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Narrowing Of The Urethra Venereal Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...personal lubricant is recommended to decrease the likelihood that sex will cause abrasions and small tears through which HIV and other pathogens can pass. Care for a neovagina includes periodic dilation to prevent stenosis (narrowing). Microscopic tears caused by dilation or sex create ideal conditions for acquiring or transmitting HIV if barrier protection is not used during sexual intercourse. In addition, the medical care team should be...
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Possible prostate/urinary tract problems HIV related?

I am not sure what I am experiencing is a possible side effect of HIV treatment or of just HIV (or neither). But my urologist mentioned something today that has made me turn to you for help.This calendar year (2004) I have had progessively...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...wide variation from person to person. Sometimes a change one drug at a time approach starting with the most likely drugs can narrow down the list. KH Read more »

HIV transmission through male urethra

Simple question. I am only asking this because I have got a number of mixed answers. Alot of places online will say that HIV can enter the body through the urethra on your penis. Some say that it needs to be infected, and a doctor I saw when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The doctor who gave you that information was wrong. HIV can be absorbed directly across any mucous membrane. An infection, inflammation, or cut, etc. is not a prerequisite. HIV can and does permeate intact uninfected mucous membranes. All... Read more »

How does HIV get into the body through the urethra?

Hello Doc,First of all, I would like to thank you for the incredible work you are doing. Keep it up!!!!I had a simple question for you? I was wondering how HIV could get into the body through the urethra? Even if HIV infected fluid (semen or vaginal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...access to the bloodstream. HIV can be directly absorbed across a mucous membrane, however HIV can not permeate intact skin. The urethra is a mucous membrane. You can read more about this in the archives. For example, see below.Dr. Bobpls educate... Read more »

penis shaft & urethra

Ryan, I had a broken condom with a one-night stand doing vaginal insertion a few weeks ago. Feeling all kinds of stress and anxiety. I immediately ripped off the condom and proceeded to ejaculate externally hoping to force anything out of the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...evidence to support the theory that ejaculating will decrease your chances for infection by forcing infected fluids out of the urethra. The condom should have provided a sufficient barrier to fluids coming into contact with your urethra.2) The... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that... Read more »
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still having symptoms

Posted by redsox34, 1 Reply
it's been 9 month's now. is it possible the virus is working fast on my body. i tested neg. at 7 month's. but my body is shutting down. i recently started peeing blood. i've had a cough now for about a month. the only thing it can be is hiv. does... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

how could it be

Posted by skiter, 5 Replies
I tested positive on 05/06/2006 reactive ELISA twice and positive Western Blot then PCR RNA 9000cps. CD4 of 1680 and have seen Dr for last two years never had any symptoms at all just one time bad flu like illness and oral thrush. Have been... Read more »

HIV through the Urethra

Posted by Anonymous
...Can anyone tell me how likely it is to get the hiv virus if it comes into contact with your urethra only. Be it by being the insertive partner vaginally or anally, or even using another persons sexual fluid to masturbate with. Read more »