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Hypertension Or Gum Disease A Symptom?

At what stage would hypertension be considered an indicator of infection? Also how about gum disease? Thanks....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Neither hypertension (high blood pressure) nor gum disease, indicate a personmay have HIV. The vast majority of people with hypertension and gum diseasedo not have HIV. These are separate diseases. However, in... Read more »

symptoms = disease

I doubted ppl have symptoms are free of diseases, then how come when you have sex with your partner... Read more »

Symptoms of the disease or the mind

Dear Dr., Here is my story. About three weeks ago, my friends treated me to a strip clup where I... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Disease Causes AIDS-Like Symptoms but Not Spread Through Virus

"Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV," the Associated Press reports. "This is another kind of... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

The following are the some of the symptoms of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, scabies and herpes. Since symptoms can vary from person to person, and since these symptoms can resemble the symptoms of many other illnesses, you CANNOT... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: April Is STD Awareness Month

More than 80 percent of people do not know that they have an STD because most people show no symptoms, according to Ohio's Muskingum County Health Department. Southeast Ohio Regional Epidemiologist Kristen Baker declared, "There were over 200 cases... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia.... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

Automimmune diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read that autoimmune diseases slow the creation of antibodies? i have crhons disease and I havent had anyone answer my question. I tested negative at 5 months (156 days) after a 1 time insertive vaginal experience with a sex worker at a... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »