Symptoms Of Hiv In African Americans

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Older People and HIV

...maintain an erection may contribute to increased rates of sexual activity and sexually transmitted diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older people. This can result in hiding their infection from family and friends. Is HIV Disease...
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Sex Education Classes Scarred Me For Life; I am a nervous wreck. (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER CONVINCED THEY HAVE HIV, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to respond to my question(s). As others have already noted, you have a great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoy reading your responses to the others' questions; they are not only...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Even though I have yet to be tested, I have essentially been living life as though I were an HIV+ individual for the past three years because I have basically convinced myself even without symptoms that I am surely HIV+" WHAT?????? You ask:... Read more »

I slept with an african american bisexual prostitute!!!

I have written to you 4 times and counting!!!!!!!!!!Doc, I made a boo boo, as the title explicitly states. The encounter included unprotected oral, broken condom, and nipple suckage, ( I think she might have had a kid, little milk).I cheated on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Boston Bobby,1.Nope.2.Extremely doubtful, based on your history and excessive testing to date. However, HIV-antibody testing taken prior to three months is not considered definitive, and I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV... Read more »

Continued symptoms

Please, don't post, but your expert opinions are helpful. I halted Ziagen per doc guidance- refer recent post, The symptoms persist. Stinging limbs, wasting, lightheadedness, discolored eyes and malaise. The 24 Hr.urine sample shows extreme...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Proteinuria can be due to HIV nephropathy (more common in African Americans), diabetes, and other kidney problems. A kidney biopsy is sometimes needed to sort out the possibilities. There are numerous Read more »

Confused about HIV+ events

I have accepted the fact that I am now HIV+. About 3 weeks ago, I came down with a painful sore throat unable to swallow or drink water. I saw at least 4 doctors each indicated that I should be HIV tested. Three weeks ago, I was tested for HIV it...
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
People can have symptoms like that during HIV seroconversion. Read more »

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

...the body after it is stopped, increasing the risk of resistance. ACTG 384, a study reported at the 2009 CROI, looked at 156 African Americans who had peripheral neuropathy (numbness or pain in their hands and feet). The researchers looked at the... Read more »

A Critical Lens on the African-American Church and HIV

...engage in multiple "monogamous" relationships, to the aging adult in a long-term relationship who may be infected but mistakes HIV symptoms as signs of aging. The shroud of secrecy and mystery must be removed from this disease, and this must be... Read more »
The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...cancer deteriorates your body. With HIV, you can take your meds, you can look just as normal as anybody else. There are no known symptoms of HIV that you can visibly see, so this is not really a disease that has to determine who you are or where... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of Read more »