Is Rectal Bleeding An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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Rectal Bleeding... very scared PLEASE HELP!! DR.B

Hello DR.Bob... I have a very short question... Does HIV cause Rectal Bleeding? Or can it be a sign of seroconversion? I had anal sex about 2 months ago, the condom popped. did not have any bleeding then but 1 month later had some bleeding, then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Rectal bleeding is not a sign of HIV seroconversion or symptom of HIV disease. The only reason for concern is that your condom failed. Consequently you have some degree of risk of contracting various Read more »

Possible Ano-rectal sensitivity to binder in Atripla

Dr Henry,Last month, I developed acute pain and a burning sensation in the ano-rectal area. I have since consulted with my GI doctor and, upon examination she prescribed hydrocortisone cream because she observed minor redness around the spincter...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have heard of several cases where patients have apparently had a problem with the binders or formulation used in Atripla when they had previously had no problems with the individual drugs such as efavirenz or Truvada. It may worth trying a... Read more »

Rectal Bleeding

Greetings, I'm 30yrs old, been HIV+ for 5yrs. For the past 2 months I have been experiencing rectal bleeding on a daily basis. It only happens when I have a bowel movement. No discharge, no pain, no discomfort, no hemorrhoids, no anal fissures. ...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your post.Of course things like hemmorhoids would be very likely, but if that has not been found I would think of an infection that is becomming more common these days: LGV (Lymphogranuloma venereum).It is an STD caused by chlamydia, can... Read more »

HIV and rectum bleeding.

Hi, im new here but ive read some questions people have posted and some asnwers have been very helpful to me, so i decided to ask a question of my own. I am 19years old and im HIV+. I found out i was HIV+ in Aug 2008. My CD4 count was 565 and my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...monitored over time as seems to be the case with you. I think the approach taken by you and your doctor seem reasonable.As to your rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids are a common cause of this complaint and surgery may be a consideration if the... Read more »
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