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Most Common Hiv Symptoms In Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth control pills, or antibiotics can also cause...
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i wanna know

im a 24 yrs and tested hiv+ , im taking treatment travada and stocrim, im having headaches, feeling tired sometimes is normal to feel like that.is at chance of having a baby who is hiv- in the future. also my partner is hiv- so we want to have a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...related to the Stocrine (efavirenz) though many factors can contribute to those fairly non-specific and common symptoms. HIV+ women can have healthy babies. If conception is considered then a switch off the efavirenz to an alternative drug (such... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...common in both HIV positive and HIV negative women. Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation. Primary amenorrhea refers to a woman older than 16 years who has never menstruated, while secondary amenorrhea is the absence of menses for three to... Read more »

prostitutes/high risk group/hiv

dear Dr.Franscino,recently,i did the dumbest thing in my whole life.i had unprotected sex with a(street)prostitute.talk about suicide,eh?! she gave me both vaginal and oral sex unprotected on my wiener.i got tested the next day after symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino, not Franscino. Perhaps it's easier to stick with Dr. Bob.Next, what the hell is "ANXIOTY?"Next, marrying the "first good woman you find" may not be the best solution to being severely horned up, especially if you happen to be a gay man... Read more »

abnormal pap/vaginitis

i have been reading some of the opportunistic women related infection forums and I am getting scared. I have had an abnormal pap and have been referred to have a colopospy done. When I went it was normal from what the doctor could see, yet she still...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Abnormal Pap smears and vaginitis are common gynecologic problems for all women, HIV+ and HIV-, so you can't assume that these problems are due to HIV. Nonetheless, if you're concerned about HIV, you should Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Symptoms and Quality of Life in Women

...which one lives) is also influenced by symptoms and is a frequent outcome measure in research. Several studies have shown that HIV symptom control can improve quality of life for women living with the virus. While quality of life is often... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...HIV-positive people taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed but gets recurrent vaginal yeast infections should consider being screened for HIV Symptoms... Read more »
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Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have read that recurrent yeast infections are a sign of HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. During this time I also started taking birth control pills. Did anyone that is... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was negative. In Apr, at my well woman exam, I had another yeast infection, but my HIV test that day was negative again. This week, boyfriend... Read more »

4 yrs ago

Posted by lovemestill07, 4 Replies
...treatments. I'm simply afraid of how people or men in particular will perceive me. I'm an intelligent, beautiful, independent woman who made a mistake and shouldn't be judged or treated differently because of it. Why should I or any other woman... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners. EARLY SYMPTOMS OF HIV INFECTION If you are like many people, you will not have any symptoms when you first become infected... Read more »