you... Read more »

Exposure to both Hep C and HIV

Hi,I have read somewhere that if you are exposed to and infected with HIV and Hepatitis C at the same time, HIV seroconversion can be delayed. Is this true -- and if so, how long is it delayed by?I had an unprotected anal sex encounter (I am a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Many readers ask the same question about whether HIV antibodies can be delayed. This was reported with a single case report - this is a very rare event.I don't think your symptoms Read more »

Please help-risk of HIV - receptive anal sex -- bleeding

Hi,I'm a gay man who recently had anal sex with a guy with no protection. The guy reassured me that he didn't have HIV since he was tested last August 2007. The thing is, he tried penetrating me and he was able to insert it and stay there for less...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest sexual activity and qualifies as a major lapse in judgment! As for the guy reassuring you he was HIV negative, Read more »

HIV and hair loss

I am an HIV positive male. I currently have an undetectable viral load and a CD4 count of 170. Additionally, I am on the antiviral Atripla and antibiotic Bactrim. Since becoming undetectable, I have began losing my hair on various parts of my body....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fluxes in the immune system and use of various drugs can impact hair growth. A small percentage of patients report increased hair loss when starting effective HIV therapy. In some cases that stabilized and reveres. Since other conditions can... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

...in the blood to undetectable levels, it does not reduce the risk of contracting the virus during a single act of unprotected anal sex, according to a new study of men who have sex with men. Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major components: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged 109 Read more »
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worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...be nothing nothing to do with a possible std infection. But this along with regularly feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

anal sex=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just read something suggesting that maybe AIDS is the result of drugs and anal sex. Think about this: you are having a foreign substance shot into your bloodstream--after so much fighting off "invaders" or semen Read more »

Must read for all you HIV worry warts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...unprotected sex with her twice. I also slept with three others during that period all unprotected. Then shortly after I began to worry about HIV. This fear consumed me for years I drank and drank started smoking again, became very irresponsible... Read more »