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Bleeding nose & H.I.V. :

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Last week i had a bleeding nose while i was blowing my nose, it lasted about 2 mintues & today the same thing. What does this mean?

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Nose Bleeds?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could frequent nose bleeds be a sign of HIV infection, or are they common amongst people with HIV/AIDS?

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Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »

Blood in the Nose

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all! Please help - I have dry blood inside my nose, stuck to the sides. It's not that close to the openings of the nostrils but rather deeper. Has anyone had the same problem before? The blood IS NOT coming out of my nose, but when I scrape off... Read more »

Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... Read more »
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HIV and Nose Bleeds

Hi, my husband is HIV pos. and I'm negative. He has been having nose bleeds and I was wondering if that is something to do with the HIV? He recently started taking viramune and truvada. Though I don't think the nose bleeds are from those...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infection can cause some bleeding disorders (such as a low platelet count). HIV drugs, including nevirapine (Viramune), can also cause problems with the liver, resulting in bleeding problems, but this occurs rarely. The vast majority of nose... Read more »

Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be asking if I wasn't worried. Thank you sir. Could I get HIV if I inhale an HIV air particle from a close-by HIV+ person and the particle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You state: "I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus." I absolutely agree, but would leave off the "might sound a bit" and substitute "is"!Your fears are totally unwarranted. HIV cannot be... Read more »

HIV+ with inflamed skin inside right nose persistent minor bleeding

Hi I was recently diagnosed hiv positive. contracted HIV in February with Seroconversion in late March this year with 344 CD4 and 14400 VL by late June. I started on Atripla immediately as per instructed by Dr1) Is it strange to see CD4 drop so...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting from China.1) One can't really say how much your CD4 count has dropped since you were infected, unless you had CD4s done before. This is relevant because the normal lower limit of normal CD4s is 350. So, while... Read more »

nose bleed

today my brother had a nose bleed and to cover his nose i gave him my t-shirt that i was wearing at the time, i don't know my HIV status, if i was HIV+ is there any chance of him getting infected like this ? please answer my question in worried...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
You don't get HIV from t-shirts. There's no risk of HIV transmission.That said, if you think that you might have HIV, it's a terrifically good idea for your health (and perhaps others) to get tested and know your status.Be well,BY... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coital Bleeding and HIV Risks Among Men and Women in Cape Town, South Africa

The researchers set out to examine the prevalence and sources of coital bleeding among men and women living in a township in Cape Town. Genital bleeding during intercourse may play a part in facilitating the spread of HIV in South Africa, which has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Peptide T Nasal Spray May Be Successful in Fighting Latent HIV-Infected Cells, Study Says

A nasal spray of a synthetic protein fragment called Peptide T may be successful in lowering the amount of latent HIV-infected cells, according to preliminary results of a small human pilot study published in the current issue of the journal ... Read more »
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The Challenges of Being a Woman with a "Male Disease"

For someone who has hemophilia and HIV/AIDS, life can be achallenge. However, if that person happens to be a woman with a bleedingdisorder and HIV/AIDS, life becomes an even greater challenge. To beginwith, women are not supposed to have a bleeding... Read more »
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Barry Haarde Bikes Across U.S. -- All While Living With HIV and Hemophilia

Barry Haarde Born with hemophilia in 1965, Barry Haarde was part of a generation of hemophiliacs who contracted HIV and hepatitis C from blood supplies in the 1980s. For the past few years, in order to fight the stigma and show the capabilities... Read more »