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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Is Zerit the Main Culprit?

My doctor told me that they now think that Zerit is primarily to blame for facial, buttock, and leg wasting and possibly Videx. Also that protease inhibitors are more closed tied to abdominal visceral fat growth (as opposed to body fat loss). Do you...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It appears that the nucleosides especially the "D" ones D4T, DDI and DDC although all can do it, cause peripheral fat wasting and abdominal visceral fat growth and rises in triglycerides. The PI's seem to cause more cholesterol and... Read more »

KS, Nodules in Main Bronchus, what should I do?

You recently responded to my post titled 'KS, Chemotherapy and CD4-Cells; How much of a hit will my CD4 cells take if I start chemotherapy' Thank you for your response. The update is I had a CT scan and the report says Nodules in Main...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I certainly can understand your frustration, but it seems to me that things are happening as they should be happening. When nodules are seen on CT scan, then it is reasonable that a lung doctor look down there to figure out what they are due to.... Read more »

main side effects for ATRIPLA

I've been infected since 1991 and have been on everything. I have been on Atripla for 5 weeks and haven't heard to much about the side efects. Is there a lower chance of any kind of wasting?. Are people experencing side efects that...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Robby,It is very important to go over possible side effects of any new medication with your health care provider before starting the meds. That way if you experience anything you will be able to anticipate it and know how to deal with it. Atripla... Read more »

2nd Time (thrush main symptom)

Dear Dr. Bob,I had written once more, but did not receive a reply. As suggested, I have also searched the forum for answers to queries similar to mine but did not find a very close situation (some were similar though), and so my question to you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. Stomatitis means inflammation of the mouth. It does not mean you have or had thrush. There are many causes of mouth inflammation.To address your specific concerns:1.Negligible. FDA-approved rapid tests are... Read more »
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STD PERSISTENCE

Posted by Anonymous
If you contracted STD's such as Chlamydia, Gonnorea, how long do they persist for during an outbreak? And they say it causes penis pain, well, does that mean the penis hurts every minute? or just once in a while.

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STD to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I was just wondering about the percentage on having an STD --how bad is the chance of being HIV+?? I'm worried cause i had chlamydia and took the medication to make me all better...but is it for sure about curing me? And also...i read that i had a... Read more »

do i have an std??

Posted by shane1234, 2 Replies
I am 16 years old. I have only ever had sex once and had oral sex twice with the same person and we were both virgins and had never done oral sex with anybody. This was about a year ago. I have been fine since but recently i have notice it stings a... Read more »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question that i need an answer to. My ex-boyfriend just called me and told me that he had an infection in his balls. He said they were burning and they hurt really bad. He said that the doctor said the ONLY way he could have contracted... Read more »