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Treating Vaginal Dryness

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Menopause usually occurs in women at 38-58 years of age because of natural changes occurring in the body, including the declining production of estrogen. Symptoms of menopause include heavier or abnormal periods, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. Some studies have suggested that women with HIV may experience menopause earlier than HIV-negative women. This may be due to one or more of many factors including anemia, decreased hormone...
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Low-Testosterone/Caverject

Hi Dr, I was diagnosed with low-testosterone(285), and have had ED for a few years. Viagra and Cialis worked a few years ago, but does not work as well now, age 62. To make matters worse, my wife, age 56, went through menopause a few years ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Gary John,This is an HIV information Web site. Are you HIV positive?The treatment for low testosterone (hypogonadism) is testosterone-replacement therapy with a self-applied daily dose of a testosterone-containing gel (AndroGel or Testim).... Read more »

What can we use?

Hi there,Please advise on what we can use. I and my hubby are poz and have just lost the urge of sex. I get so dry and cold so fast when we just starts it. Please advise on what we can use.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I recommend that 2 HIV+ persons generally practice safe sex and get care from an experienced HIV provider. For vaginal dryness/irritation use of a water based lubricant (can be warmed) is often helpful. Some condoms are pre-lubricanted which can... Read more »

deeply troubled

Hi Dr. Bob,I am so glad to have found your web site amidst a sea of mis information available on the web. I will be please to donate to your site to keep such a resource available to assist people like myself who are "worried sick" I have read much...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The HIV risk from the events you describe is negligible to nonexistent. I, like your physician, believe that your "mind is working overtime." I cannot give you specific answers to your hypothetical questions, as there are many variables that... Read more »

skin dryness.

I was diagnosed with hiv in oct. 06. I am taking truvada, reyataz, and norvir. I now have very dry skin- scaling in scalp and upper forehead - eyes are itchy and dry - noticeable increase in lines and bags under eyes. I drink alot of water - do not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dry skin and other skin problems are common in the general population and often worse in the winter. Those problems and other skin disorders are even more common in HIV+ persons. Having your HIV specialist examine your skin is the first step. Your... Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...the dose to control the precise amount of hormone you receive. Testosterone cream is sometimes used to treat low sex drive and vaginal dryness in women. Very little is known about the best replacement doses for positive women. If you're... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky. I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took... Read more »