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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis) Metabolic changes cannot be seen without lab tests, but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke. Increased glucose and insulin levels greatly increase the chance ofdeveloping diabetes, a disease that can cause vision and kidney problems...
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worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the symptoms I had suffered are a sign of ARS.On my way to a clinic in West Hollywood I had noticed I had a bleeding cuticle. I noticed the bleeding about 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Franscino. So, you can just call me Dr. Bob. Shaking hands with "a couple of gentlemen" at a West Hollywood clinic is not a risk for acquiring HIV, even if you had a bleeding cuticle! Would you freak out if you shook my hand. I, too am HIV... Read more »

Again positive HIV with steroid interfere

Hi Doctor Bob in order to remember my case I am the man who has congenital adrenal Hyperplasia and has a PCR reduction after steroid reduction dose this is the link to remember my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...other things can. You can read about these in the archives. Also "false positive" HIV antibody test results would not explain elevated HIV plasma PCR tests, which have absolutely nothing to do with anti-HIV antibodies! As I mentioned in my... Read more »

Am i at risk

i recently while travelling in Africa had sexual intercourse with a native woman in a highly hiv and aids riddled township. I wore 2 condoms but the lady bled, the blood got onto my clothes but not my genital area as the condoms were still intact. ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The locally available HIV antibody test is very reliable, but you need to wait 6-8 weeks for it to be reliable. Read more »

HIV THRU MANUAL SEX?

Is it possible to get HIV from engaging in 'manual sex', ie using fingers in sexual area?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HIghly unlikely. There may be some risk if your hand has fresh cuts and your partner has HIV and a lot of virus (a high viral load). Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...increased amount of fat, or lipids, in their bloodsuch as cholesterol and triglycerides. Higher cholesterol levels can increasethe risk of a heart attack or stroke. Higher triglycerides can increase therisk of damage to the pancreas... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Telephone vs. Face-to-Face Notification of HIV Results in High-Risk Youth

...high-risk behaviors. A high number of youth reported high-risk behaviors but self-identified themselves as having no risk, unsure of risk, or low risk. 85% of the MSM self-identified as low risk, along with 54% of injection drug users, 67% of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...been roughly stable since the early 1990s, compared with members of other races and ethnicities they continue to account for a higher proportion of cases at all stages of HIV -- from new infections to deaths. Estimated Rates of New HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cambodia Turns to Private Sector in Fight Against AIDS

...a greater impact on communities than donor-based programs. The country's more than 300,000 garment workers are considered at high risk for HIV, since many of them are young women who come from rural areas where prevention programs are lacking. In... Read more »
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AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that has AIDS Vs HIV is there a high change that I would get the virus? See this whole AIDS or HIV can get you mixed up. Read more »

risk assessement please, i am scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...after 2 weeks resolved then: 1- severe sharp pains in armpits lymph nodes, feeling they r heavy (no lumps noted), pain in chest area , around pec muscles +tingling, tenderness and pain around the liver and spleen -resolved in 2 weeks 6 weeks... Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
...away shortly. i suspect i left some fluid somewhere on her underwear. then later put on my underwear and rubbed her vaginal area. The problem is that I found my underwear was so thin, almost wore probably due to many times laundry. is it possible... Read more »

Risk assessement please, am so so scared

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...after 2 weeks resolved then: 1- severe sharp pains in armpits lymph nodes, feeling they r heavy (no lumps noted), pain in chest area , around pec muscles +tingling, tenderness and pain around the liver and spleen -resolved in 2 weeks 6 weeks... Read more »