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Tenofovir (truvada) and kidney disease - prevention

I'm a 31 male and had seroconversion illness about a year ago. I started meds, Isentress (2 tablets/d) + Truvada (1 tablet/d), a week ago (lab data: VL was 360000, cd4 510; no diabetes etc). No significant side effects, except for muscle pain due to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of clinically significant kidney damage is low for most patients but merits monitoring. Idiopathic (unpredicted) damage can occur so monitoring has to be continued on a regular basis. Risk is higher if preexisting kidney damage or risk for... Read more »

STDs--The Hidden Epidemic

Hi, Rick. I've been reading quite a few of the frequently asked questions and I've noticed people... Read more »

HIV and Hepititis B

Which is more contagious- HIV or Hepititis B? and How many times more contagious is it? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Value of Consistent Condom Use: A Study of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Among African American Adolescent Females

...A recent report suggested that evidence was insufficient to evaluate the degree of benefit provided by condoms against most STDs. However, in vitro evidence suggests that transmission of the largest STD pathogens (i.e., bacterial and protozoans)... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: State Guidelines Call for Accuracy in Contraception, Disease Prevention Info

...voluntary guidelines for sex education in the state's public schools. The five-page "Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease Prevention" recommend medically and scientifically accurate information about the prevention of STDs and... Read more »
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Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that 's it! I am now your anonymous admirer and faithful servant. On a less serious note. Clearly we DO NOT ADVOCATE spreading std's but, having said that, I must point out that condoms have very severe limitations in that regard. Study after... Read more »

Caus[a] del SIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Health 1994; 47(6); 1-31. 110. Zhang Z, Inserra PF, Watson RR. Antioxidants and AIDS. En: Garewal HS. Antioxidants and Disease Prevention. Boca Raton: CRC Press; 1997; 45-66. Roberto A. Giraldo www.RobertoGiraldo.com Read more »

Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
...When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for   a. sexually transmitted diseases,       ... Read more »

By Deb Levine. other sexually transmitted diseases

Posted by don
...By Deb Levine. ...other sexually transmitted diseases http://thriveonline.oxygen.com/sex/experts/delilah/delilah.08-10-01.html?source=sexnewsdaily _____________________________ Read more »