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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Certain gynecological conditions are more common, more serious and/or moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and...
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Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...syphilis and HIV infection is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research.(1-6) Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including syphilis, and particularly genital ulcers associated with primary... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...syphilis and HIV infection is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research.(1-6) Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including syphilis, and particularly genital ulcers associated with primary... Read more »

CBC test - Warning flag for HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky, Hi. I have a 3-part question: I am curious, would a abnormalCBC test result (red & white blood cell count, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flagfor possible HIV infection? In regards to "symptoms" of HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infection specifically through giving oralsex. In addition to HIV, while giving oral sex, you could also be at risk forother Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) including herpes and gonorrhea. If you are RECEIVING oral sex from someone else,... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Warns Companies Importing and Marketing Drugs Over the Internet That Fraudulently Claim to Prevent and Treat STDs

...individual for marketing unapproved and misbranded drugs over the Internet to U.S. consumers for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some of these products, directed at U.S. consumers, falsely claim to have "FDA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Escambia Health Officials Warn of Rise in STDs

...averages for gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. Linda Averill, STD program manager for the Escambia County Health Department, warned: "If you're having sex, you're at risk." Back to other CDC news for May 7, 2003 Previous Updates  |  ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Considers Requiring Condom Warning Labels Saying They Do Not Protect Against All STDs

...considering requiring condom manufacturers to include on condom packages warning labels saying that condoms do not protect against all sexually transmitted diseases, including human papillomavirus, the AP/Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports... 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 »
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A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...a reason not to use a pcr rna for testing. I had an oral exposure insertive and receptive with very little cum and caugt an std. I had almost none of the classic symptoms except thrush and swollen lymph nodes and within the first 2 weeks by the... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...Boehringer Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories, Inc., notified health professionals in November that it was strengthening product package warnings because of continued reports of "severe, life-threatening and in some cases, fatal hepatotoxicity.'' ... Read more »