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Is Blood In Urine A Sign Of AIDS

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Causes of "Blood in urine?"

is blood in urine a symtpoms of early HIV or any related STD???????...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Blood in the urine is not related to HIV or STDs, however is <i>can</i> indicate another type of health issue. It'd be a very good idea to talk to a doctor about this. You need to know what the actual cause... Read more »

blood in urine and HIV risk

i had a urine splatter possibly to my eye, patient is hiv positive, has prostate and bladder ca, had hematuria in recent past. if he has microscopic hematuria is it possible i was exposed and can turn positive? i did rinse my eye out with water but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There would be a theoretical risk if there was fresh visible blood in the urine. Your overall acquisition risk is extremely low. I assume you are a health care worker. As such, all occupational exposures should be immediately reported to your... Read more »

blood in urine

I've read your answers regarding HIV contraction from urine--that it can't happen--but still I'm fretting (perhaps needlessly) about an accidental exposure I had a few days ago. I was walking downtown at night in a big city, when a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep! You are indeed "fretting needlessly."Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent!By the way, baggy jeans are over!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Blood in the urine

Thank you for your time.My boyfriend has been AIDS diagnosed since December of 1999. He presently takes the combination of Sustiva, Combivir and Azthromax (?). He has other medications for thrush prevention and a small rash on his back. His latest...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
There are many causes of blood in urine ("hematuria"), some of which are harmless (for example, frequent or rough sex) and some of which are not (for example, kidney or bladder disease). It is unlikely that one of the current medications... Read more »
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changes in urine...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
after my encounter I noticed a drastic change in my urine.It started looking dark and frothy.I know i need to get this checked out,but i was just wondering is this ever a sign of HIV infection? Read more »

Urine Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
I took a Urine Test for HIV at 8 months. First off, how accurate is a urine test for HIV and by the way, I tested negative for antibodies. Is this a good sign?

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Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do... Read more »

HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a drunk kid (I live in a college town) came to the urinal next to me. he was stumbling and when he... Read more »