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AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...year for people with elevated risk: People who have had receptive anal intercourse Women who have had cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) Anyone with under 500 CD4 cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts might look like small...
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a bugging question

Hi Doc, how are you?I was at the STD clinic in which I visited the doctor straight after a guy who seemed to be gay and have HIV. Can this doctor be negligent and give me HIV if he was giving me a full physical examination without wearing gloves? Is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected!Regarding your question, no, it is not even remotely theoretically possible to transmit HIV as a consequence of performing a physical examination without wearing gloves! Frevinsakes!Dr. Bob Read more »

How long could I have had HIV? (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am in my mid 20s, and I was recently diagnosed with HIV (it's been about a month now). I was tested about 6 months ago and the test result was negative. I was tested 6 months prior to that, and was negative then as well. I guess...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...address your question more specifically after he has the results of your lab work, takes a complete medical history and performs a physical examination. As for prognosis, check out the archives of this forum. I'll reprint below a sample of what... Read more »

HIV and HPV

i tested negative for HIV. does this mean that i don't have HPV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have had cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN).Anyone with under 500 CD4 cells.However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing.Genital warts can appear anywhere... Read more »

Is it time to change doctor?

I have been under a great deal of emotional stress for the past 2 weeks. I am 49 y/o, positive since 4/87; AIDS Dx 12/00. I have been unable to work since 12/00. I started high dose AZT in 9/87 and have been been given almost every drug as they...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...due to a physical cause without examining you. I agree with you that you should have been examined. If nothing was found on physical examination, then it would make sense to search for emotional and stress-related causes.Whether or not you stay... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Yoga as Physical, Emotional Therapy for People Living With HIV/AIDS, Other Chronic Diseases

... The New York Times on Thursday examined how people with chronic diseases -- including HIV/AIDS, cancer, osteoporosis and Crohn's disease -- increasingly are choosing yoga classes Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...of caring, irritability Movement: Balance problems, unsteady walking, slower movement, poor coordination, tremor A physical examination may show reduced reflexes in the ankles, especially when compared to reflexes in the knees. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...problems) Anal cancer is on the rise, in men as well as women. It is also tied to specific strains of HPV. An anal Pap smear and physical examination are the best ways to detect anal dysplasia. It is important to ask your doctor to perform... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...treated early, cervical cancer can be prevented. Anal HPV is also very common among HIV-positive women. An anal Pap smear and physical examination are the best ways to detect anal dysplasia. It is important to ask your doctor to perform these... Read more »
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How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...chemistries. I would think that a specialty would have developed over the last 25 years that focused on the long term management of people with HIV/AIDS. I imagine this as a primary care physician who has extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS who... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...they don't even have access to an ophthalmoscope -- a tool used by virtually every doctor in the United States during a routine physical exam. As for coinfections, the clinical situation is even worse; diagnostic tests for hepatitis B or... Read more »

Please recommend good clinics in Califor Bay Area?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anybody give me some recommendations for the best clinics in the Bay area California? I also understand that the clinic fee/physical examine fee might be a great concern... are there any insurances for HIV/AIDS people(I am a foreign worker)? Read more »

Reply to X-happy

Posted by KitG, 1 Reply
...going or made worse by our psychological reaction to them, they may refer us on to a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist. People find the last bit so annoying, because we think the doctors seem to be saying it's all in the mind, that we're... Read more »