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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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skin infection

Just wanted to say what you're doing here is great. And I have a question: I have recently diagnosed with ringworm (tinea) on my body. It started out as small rash that I never got looked at, and over the past few months it has spread to the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV+s are prone to skin problems, but lots of HIV-s have skin problems, too. Tinea is not the same thing as ringworm, and neither is a sign of early HIV infection. But if you're concerned about your HIV status, then by all means get tested. Read more »

Are anal warts a sign of HIV infection?

Hello, Dr. Feinberg. I've had several HIV tests, and all have come up negative. However, I recently discovered that I have anal warts, and am concerned that if I have been exposed to this STD, then perhaps I have others, too, or even HIV. Are anal...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Anogenital warts are common, period. They're just another STD, and can certainly occur in HIV-s, although I think it was the right thing to Read more »

Are warts a sign of HIV?

I think I've been "exposed" during a recent "high risk". I tested at 3-month which came back negative. I spoke to my ID Dr. and asked for a HIV test (which he refused). He said he had not reason (observation) to suspect hiv. My question is I think...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...exposure, I would recommend an HIV test. Your local AIDS organization could certainly help you find a way to get tested. 2) Warts do NOT necessarily indicate that you have HIV or that you are seroconverting. HOWEVER, warts are indeed common in... Read more »

Doctor said Regular Blood Tests would show Signs of HIV Infection

Hello Dr.I wanted to tell you what an amazing job you do. You are such a good person who deserves all the respect in the world!My question to you is that, I had a fairly low risk exposure back in october: received unprotected oral and had protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ryan,Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Unprotected oral carries a very low risk and "protected" vaginal sex is protected if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail.Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV ARS. That they appeared... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...cell counts ( neutropenia ). This type of infection is also called disseminated candidiasis. Diagnosis Oral, vaginal and skin infections are usually diagnosed by appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are usually performed if the infection does... Read more »
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Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

pcr testing? Shane, Jackie, everyone please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...would antibodies not show up on hiv1 testing almost a year and a half after the exposure with no further exposures but have signs of hiv infection in mouth and skin problems and unable to gain weight. Blood work came back with all in range. ... Read more »

Molluscum Contagiosa

Posted by SoHush, 1 Reply
Can somebody explain this to me is it a STD or is it a definite sign of HIV infection. Read more »