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Hiv And Hot Flashes

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Increased Hot Flash Severity and Burden Among Perimenopausal HIV-Infected Women

Sara Looby, Ph.D., ANP-BC Click image to enlarge. --> At the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013), we spoke with Sara Looby, Ph.D., ANP-BC, a research nurse practitioner with the Program in... Read more »

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 »
Ask the Experts

hot flashes?

Hello. I am a 19 yr old female, I have been HIV+ since I was 16. I am in good health and take no meds, all I take is a multi-vitamin. Lately I have been getting really hot, I was wondering what a "hot flash" was and if that is all it...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A "hot flash" is caused by changes in female hormones that usually accompany aging. The woman will feel flushed and sweaty from the neck up. At 19 you are unlikely to be having this level of hormone disruption, and I suspect that the... Read more »

Hot Flashes

Chatting with two HIV-positive friends recently (both CD4 around 350-500, VL quite low, neither taking ARVs), both mentioned occasionally experiencing 'hot flashes'. These apparently last perhaps a couple of minutes, with sudden sweating,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You haven't given me many clues to go on -- if you and your friends are women in their late 30s-40s, these may be early symptoms of menopause. If you and your friends are men, then quite truthfully I have no idea what these "hot... Read more »

Hot Flashes

HelloI'm experiencing hot flashes (mostly at night which awakens me, along with itching accompanied by welts on arms that resemble bug bites but not hives(I'm male)and other symptoms mostly gastro related, gas flatulance etc.. I've...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Absolutely not.DW... 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 »
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Hot flashes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anybody experienced hot flashes after possible exposer. Is 3 months an accurate testing time.

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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 »

Jackson Hot Springs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was diagnosed HIV positive in '95. I've lived at Jackson Hot Springs in Ashland, Oregon since June 2,000. The sulpher and mineral water appear to greatly enhance my health. Hence I haven't come down with full blown AIDS yet. I was... Read more »

Ryan Kull said / hot tubs and saunas

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ryan said to sit on a towel when in the sauna so this would mean that HIV can be spread from sitting on it or having it on your body.

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