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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...status. Minimize this risk with the following: Avoid exposing others to HIV without warning them ahead of time. The risk of violence may be greater if a person feels you knowingly put them at risk or lied to them. Disclose in a semi-public place like a public park with many people around. It's private enough to have a conversation, public enough to get help if you need it. Consider disclosing with a third person present, like a friend or...
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Facial Wasting & Aging

I have been positiv since 2003 and never taken meds. My doctors is considering the posibility of that within the next year because just recently my cd4 is steady but decreasing. However, my body fat percentage has increased from 17 percent to 21...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...long-term objective data on durability. If a long-term result is of most importance to you then permanent fillers like silicon or PMMA are options as well. I hope this information helps and best of luck! Read more »

Face lift best?

I have only been on Atripla for five months and although it is suppost to be the least likely to cause or contribute to facial wasting I appear to be one of the unlucky ones. My eyes are sinking and my cheeks have no fat left on them. I now have two...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
One of the normal changes of aging is loss of lean body mass and increase in fat. Another normal change is increase of weight in general. For confirmation, just go into an open locker room and observe how the body habitus changes with the... Read more »

semi protected sex

this question is very similar to one from Dubai that was answered today, where I am on top and when I get out my boyfriend realizes that the condom is not in him, it is still in me, the condom ring is hanging out as well and the sperm landed on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The condom extruding from the vaginal canal would act as a conduit for the ejaculate as it leaked out. This should still provide protection from possible HIV transmission. However, as always, if you are worried, get a single rapid HIV test at the... Read more »

Unprotected Oral and Semi Protected Vaginal

Hey Dr. I recieved Unprotected Oral sex for 15mins from a russian prostitute in Dubai. Followed by 5 mins of protected intercourse where she was on top. When i pulled out i realised the condom was not on my penis. During those 5 mins i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected insertive oral sex carries only a very minimal potential risk for acquiring HIV.From your report, your five minutes of vaginal sex was indeed protected and the condom slipped off as you slipped out of her love canal. Overall your HIV... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...many plastic surgeons know how touse it. The cost, per session, is about $600. Permanent Facial Fillers PMMA (Artefill, Precise,Metacrill): The FDA approved Artefill for the treatment of facialwrinkles, lines, and furrows,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

Common Name: didanosine or ddI Brand Name: Videx & Videx EC Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 400 mg enteric-coated (Videx EC), delayed-release... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »