Sore Armpit And Hiv

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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include canker sores; ear discharge or ear swelling; redness of skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside the mouth; swollen and painful spots on neck, armpit, or groin; and unusually warm skin. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being...
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my dear wife is hiv+

Hello Dr FrascinoHoping this message finds you very well.I had recently done a HIV duo test in London 6 months after a significant exposure. I am HIV-. My wife recently found out that she is HIV+. I love my wife, and I am learning to deal with this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing now and again at the three- and six-month marks from the date of your last potential exposure. The examination of your axillary lymph nodes certainly sounds excessively rough! That's a sensitive area and it isn't necessary to push that... Read more »


Dr. thanks for taking the time to read and answer my question... about 8 weeks ago i had dry sex with a girl in which i found out that she was having unprotected sex with others... duriong this time her vaginal fluid got on my pants by seeping...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and your designer boxer briefs? That doesnt sound very "dry" to me. Just how juicy was this chick? Relax Romeo, you are fine. HIV cannot be transmitted this way. Nor is it transmitted by deep kissing. Your symptoms are not related to HIV. HIV... Read more »

HIV in body oil and apocrine sweat?

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am a medical student. I recently performed a physical examination on an AIDS patient, including palpating his axillary lymph node. Later, before I had a chance to wash my hand, I absentmindedly rubbed my eye with the finger that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello OCD Med. Stud.,Relax Max! Gosh, what are they teaching you guys in medical school these days? HIV is not transmitted by sweat, whether it's the slight glistening type on the forehead of a runway model or a sticky smelly type Read more »

sex with a prostitute; could my armpit swelling be HIV?

I know how many questions you must get each week but would be eternally grateful if you could find a moment to answer mine. I am concerned that I may have contracted HIV through protected vaginal sex with a prostitute. Is this possible, even if the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Based on the information you have given me, it would be unlikely, but not impossible, for you to have contracted HIV infection. Condoms do not eliminate the risk of HIV infection, they just diminish the risk. We call this "safer" sex, rather Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Shot in the Arm for HIV/AIDS Treatment and for Public-Private Partnerships

...expectancy by 2014 are two main objectives of a new government health initiative. The recently released targets include: Halving HIV prevalence among those ages 15-24 from 10.65 percent to 5.2 percent. Increasing the number of people on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Helps Mozambique to Fight HIV/AIDS in Armed Forces

...Through a partnership with UNAIDS, Mozambique will introduce HIV/AIDS prevention classes in its military training curriculum, local media reported Saturday. Through coordination and cooperation, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Armed Conflict, HIV/AIDS Pandemic Leading Causes of Hunger Worldwide, Report Says

.../kaiser/2005/may25_05/ Armed conflict, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, natural disasters and climate change are the leading causes of hunger worldwide, according to a report released Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »