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Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing

What Is Native American Traditional Healing? Most Native American tribes have traditions about health and illness. In this fact sheet the term "Native American" is meant to include Native Americans and Alaska Natives. These traditions are not based on western science. Instead, they come from the tribe's beliefs about how individuals fit in the web of life. This web includes the tribe, all humanity, the earth, and the universe. Many healing...
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Bites that itch and wont heal

My partner has been HIV positive for 8-10 years and it not yet on any HIV medication (counts are still above 400). He has recently developed an exaggerated reaction to apparent bites (mosquito or other unknown bites). They were accompanied with a...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is, ironically, the effect of an unregulated and over-active immune system rather than any deficiency. The initial reaction is immune-driven, but some of the more significant lesions can becoem infected over time, due to their size, where they... Read more »

Bites that itch and wont heal

My partner has been HIV positive for 8-10 years and it not yet on any HIV medication (counts are still above 400). He has recently developed an exaggerated reaction to apparent bites (mosquito or other unknown bites). They were accompanied with a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In Minnesota where mosquitos are the state bird and we have all sorts of other biting insects I have noted for years that many patients develop an exaggerated response to insect bites (? due to high antibody levels seen in HIV infection), Often but... Read more »

Wound won't heal

I have a surgical wound that wont heal. On June 15, 2004, I had my left inguinal hernia repaired. The surgeon implanted mesh. After 3 or 4 weeks the wound closed up although it was still quite visible. About mid-July 2004, I started taking Sustiva,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Wound healing is generally good in HIV + persons. Scores of my patients have had various types of surgery and have generally done OK. I have seen an occasional post-op infection or complication that often mirrors those seen in the general community.... Read more »

Rash and anxiety of HIV

Good day DoctorI recently asked u about possibility of getting hiv fro body massage ( from towels and slipper with existing of cuts on toe and leg ) and u told me it is highly un likely .Now after one month of the massage i have a rash in both of my...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes anxiety can lead your body in many different ways. I agree with your health care provider and that your fear and anxiety around HIV is leading you to have these symptoms.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »
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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

HIV- falling head over heals w/HIV+ & confused

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm HIV- and recently met and went on a few dates with an awesome guy who is HIV+. He told me he was HIV+ on our second date, after I told him I was a recovering alcoholic. The fact that he disclosed his HIV status so honestly to me is so... Read more »

Rashes, rashes and more rashes...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK...what does the rash associated with ARS appear as? Like an allergic reaction type rash or something real severe, and spread out over the body...

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And Yet another Rash Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can HIV rash resemble a bruise and disapear after a week and a half?

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