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Ticks And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Madagascar’s Ticking HIV Time Bomb

In response to rising syphilis rates in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar's Ministry of Health has declared a state of emergency for the remote southern town and plans to launch a sex education program. The ministry estimates 30 percent of sexually active... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

East Timor's Ticking AIDS Timebomb

HIV/AIDS advocates in East Timor are warning the disease could gain a foothold in the tiny Indonesian nation of 1.1 million people. Though it has a low HIV prevalence, East Timor registered a 20-fold increase in cases from the six recorded in 2003... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tiny Lesotho Struggles as AIDS Timebomb Ticks Away

Southern Africa's Lesotho is one of the world's poorest countries, with a per capita income of $590 per year and the third-highest HIV/AIDS rate. Twenty-nine percent of those ages 15-49 are HIV-positive. Since 1991, life expectancy has fallen from... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Tick Bite On Scrotum

I was in the woods was bit by three ticks which created fairly large welts on my scrotum that have persisted for some time. I was then with someone and used a condom, but their vaginal fluid was noticeably heavy on my scrotum area. I am now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Three tick bites on your scrotum??? OUCHAMAGOUCHA!!! And WOW, I never even knew ticks could be gay!Your HIV risk is nonexistent. If you are worried, get a single rapid HIV test at the three-month mark. (HIV-antibody tests taken prior to three... Read more »

Ticking biological clock...

I am not sure if there is a forum for this but are there any resources available for HIV positive people to pursue gestational carriers or surrogacy as a means of having a family? I am currently in contact with a lab that washes and stores sperm,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
If you are in the United States and know a woman that may want to be a surrogate, there is a program at Massachusetts General Hospital:http://www.massgeneral.org/dental/services/treatmentprograms.aspx?id=1334Several places in the United States also... Read more »

Zoloft and Facial muscular ticks and abnormalities

I've been taking 200mg. of Zoloft daily for 4 years. My friends have noticed that in the past several months my face has some "odd" muscular positions,for example, my lips "stuck" in an outward position,like I'm...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Drugs such as Zoloft (sertraline) and other SSRI's can cause movement disorders like facial twitches and restlessness. However, movement disorders also occur as a result of many other medications. The lip puckering that you describe is most... Read more »

wellbutrin and facial ticks

I have been taking 300mg Bupropion daily for a few years. I've had minor body ticks and was told this was a side effect of the drug. I am now experiencing a constant facial tick in my lower eyelid. If I have to go off the Wellbutrin what else...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not a doctor and therefore am not qualified to respond to your question. You can resubmit it to one of the medical experts here at the Body. Sorry.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »
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the clock is ticking the test is coming

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
about 18-15 dayz left.
i dont know how exactly to do it, i just come in to the hospital and ask them to check me?!

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Closet dwellers. What makes us tick?

Posted by Hi_Im_Jason, 2 Replies
Thanks to all the people that read and responded to my post. It gives me great comfort to know that this is a place I can express myself and get constructive feedback. The forum is also a place I can come to when I want to belong!

Whether we spend... Read more »

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Posted by needhelp02, 1 Reply
I hope to GOD my result is neg tonight. I just hope it is ready and not delayed. I could try to call now but I can't do it. I have to have my wife do it. I am crying.

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Tick tock

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Tomorrow......Hopefully I will have my results tomorrow.............Every second that ticks by is so damn painful...........I still have all the aches and pains.

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