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Hiv Risk And Inflamed Glands

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe...
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do possible side effects include inflamed lymph nodes

I am taking truvada, prestiva and norvir. Within 12 hours of taking my first dose, my lymph nodes, particularly in my groin, became inflamed. Us this a side effects. That will subside.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Swollen lymph nodes are generally note a side effect of HIV medications, per se. Occasionally, we'll see a flair (or first presentation) of a previously unrecognized illness after starting Read more »

supposedly low risk exposure but frightening symptoms

Hi Bob,Let me start by saying I greatly admire your work and will be sending a donation. This stressful episode has really increased my awareness of this illness (hopefully not too late).6 weeks ago I performed oral sex (cunnilingus) on a girl I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree cunnilingus carries a very low HIV-transmission risk. I also agree three days would be very early for HIV ARS symptoms to manifest. I further agree it's a mistake to search the Internet Read more »

Negligible risks & extenuating circumstances for oral

Thanks for the tremendous comfort you bring to so many of us. This "frequent" question is more then worth my commitment to making a $100 donation. After performing oral on a woman sex worker of unknown HIV status within the past month, I'm assured...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...both of us off....Thank you, and I will be donating like many others. This site is a Godsend.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,The risk of HIV-acquisition/transmission from cunnilingus is exceedingly low, barring extenuating circumstances. See below.... Read more »

Concerned about risk/living with roommate with significant hiv risk

Dear Dr. Bob, first i just want to say the work you do on here is amazing. you really do make a difference dr. bob!! I am a college student and one of my roommates is in a couple of risk categories fro hiv (african american, gay and occasionally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...African American and being gay are not lifestyle choices! Neither race or sexual orientation is a choice!Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. There is no indication that your roomie is "positively charged." Even if he was and it... Read more »
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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

ORAL SEX, SYMPTOMS...POSITIVE???

Posted by elmarto, 1 Reply
...that went down my defenses. i also have pain on the scalp and hurt the joints (wrist, ankle) At the time I had contacts "at risk" (oral sex) I had a problem with a tooth in my mouth and I had to the draw. My greatest concern is that this was the... Read more »

I'm too young for all this. Stupid mistake.

Posted by natinnit, 2 Replies
...developed a sore throat - white spots on tonsils, swollen glands, red inflamed tonsils. I went to my GP who I told about my risk but she said it was simply tonisilits and gave me a weeks supply of penicilin, this didn't clear it up. I waited the... Read more »

please help me, answer my question please!!!!!

Posted by nightsunami, 2 Replies
...I had a situation of little risk, insertive oral sex, but nevertheless I have the inflamed ganlios of the neck and am scared of to have had vih. that they think Read more »