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Is Rectal Bleeding An Ars Symptom

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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 STDs, including HIV. An HIV test at the... Read more »

Bleeding rectal ulcers

My wife has been dealing with this problem for a year now, and it appears we are no nearer to a... Read more »

Rectal Bleeding

Greetings, I'm 30yrs old, been HIV+ for 5yrs. For the past 2 months I have been experiencing... Read more »
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As chair of IRMA, you may say I have a certain booty bias in my perceptions -- and I won't argue. But let me say, I think our burgeoning advocacy network really took the Microbicides 2008 conference in New Delhi this past February by storm. It all... Read more »
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DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

A new study shows that a more efficient STD screening method -- called a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) -- can detect at least twice as many oropharyngeal (throat) and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia infections as a bacterial culture test,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonococcal, Chlamydia and Syphilis Infection Positivity Among MSM Attending a Large Primary Care Clinic, Boston, 2003-2004

Increases in syphilis and rectal gonorrhea have been reported in the past decade among US men who have sex with men (MSM), the authors noted; "however, limited [STD] positivity data are available on MSM who receive their health care from primary... Read more »
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Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I had a potential risky exposure two and a half weeks ago. I am a gay male and another male tried to penetrate me anally. I could feel there were trying to push in (it was a little sore) but it wasn't full penetration as I'm not a... Read more »

ars symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I fear that I have HIV. I don't know yet, as I haven't gone for a test. But my greatest fear is that I will unwittingly infect the people around me, those that I live with.
There are so many times in which I may have left blood accidently around the... Read more »

ARS symptoms or something else?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had constant unusual symptoms for the last 7 and a half weeks. It all started about a week after a one night stand with a woman.

The risk was low: protected vaginal and anal sex and unprotected oral cunnilingus.

I don't remember the condom... Read more »

ARS Symptoms - So scared- Please help

Posted by Strid1, 2 Replies
I was really drunk and i performed oral sex on a female sex worker not knowing if she had her menstrual cycle or not and whats worst is that i have bleeding gums. Sadly to say exactly two weeks later i got this terrible headache which still persists... Read more »