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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Period Blood

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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Conclusive answer wanted: is HIV - female more likely to be infected during menstruation by receptive penile sex?

Dear Doctor,While you website is incredibly comprehensive and coherent in most topics, it is with frustration and much dissapointment that I have been able to find so little information devoted to the potential increased risk for a woman to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...however, is fairly clear. Unprotected vaginal receptive sex is risky business with or without extenuating circumstances such as menstruation. I have not changed my opinion on this topic.Remember, sex is always cleaner with a packaged wiener!Stay... Read more »

HIV from menstrual blood on gym equipment

Hi Dr. Bob. First off let me see that you're website is such a blessing, I am living in a small (very small, hick if you will, southern town -my husband's idea) but one of my HIV + friends turned me on to your website before I moved from DC just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...alive and well in Small Town, U.S.A. If any of the small-minded folks living in Small Town, U.S.A. had had even the most basic HIV/AIDS education in school (or read anything rational about the pandemic in the past quarter century), this type of... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,While unable to share "personal" knowledge about the effects of HIV on menstruation, I'm more than ready, willing and able to share "direct" knowledge. See tha recent article from BETA below! The Read more »

Menstruation and viral load

I happened to find an article on the relationship between viral load of women's genital fluid and menstruation cycle.According to it, viral load of cervical fluid reaches at the highest level 2 or 3 weeks after menses and at this point, viral load...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...culturing the virus) in vaginal cervical fluid at all stages of the menstrual cycle. Whether the infectivity is higher, say during menses because of blood mixing, or during the follicular or luteal stages is not clear. Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

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Acute HIV Infection

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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

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Posted by anxiousone1, 1 Reply
...years ago with no sperm involved to the best of my knowledge. I had flu-like symptoms afterwards and went and got tested for HIV because I was so scared. I'm sure it was longer than what I understand is the three-month waiting period. Anyway the... Read more »

can someone help with with this question please?

Posted by latino3, 2 Replies
...How likely it could be to get infected with hiv or other std having vaginal sex, but what diference it makes if the woman is on her period even when condom is used? Read more »

sex with a condom, but she had her period.

Posted by Nelson44, 2 Replies
...Hi Everyone, I just need someone to give me some output regarding having protected sex with a female(most likely HIV-, but not sure) but in the middle of having sex her period started and there was blood on the condom, no breakage, slippage or Read more »

organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...Home / News / Nation 4 patients get HIV from organ donor Email|Print| Text size ? + By Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007 CHICAGO --A troubling case Read more »