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Hiv Wasting Symptons

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Wasting Syndrome

Hormone levels can affect the metabolism. HIV seems to change some hormone levels including testosterone and thyroid. Also, cytokines play a role in wasting. Cytokines are proteins that produce inflammation to help the body fight infections. People with HIV have very high levels of cytokines. This makes the body produce more fats and sugars, but less protein. Unfortunately, these factors can work together to create a "downward spiral." For...
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Will i get HIV by this?? and is this consider a sympton of HIV

Hi there, Recently a gal gave me a handjob but she told me that she did touch her vagina as she was it with water using her hands. Right after she did this, she came to masturbate me using her hands. Assuming her hands is still dirty, will i be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Remember, HIV infected fluids need to come into contact with mucous membranes, and relatively quickly, for transmission to occur. There is no evidence that HIV is spread through receiving a handjob from another person, even if she had touched her... Read more »

Lipodistrophy as HIV Infection Sympton?

Dear Dr Bob.First of all, I would like to thank you for the wondeful work you are doing. I have consulted you in the past :(http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Infected/Q197507.html).Its been over a year in a half since my unprocted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello D.A.S.B.,I'm not denying you have "symptoms." I'm merely pointing out that when there is overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that you don't have a particular disease, it's not logical or rational to continue to... Read more »

Nervous about HIV symptons - please help

3 weeks ago I had a sexual enounter with a sex worker. We engaged in deep kissing, and protected sex. Pretty much since the day after this enounter I've been experiencing the following symptons:1. Headache2. Pain in neck, groin and armpits3....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFrom what you described happening your risk of HIV transmission is very small.The symptoms you are describing could be from a variety of different things, everything from stress to picking up a cold or flu to picking up a sexually transmitted... Read more »

Are this HIV symptons?

Hello Doctor,Thanks for all the good work you are doing. I had rashes o my scrotum after visiting the strip club. Girls were rubbing against my genitial areas .Doctor diagnosed it as fungal infection.Is it possible that it is HIV related? little...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you did not have insertive vaginal sex (you put your penis inside her vagina) with the women you met at the strip club, then your symptoms are not related to HIV. HIV is not spread through superficial contact with a person's genitals... Read more »
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Sympton?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This may be a stupid question but,is it possible to see a change in the appereance of your siemen? if infected with HIV,please reply,thankyou

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symptons on penis?

Posted by anonymouslad, 1 Reply
I was wondering if anyone could tell me are there any symptoms to look for on your penis if you may have HIV? There's something on mine which I'm a little worried about which has been there for about a week, I'm hoping it is something completely... Read more »

symptons

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I beg all people worried about various symptons to bite the bullet and go and get tested straight away , and therefore not risk making the same mistake as me.
I had a risky one night stand 3yrs ago and ever since had been convinced i contacted the... Read more »

Details of Exposure, Symptons etc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Simon, Jackie Blue et al

I had a unprotected exposure with someone of unknown status. 2 weeks later came down with swollen glands, sore throat, hot/cold flushes, diarreah, night sweats. All symptons have gone except for swollen glands which continue... Read more »