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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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21 years of hiv no problems

18 from Milwaukee Wisconsin,Is it true that 3 months is pretty conclusive?Are some people immune or whatever to hiv because my dads had it know 21 years and has had not been sick once and also the virus has been detected but thiers been no problems...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The vast majority of people will have a seropositve HIV test three months after being infected.We know that some people become HIV+ bet don't become sick, even after many years. These people are referred to as non-progressors. It is not known... Read more »

Intensely Athletic and HIV+... Is this a problem?

I run marathons and have been living with HIV for 9 years. I feel great. My t-cells are 400 and my viral load undetectable. Some of my friends say that I'm putting too much pressure on my immune system, that I'm straining too much. That...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Sure sounds like you are in good shape. We generally advise program that includes muscle strengthening exercizes as well as aerobic exercize. A marathon would kill me, but your body is clearly used to this degree of aerobic stress. Just ensure... Read more »

Hiv problem , Shannon please help !

Ok so here it goes. Mass-media is bombarding us with so much information about HIV that some of us (me included) develop this awful paranoia of getting infected with HIV. I get to see it everywhere , makes me think about a lot of possible scenarious...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe best way to get over the paranoia is to become educated. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid through blood, semen, vaginal fluid and mother to child through breast milk. Click on this link HIV 101 and it will... Read more »

Hiv problems

I`ve been Hiv positive since 1989 and my recent blood test showed my Viral Load is 1300 and my cd4 count dropped from 540 to 245.When I lived in Florida my viral load was always undetectable but since I moved to another state,3 years ago, it goes up...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep, it's time for a change! There is a good chance you've developed resistance to one or more of the drugs in your current combo. Before switching, I'd recommend you get a resistance test (genotype/phenotype). This will show... Read more »
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Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
By Matthew Irwin, MD

The author, a family practice physician in Washington, DC, reviews the evidence that has led him to the conclusion that the HIV=AIDS hypothesis is fundamentally flawed.


Disagreement about HIV's role in causing AIDS has been... Read more »

Weird Sleeplessness Problem hiv related?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, all. I have seen recent posts from some people regarding sleeping problems. I have had the same thing for the past 8 months and have written it off to stress. However, it has become particularly severe now, and I wonder if hiv infection might... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. If I drink milk or water it helps go away for a while. It is not the "lump in... Read more »