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Is Erectile Dysfunction An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,...
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HIV medication and Erectile Dysfunction

I've been hiv positive since 1986 and have been on hiv medication since 1988. While Iam in perfect health, I've notice over the years an increasing problem achieving erections. It seem that very little has been written on the possible correlation...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...use, smoking, depression, use of other prescription drugs (such as many depression drugs)--all are as common or more common in HIV+ patients and all of those factors and more can contribute to ED. Concern about HIV transmission to others is... Read more »

erectile dysfunction drugs

Can erectile dysfunction drugs be used with a HIV therapy of Truvada, Norvir, and Reyataz?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In many situations erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra can be used with protease inhibitors but caution is needed (start at lowest dose and carefully titrate upwards) Read more »

When can I sleep again?

Can you please clear one thing up for me once and for all, I have scoured the Internet and the contradictions are driving me insane. I am currently on a course of PEP after a risky encounter. From the date of the encounter when is the earliest time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your partner. 3. Try a "cock-ring." It's a constricting band warn at the base of the penis that helps maintain erections. 4. Erectile dysfunction drugs (Viagra, Cialis, etc.) could be tried. 5. Begin a monogamous relationship with an HIV-negative... Read more »

Erectile Dysfunction

Has there been a study on linking viral load and CD4 and ED ?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(lower CD4 count) have a higher rate of neurologic problems as well as co-morbid conditions that can contribute to or cause erectile dysfunction. One recent study found a rate of 18% in erectile dysfunciton with higher rates linked to aging,... Read more »
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Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Opium-based pain killers Drugs that increase bowel activity Sedatives Drugs to thin the blood Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction Drugs to treat tuberculosis Food Any pills that you take go through your stomach.... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

...therapy. However, SSRIs and many other psychotropic medications have side effects that can interfere with sexual function. For erectile dysfunction (ED), the phosphodiesterase inhibitors sildenafil citrate (Viagra), vardenafil hydrochloride... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...since last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...recurred.the following days i got better gradually but remained very tired for no apparent reason. are these possibly symptoms of acute hiv? the woman said she often had unprotected sex. i'm very scared :-( i only started worrying about a week... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
...had unprotected sex with someone, and a few days later he fell ill with the same symptoms. Does anyone here that has tested HIV+ have a story similar to this? I'm going to get tested soon to find out for sure, but I wanted to come to the... Read more »