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Skin Irritations And Hiv Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless you are 100% sure that you and the people you are with do not have HIV infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In...
Ask the Experts

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Follow-up: Easy to know HIV infection from symptoms if you know whats going on & what to look for!

Hi.Dr.Bob;Hope you are doing good.Just a quick comment, i have since infection 12 weeks ago, actually, physically felt rapid viral replication in my blood (via pathogenic irriation, whether or not you believe in it), followed by infection spreading...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...married for 5 years till now when suddenly my life comes to a standstill! The agony is unbearable.Now, as a result of my recent HIV infection, these normally not so hard shotty nodes intermittently get rock hard, then recede to a size less than... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of syphilis in individuals with HIV. The interaction of syphilis and HIV infection is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research.(1-6) Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time as I am not sure if this is the right course of action to be administered to patients suffering from syphilis coupled with HIV infection. Is there a simpler way to treat syphilis without going for lumbar puncture procedure? I am also worried... Read more »
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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...STDs. Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will Eventually Have an HIV Vaccine? Research on developing a vaccine to prevent HIV infection has not been successful so far. Microbicides may be available sooner than an HIV vaccine. Even if a safe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. Risk for HIV infection increases if you or a partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). See also " Is there a connection... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Women

...yet they account for more than 79 percent of AIDS cases in women. Worldwide, more than 90 percent of all adolescent and adult HIV infections have resulted from heterosexual intercourse. Women are particularly vulnerable to heterosexual... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...results showing that among MSM in New York City, the presence of syphilis or gonorrhea was a predictor of HIV infection. Because of this close association between HIV and STDs, according to the CDC, "STD surveillance... 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 »

hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi guys, what are the stats on people catching hiv without catching other stds first? is this common? or do people genrally catch an std before they get hiv? thank you very much Read more »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...attention, information and the true realities of this disease to the world. Fear and stigma have risen when it should be declining. HIV infection can be managed. The incorrect assumption that HIV is the same as AIDS contributes to the belief that... Read more »

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
...therapies. People who knew me were very surprised that I started HIV/AIDS medications. They knew I was very involved in addressing HIV infection through alternative and complementary therapies. Although I was fortunate to have lived 13 years... Read more »