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Reasons For Vaginal Pain

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many...
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mouth ulcer while licking breast & vaginal fluids during masturbation?

Dr. Bob your awesome and I thank you for such a help to people....can u answer my query please?1. While getting a handjob a girl was nude and what if she has some vaginal fluids on her hands and her hands touched head of my penis? But yes some body...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. HIV risk essentially nonexistent2. HIV risk nonexistentThe only reason to even consider HIV testing would be for psychological peace of mind. Testing is not medically warranted.Thanks for the "awesome" Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has... Read more »

HIV risk????

Dr Robert,Last week I had sex with an escort which is probably a high risk exposure. This is my first time. I had protected sex with her for may be 10 minutes and when I ejaculated I washed my hands and then cleaned my stuff. I am concerned about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acute retroviral syndrome.Put the life insurance policies down and step away from the hara-kiri knife. There is absolutely no reason to "freak out." If you remain worried despite my reassurance, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...There is no way to prevent exposure to candida. Medications are not normally used to prevent candidiasis. There are several reasons for this: It is not very dangerous. There are effective drugs to treat it. The yeast could develop resistance to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...Prevented? Taking fluconazole when your CD4 cell count is below 50 can help prevent cryptococcal meningitis. But there are several reasons why most health care providers don't use it: Most fungal infections are easy to treat. Fluconazole is a... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...mosquito or other insect could transmit HIV from one person to another through HIV-infected blood left on its mouth parts. Several reasons help explain why this is so. First, infected people do not have constantly high levels of HIV in their... Read more »
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unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky. I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took... Read more »

HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, the past 3 weeks has been hell on earth for me and I understand the next couple of months will be the same. I've done quite enough research on hiv but I just wanted to hear from the perspective of others. I am 23 years old and a... Read more »

hiv AND having a hysterestomy

Posted by debfree, 2 Replies
I would like to know is there anyone out there that has had a hysterectomy with hiv. Is it safe and how are you doing now 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 »