Internal Symptoms Of Hiv

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...increased risk of death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia, including: A shortage of the B vitamins: B12 and folic acid (folate) A shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage Some thyroid conditions Some...
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Does a person have to be tested for HIV-subtype M or O or N?

Hi, again. First and foremost, hope you're doing fine. and, second, thanks for answering my question. The only thing is that it left me confused. No doctor has ever said to test for HIV-1 (subtype M, N, or O), just HIV and HIV-2. My concern is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FDA-approved HIV-antibody test outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time.I'd suggest you follow up with a good internal medicine physician for evaluation and management of any persistent symptoms. Remember, HIV is not your... Read more »

Symptoms and HIV

Hi Dr.Robert :My warm regards.I had one night casual encounter on May 18 08 with a male. I am 34 years old bi male and had anal intercourse with another men , Condom was used but torn halfway but i never realized till i pulled my penis out.A week...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...After a week he wrote to me he has symptoms of STD including HIV. a day later he wrote to me he has symptoms of genital herpes a internal rectal form of herpes and he thinks i gave him. Please note that this guy claims he has been monogamouus... Read more »

Adopting HIV+ 11 mo old

I am adopting an 11 mo old that is HIV+. She is in a foreign country. She was just reliquinshed by her mom. What additional tests should I ask the agency to run? Should she be started on meds now? It will probably be 8 months before she is in the...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...know how the baby's health has been in general. Has she been growing and gaining weight? Has she shown any possible signs or symptoms of HIV? Common signs or symptoms of HIV in infants may include thrush -- a white fungal coating of the tongue;... Read more »

HIV negative, can I have internal KS?

Just read that you can get KS from herpes 8 virus. Can it be manifested in women who are still HIV negative -- 14 weeks -- by symptoms beside the skin marks? I heard that it can attack the GI system. can it cause constipation or swelling of the body...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...KS is indeed caused by the human herpesvirus-8 (also known as Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus). It is unusual to get KS internally without have skin lesions, though this does happen on occasion. It is also unusual to get KS if you are HIV negative,... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...the neck and around the breasts, but notusually in the stomach (since fat gain caused by lipodystrophy in this area isdeep, internal fat). Liposuction tends to be a temporary solution and theunwanted fat frequently returns. It can also be painful... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...which can affect the anus, the penis and/or the peritoneum, a large membrane in the abdominal cavity that connects and supports internal organs. Other possible symptoms are abnormal discharge from the anus, bleeding from the rectum and anus, anal... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Avoiding acidic, spicy or hot foods as well as cigarettes, alcohol and carbonated drinks may help. All of these can irritate the insides of your mouth. Soft, cool and bland foods (like oatmeal, mashed beans, apple sauce, etc.) are recommended.... Read more »
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