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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
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backache

Dear Doctor:Some patients have experienced backache after switching to certain HAART regimens. Those who took the combination of Lamivudine, Stavudine & Efavirenz seems to develop backache or numbness in the morning at the early stage of switching....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...associated with anything like this.The other point to be made is that the symptoms you describe are so common quite apart from HIV or its treatment that it could have nothing to do with your medications. Read more »

false test ?allergy

I would like to consult a specialist like you because I have severe symptoms and negative tests.I'm 21.As you once wrote 'Although long-term use of immunosuppressive agents, such as corticosteroids, can affect HIV-antibody-test results, this would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Kate,Taking corticosteroids when you were a child would not affect your HIV-antibody test results as a 21-year-old adult. No way. No how! Your negative six- and nine-month HIV-antibody tests are definitive Read more »

Potential HIV exposure after doing something dumb?

Hello,I did something dumb. I had protected insertive sex with a sex worker following a nude body to body massage with lots of contact. The condom stayed intact, but I am worried that I am having acute symptoms. 6 days after the incident, I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"Protected" sex is never dumb! In fact, it's very, very smart and "loads" of fun! Backaches are not an indication of HIV. In fact, I'd think they are more of an indication that you need another massage. That's what I do when my back hurts.... Read more »

im gonna go test

Dearest Dr. Bob-I must truely say you are beautiful inside and out. You really inspire me and I thank you for all you do. Im am sitting here right now praying you have a response to what I am about to tell you. I have finally decided that I am going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are praying I will have a response to what you told me??? Sure, I'll be happy to respond!1.You've decided to get HIV tested after a year of stressing and worrying. Response: good for you! It's about time frevinsake!2.Is there any chance... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
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Bone Health and HIV Disease

...People Over 50 Access to Medicines Research on Bone Loss The Bottom Line Introduction As people living with HIV take HIV drugs over time, a growing list of conditions has become a concern for those who try to manage their overall... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by cepo, 2 Replies
...feelings about 3 months afterwards and they dont go away. I guess my question is, "is neuropathy common in the early stages of HIV"? I've heard its an opportunistic infection but can it happen so early on? This pins and needles sensation is 24/7... Read more »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...white male, Sub-Saharan Africa, never tested. 5 1/2 months ago I visited a brothel and paid for sex with a woman of unknown HIV status - sex lasted +- 20mins - about 10min was spent fingering - remainder having protected vaginal intercourse.... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...PREVIOUS SINUS MED. SINCE THEN I SEEM TO HAVE A BACKACHE THAT STAYS BETWEEN MY SHOULDERS. MY QUESTION IS, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR HIV SYMPTOMS TO SHOW. FROM READING OTHER POST IT SEEMS THAT THE TIME PERIOD IS ABOUT 2 WEEKS AFTER ENCOUNTER.... Read more »

Full Symtoms List for those STRESSED about HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...you have ANY/MOST of these symptoms - you are almost positively ---- STRESSED - these are detailed Symptoms of STRESS - NOT HIV Hope the drum roll ending wasn't too bad for most of you but I truly hope you were reading through this PANICKING... Read more »