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Pneumonias

...prevent disease is called prophylaxis.) Symptoms: Fever Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Dry cough Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor immediately. Diagnosis: Chest x-ray has characteristic appearance Sputum sample taken for special stain for Pneumocystis Treatment: Antibiotics including: TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra) Dapsone plus trimethoprim Pentamidine Atovaquone (Mepron) First choice treatment...
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worried well...not again

I'm sorry to do this as I have read other repeaters and thought, man they need to relax. So here I am posting again. I think I should give much more detail as you stated that my post had limited info.I was doing a finger prick on a patient with no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reason to test would be to put your residual (and unwarranted) worries permanently to rest.Good luck.Dr. Bobblood under fingernailJun 16, 2008 I know you get swamped with many questions but I couldnt find another like mine which is why I am... Read more »

Healing cut a risk?

Hi there. I am rather worried about something that happened to me. I had protected sex with a guy of unknown status. However before we had intercourse he stimulated my clitoris with his finger for a couple of minutes. Afterwards I noticed he had a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not be concerned about this as a risk. Please forward any future HIV related questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

Please answer Dr Bob, I'm BEGGING!!

Hello, I was just wondering about a possible exposure. There has been a lot of different websites that have given different opinions regarding risks and transmission, so I wanted to ask someone who would be able to provide an answer. While getting...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I see no HIV transmission risk form getting a manicure from someone who has a non-bleeding cut on her thumb that is "a couple days" old. I Read more »

HIV Transmission though burnt skin?

I have I question that is probably silly. I am a highschool teacher and a student of mine had an uncovered, relatively severe burn on his arm. While it wasn't over a large area, the burn was severe enough that a portion of the skin was bright pink...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk is nonexistent and it's a damn good thing, because if HIV were that easily transmissible, it would have wiped out the whole Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...infection is also called disseminated candidiasis. Diagnosis Oral, vaginal and skin infections are usually diagnosed by appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are usually performed if the infection does not clear up after treatment. If a person... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...(tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression ... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...have something to do withhormones or with how men and women burn fat differently. Lipodystrophy can dramatically change your appearance. These changes canleave some people with feelings of poor self-image and low self-esteem. Somepeople may want... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
...order to try and catch the eyes of people who may be able to help me. My earlier thread resulted in my beginning to treat my toenail fungus (onychomycosis)with Vicks Vaporub . . . because it has clearly worked well for some other people in whom... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates Read more »

Darkened nails

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...could be viewed as a petty concern. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY REMEDY OR ADVICE FOR DARKENED NAILS?? I am a performer/model, so appearance is very important to my career. I am very leery of the stigma involved with being HIV+. Neither my family nor... Read more »

stupid question but anxious anyway

Posted by Anonymous
...worried over nothing, but I'm hoping a response from someone else will help me realize how irrational I'm being... I was at the nail salon yesterday having acrylic nails put on, and the manicurist nicked my thumb with a metal buffing tool. A bit... Read more »