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Sings Of Std's

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singing and HIV

I'm not sure which forum to ask this question on but here goes...I enjoy singing and I'm afraid the HIV virus will affect my singing voice. I already hear a difference. Also lately I've been very congested, especially in the nasal...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV rarely directly effect singing (the throat/larnyx). More often chronic irritation from drainage (from allergies for example), over use from singing, smoking, acid refux effects, or other conditions would impact singing so looking for other... Read more »

As Etta James would sing..."At Last"

After months of worrying, I've tested negative at 3 months by ELISA (at Dr's Office) and... Read more »

Singing your praise

What song would it be? Chet Baker's "Look for the silver lining," Otis... Read more »

Annie Lennox: Singing Out Against HIV

Annie Lennox speaking at AIDS 2008 After you've won four Grammys, eight BRIT Awards, put out multiple platinum and gold albums and even won an Oscar for your music, what's left to do? For Annie Lennox, the answer is become an HIV advocate. ... Read more »
Housing Works

Video: Singing the Stones, New Yorkers Decry Bloomberg Budget

Advocates for NYC's poor rail against Bloomberg's 2012 budget. More than 200 activists for New York City's low-income residents filled the steps of City Hall this morning, railing against Mayor Bloomberg's deep cuts to an already battered social... Read more »

Till the Fat Lady Sings

Richard Cordova For our World AIDS Day 2011 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- regular contributors and those who have never written for us before -- and asked... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When I was just a little girl,
I asked my mother, 'What will I be?
'Will I be pretty?
'Will I be rich?'
Here's what she said to me:

'Que sera, sera,
'Whatever will be, will be;
'The future's not ours to see.
'Que sera, sera,
'What will be, will be.

When I... Read more »

s********ing bricks!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi guys,

I was here on this board a couple of years back. I went through hell. I had all the classic symptoms of ARS and i flew to the US to get checked by the doctor. They made a whole buch of tests including an HIV ELISA whcih came out negative.... Read more »

low chances but sings are showing I'm HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
2 weeks ago I had sex with a sex trader and there was a low risk of infection because of fingering (most of you know the story) because I bite my nails.. this 2nd week and I'm having neck pain and sore throath.. I think I'm infected :(

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To the poster of "try to sing this song"

Posted by ItsFaith, 1 Reply
You know Mr. Anon...I'm having a horrible time of things...unrelated to HIV...that I won't get into, but I've been especially worried and anxious lately and I took your advice today....everytime i would start to fill up or hypervenhilate I would... Read more »