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Hiv And Prolonged Menses

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what prolongs the WINDOW PERIOD?

Posted by Ham1973, 3 Replies
Please are there medications/drugs that extends the window period? Your thoughts please. Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). A few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3... Read more »

prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the 51 documented cases of occupational transmission of HIV from... Read more »

Prolonged sex with internal ejaculation -high risk

Posted by mathew, 1 Reply
Hello, I'm 23 year old male living and studying abroad (UK).
I have serious relationship and I am engaged.
It was almost perfect but I ended up cheating on her.
Sorry for long story in advance, but English is not my mother tongue so I'll try my... Read more »

prolonged symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has Anyone heard anything on how long one may feel ill after infection. CDC says that you will only get avs in the beginning mo and then will feel fine for several years. I find this hard to believe, I mean if one has the horrible virus floating... Read more »
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Anemia and heavy menses part 2

Thanx 4 answering my first question, it was really eye opening. My gynechologist's knowledge about HIV and treatment is as good as mine. Should i rather find another gyne who can liase with my HIV specialist?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your gynecologist should at least consult regularly with your HIV specialist regarding your anemia problem. Your HIV specialist should perform a complete medical evaluation for your anemia. Certainly heavy menstrual bleeding may be a contributing... Read more »

Transmission during menses

I was wondering how likely the risk is for a woman to contract the virus from a man during unprotected vaginal intercourse if she is on her period, and also if there is no semen ejaculated at the time? Thank you for your time....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.When a woman is having her period, her risk should not go up substantially. If she's having unprotected sex with an HIV infected man, her risk would behigh, regardless of whether she would be having her period... Read more »

Why not start Hiv meds to prolong my life?

I have been HIV + for about 2 1/2 yrs. My recent bloodwork of 9/04 showed my Viral Load at 12,900 and my CD-4 count at 821 which is a significant drop in CD-4 and rise in Viral Load from my previous test of 7/04. I also have suffer from many other...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I understand you concerns. However, given that CD4 count and viral load, most treatment experts would conclude you should defer treatment. Your immune system is in very good shape with respect to HIV infection. Treatment is life long and has a... Read more »

Can peg or ribavirin prolong Hiv conversion

I am a health care worker.I had acute hep c from a patient,was placed on peg and ribavirin as soon as my liver enzymes were found to be elevated my gi did not want to wait 3 months befor treatment do to my age for 48. 8 months after treatmentI still...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No I would not test further. Congrats on your outcome.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

Renaud Becquet of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in France and colleagues conducted the study from 2001 through 2005 among 557 infants born to HIV-positive women in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. After their infants... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Case Prolonging Prisoners' Suffering

A legal battle over antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive Westville Prison inmates has resulted in unlawful and unnecessary suffering by the plaintiffs, the Durban High Court heard yesterday. One of the 15 prisoners for whom AIDS Law Project... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Nevirapine Prolonged Release Once-Daily Formulation Available in the UK

Following the approval in Europe last year of a prolonged release (PR) formulation of nevirapine (called extended release/XR in the US), this 400 mg once-daily tablet is now available in the UK. The lead in dose of 200 mg once daily (using the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Labeling Changes for Kaletra Reflecting New QT/QTC Interval and PR Interval Prolongation Information

FDA approved, on April 6, 2009, changes to the product label for Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablets and Oral Solution, reflecting new WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS regarding QT/QTC interval and PR interval prolongation information. QT/QTC interval... Read more »