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Hiv Symptoms In Men And Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth control pills, or antibiotics can also cause...
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The difference in symptoms between men and women

I am doing a group research project for one of my college courses and one of my areas of research is to find out what the difference in symptoms are from men to women, if there are any at all. Could you please tell me if there are any differences...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of major differences in terms of signs and symptoms of HIV disease between men and women except that HIV infected women are at very high risk of developing cervical cancer.BJ Brooks Jackson, Read more »

THE BIG GUSH

Hi Dr.Bob, I have a quick question. I'm a female who has oral sex with another female. I don't know her hiv status but what are my risk factors of hiv transmision. We both are bi-sexual. I'm freaking out because two days later I had a sore throat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."The L+ Word." The article focuses on lesbians living with HIV/AIDS, the Lesbian AIDS Project and safer sex tips to prevent woman-to-woman transmission of HIV. Click here to review the article. Read more »

Men performing oral sex on female with mouth cuts is the inserter or receptor?

I am a 55 yr. old male.I have been irresponsible over the last few years by frequenting the service of prostitutes. I had always used latex condoms for intercourse. However, I received and performed oral sex with this population of women.I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello N,The risk of HIV transmission from oral sex is extremely low. Your fears, even with your tongue problems, are unwarranted. Your new girlfriend's lung infection and fatigue are not worrisome for HIV. What are your chances of being HIV... Read more »

prostitutes/high risk group/hiv

dear Dr.Franscino,recently,i did the dumbest thing in my whole life.i had unprotected sex with a(street)prostitute.talk about suicide,eh?! she gave me both vaginal and oral sex unprotected on my wiener.i got tested the next day after symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino, not Franscino. Perhaps it's easier to stick with Dr. Bob.Next, what the hell is "ANXIOTY?"Next, marrying the "first good woman you find" may not be the best solution to being severely horned up, especially if you happen to be a gay man... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Symptoms and Quality of Life in Women

...which one lives) is also influenced by symptoms and is a frequent outcome measure in research. Several studies have shown that HIV symptom control can improve quality of life for women living with the virus. While quality of life is often... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...fact that women have higher levels of certain HIV drugs in their bloodstreams, even though they take the same doses as men. A woman's smaller body size, metabolism, or hormones may cause the higher levels. For example, with the protease inhibitor... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...per 100,000 people. Anal cancer is caused by the same strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer in women. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. 2 There are over 100 different types of HPV, although... Read more »
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Why is there no section for Straight Men w/ HIV

Posted by LatinoHeat, 4 Replies
...I am a Straight Male living with HIV. I was curious why there is no Section for Straight Men w/ HIV. I see one for Women, Teens and Gay Men. I am very curious. Read more »

4 yrs ago

Posted by lovemestill07, 4 Replies
...treatments. I'm simply afraid of how people or men in particular will perceive me. I'm an intelligent, beautiful, independent woman who made a mistake and shouldn't be judged or treated differently because of it. Why should I or any other woman... Read more »

IS POSSIBLE 2: THANK MR JAZZ

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
THANKS MR JAZZ... BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DENTAL WORK, DOES NOT IT INCREASE THE THEORYCAL RISK IN THIS SITUATION ? WHAT IF SOME VAGINAL FLUID TOUCH THE WOUND IN THE DENTAL WORK. THIS WAS A DAY BEFORE.. THANKS Read more »

I am almost certain I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As weird as this sounds, I'm almost 100% sure I am HIV+ but I don't know for sure. I was tested in May 98 and I never got results back from my doctor. I know I could have called for my results but I could barely deal with getting the test, never... Read more »