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Hair Loss After Touching Anus Worried I Have HIV

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

... In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly
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Worried about saliva in my anus.

Hi?/A wanna ask how risk get HIV from fingering my anus deep with saliva-spit.A met a gay HIV+pos and his fingering me deep with his saliva-spit.A don't see any blood in his hand.No oral-no anal here.After his fingering me his come in my hand..His...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Saliva that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission.Dr. Bob 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 »

Hair Loss and HIV?

Hi Dr. Young,I'm wondering if hair loss is a common symptom of ongoing HIV infection? I have been losing a lot of hair recently (much more than usual), and my scalp seems crusty and sensitive. When I scratch my scalp, there is always crust under...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post and words.Hair loss is not a commonly reported side effect of HIV medications, save for known issues with the now-old protease inhibitor, indinavir Read more »

My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really worried cause my GP says that abstinence is the only way to truly prevent HIV transmission because he says HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi James and Jeneane,Your GP told you "HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair and therefore into the interior of the condom where it could then enter any breaks Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 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... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...exercise Keep your weight down Give up smoking It may also be a good idea to get a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis).A BIA is an easy and painless test that gives information about fat and leanbody mass. Having BIAs done over... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor... Read more »

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 »

Scared and Worried: Possible HIV Exposure

Posted by kindahypertonic, 1 Reply
...2, 2007. The morning after having received and given a blowjob (I did not swallow nor did he) as well as a single unprotected anal insertion [i received]- no sex, as in no continous intercourse, only having been inserted once and he pulled out, I... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From 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 »