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Hiv And Cold Flashes

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Hot Flashes and Healthful Living: Health Concerns for Women Growing Older With HIV/AIDS

L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, M.D. Nowadays, more and more women living with HIV are planning for a life stage they may once have thought they wouldn't live to see: menopause. Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life -- and its effects vary... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Flash-Heat Inactivation of HIV-1 in Human Milk: A Potential Method to Reduce Postnatal Transmission in Developing Countries

"Up to 40% of all mother-to-child transmission of HIV occurs by means of breast-feeding; yet, in developing countries, infant formula may not be a safe option," the authors wrote. Noting that the World Health Organization recommends heat-treated... Read more »

News Flash: Asians and Pacific Islanders Have the Lowest HIV Testing Rates

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

FLASH Needs More Help!

Dr. Bob,I cant bring myself to send the home test in. Can you give me a number to call or a site to look up for a HIV specialist in Pensacola, Fl. I feel that if I go to a DR. that I wont be able to hide from my results which have to be positve....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello FLASH,I suggest you check the American Academy of HIV Medicine's website to locate a certified HIV specialist in your area. The web address has specialists listed by location and can be accessed at, I'll just... Read more »

Are hot flashes normal in 20yo males taking Stribild?

Dear Dr. Henry,I've had hiv for a year (since diagnosis, could be longer), and was put on Stribild in August when my cd4 counts were low at 340. At that time my viral load was 3,791. The next checkup 1 month later indicated that my cd4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those symptoms are infrequenlty reported among persons taking Stribild (< 1-5%). Hormone issues (ie testosterone or thryoid), side effects from other medications you might be taken (prescription or otherwise), or other health concerns need to be... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,I hope this old 80's movie(Flash Gordon) gets your attention. Because I really need it. I foolishly performed unprotected oral sex on a female call girl about a year and a half ago. I have read the forums everyday for the last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Flash,OK, consider yourself kicked in the balls. Oucha magoucha! Doesn't that hurt???If you've been reading my forum for one and a half years, you should know oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission. You should also... Read more »

FlashWOOHOO...A Liar

Dear Dr. Bob,This is your old friend flash here to say WOOHOO! But I have to confess I am a liar. I submitted a response to you explaining that my results were positive even though I turned out to be negative. Why would someone do this you ask?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Flash,Certainly no apology is needed! But I am glad you did set the record straight, as all spandex-clad superheroes do in the last reel! Flash, I'm delighted to have you as a friend, even with that dandruff problem of yours.Did you... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
(Associated Press,18 Oct 00) The battle against HIV/AIDS has just gotten tougher for the worlds scientists who are waging this war. A new enemy has been discovered that could take the upper hand in this epidemic: Its called Invisible blood. This... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »

Sore Throat And Colds Have Nothing To Do With HIV!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Check this out:

The doctor says that neither the frequency of, nor susceptibility to common colds (including sore throat symptoms) is different in HIV+... Read more »

How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »