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Signs Of HIV In Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth control pills, or antibiotics can also cause...
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I need your help please.

Hello, can painful knees be an early sign of hiv? In women the first sign of hiv is virginal yeast, and what is the first sign for men? Thanks.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Painful knees in and of themselves would not be a sign of acute or chronic infection. A vaginal yeast infection is a nonspecific finding and could be related to a number of different medical issues. Read more »

Thank you and fungal recurrence question

Dr. Bob,I work in the medical industry and therefore know MANY wonderful physicians. You however are by far the most incredible doctor (reading your forum) that exceeds the "standard of care." Please continue your work. I can tell you have made an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...deficient.2. It is possible that recurrent or persistent vaginal yeast infections can be a harbinger of unrecognized HIV in women. Again there is no set or specific time for the problem to occur, but it's worse as the immune system become... Read more »

The difference in symptoms between men and women

I am doing a group research project for one of my college courses and one of my areas of research is to find out what the difference in symptoms are from men to women, if there are any at all. Could you please tell me if there are any differences...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of major differences in terms of signs and symptoms of HIV disease between men and women except that HIV infected women are at very high risk of developing cervical cancer.BJ Brooks Jackson, Read more »

My wife has iron def. and cannot get ready of it, she may be HIV?

My wife for the last 12 months has been getting sick of everything. She used to be a very healthy person, but in the last six months she has been detected iron deficiency. AT the same time she gest sick of any and everything. I suspect she may...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloIron deficiency anemia is common in many women, and is not necessarily a sign of HIV disease. Many women become iron deficient as a result of blood loss during menstruation Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Gov. Perdue Signs Bill That Would Require Doctors to Offer Pregnant Women HIV Tests

...Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) on Thursday signed into law a bill ( HB 429 ) that would require doctors in the state to offer pregnant women HIV tests, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 5/18). The bill,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Symptoms and Quality of Life in Women

...which one lives) is also influenced by symptoms and is a frequent outcome measure in research. Several studies have shown that HIV symptom control can improve quality of life for women living with the virus. While quality of life is often... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Gov. Davis Undecided on Whether to Sign Bill Requiring Physicians to Offer HIV Testing to Pregnant Women

...provisions for an opt-out testing program for pregnant women that would make HIV testing a part of routine prenatal tests. If a woman refuses an HIV test, the CDC suggests that states test newborns for the virus so that they can be treated... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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I have been so worried

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...blood and this is very strange for me. I am now worried about HIV so much. I've been reading up and have learnt that the early signs of HIV in women are pelvic pain, BV, dark menstural blood....and that Chalmydia helps the HIV virus enter your... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In my last Pap Smear I was found a candida infection and a CIN I . My boyfriend has been checking for every STD, and has always turned out negative ( we are together for two years and two months, and his last test for HIV and hepatitis, fungus and... Read more »

blood work results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cells were within normal ranges and i had no signs of iron deficiency. i had several unsafe sex acts with women ,i have shown no signs of hiv but if there was any doubt would not have my blood count been off to some degree. Read more » on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV, but I am grateful that the medical community has stepped up to address our needs. Doctors are more tuned in to positive womens special concerns than ever before. There is research on how the disease and the treatments affect womens bodies.... Read more »