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The Cause Of Hiv

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I was wondering about your thoughts regarding the media's portrayal of HIV/aids? It seems that most of us are deathly affraid of contracting HIV and, unfortunatley, I think it is due to a lack of PROPER education. It seems most of out fears are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I believe there are multiple reasons for irrational HIV fears.Consider the following poem written by Johnson Mwakanze, a Kenyan living with HIV . . . "Underneath the Veil"This one thing has destroyed families,This one thing has... Read more »

*are many parners those who are hiv negative causes hiv

*respected sir,iam a 29 year guy.last 6 yr i had unprotectedsex with my last three girlfrnd.i know their hiv status.they all are hiv negative.i also been tested 7 times .they all are negative.and am going for my marraige with my new spouse.last i...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-You can rest easy, you are indeed negative. Good luck with your marriage. Take careLHW... Read more »

Hypothyroidism could it be caused by HIV or by HIV Treatment?

Hi:Im a 38 y/o Puertorrican who was diagnosed HIV positive by the end of 2009 and my doctor estimate I most probably had contracted the virus about a year before. In March 2010 I started participating in a double blinded Clinical Research Protocol...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Hypothyroidism appears to be modestly more common in HIV+ persons than in the general population (where it occurs on a modest rate). There has not been a link established between any particular HIV drug or regimen and thyroid dysfunction. KH... Read more »

HIV and the brain...VIVID DREAMS cause by HIV iteslf or by meds?

Dear Dr.Henry;I've recently acquired HIV after engaging in a hand-job & boob-job with a commercial sex worker where no anal/vaginal penetration took place! Talk about sabotage!My question is as follows; Do any of the current HIV medications...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most HIV drug combination do reduce HIV levels in different reservoirs to varying degree. Thinning of heal pad has not been generally linked to recent HIV infection. KH... Read more »
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condom broke can cause HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello I had weared the condom but I didn't put in. I was just rubbing my penis with her thyes but unfortuntely the condom broke. But there was no fluid or pre cum was there.
Now I found after 4 weeks that there very very small ulcer (pin head size)... Read more »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i hope someone here on the board will help with answers.

i had unprotected oral sex with another male friend both giving and receiving about 3 weeks ago. when he came, some of his semen got into my nose.

this past thur. i caught a cold which included... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
I am really ashamed to say that I am a medical professional when I look back on my recent behavior. I was in China and received oral sex from a massage girl who had what appeared to be a cold with sore throat (also vaginal sex with a condom). This... Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »