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Symptoms Of Hiv Infection In Women

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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HIV infection and Peripheral Neuropathy in Women

Hi, I have had two sexual partners this year (2011). One of my partners, we have practiced safe vaginal sex (using a condom) everytime and unprotected oral sex twice (I was the receptor or "giver". The second time ejaculate in my mouth, of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Rather they are quite consistent with anxiety.Your HIV-acquisition risk is relatively low. I would advise getting a single HIV-antibody test three months after... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following primary infection generally occur two to three weeks after initial infection and persist for an additional two to three weeks. However, please note the symptoms... Read more »

Am Im infected with HIV due symptoms and false negatives test?

I had a true HIV expose due to a condom break with a female in Angola (West Africa). Reason I know it is a true exposure the women told me she was HIV+ after we had sex due to the condom break. I had several ARS related symptoms between week 2 and...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello-Yes at 4 months post exposure you can consider your results negative. The standards for HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. In addition, the viral load test which you took at 73 days... Read more »

The difference in symptoms between men and women

I am doing a group research project for one of my college courses and one of my areas of research is to find out what the difference in symptoms are from men to women, if there are any at all. Could you please tell me if there are any differences...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
I am unaware of major differences in terms of signs and symptoms of HIV disease between men and women except that HIV infected women are at very high risk of developing cervical cancer.BJ Brooks Jackson, M.D.... Read more »
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HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

Infected Heterosexual Women

Posted by Anonymous
I am the sister of a man that has full blown AIDS. Since his diagnosis, I have left corporate america to work for a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing, mental health, and substance abuse services to indigent people living... Read more »

Spirited spiritual women living with HIV

Posted by Valerie257, 4 Replies
I know you're out there.
Lets find each other for a weekly support group in Manhattan/downtown Brooklyn.
Rather than a group leader, a weekly designated driver chosen/volunteering from among group members.
Time and place TBD, suggestions welcome.


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any infected women out there?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
When a woman becomes infected, can it affect her period? I have missed my period for the last 3 months after possible exposure. I did a EPT test, and it came back negative.

Thanks.

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