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...to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a neg
ative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing...
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Dr. BOB. Im just fascinated with what you write (and think). Quiero WOO HOO, but I cant. Im married with 2 babies (one is only 10 months old)Ive had sex with sex workers all over last year (not all over...but at least 4 times) (the last time was 6...
...Hi,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent if the latex condoms were used properly and did not fail (break).Your repeatedly neg
ative HIV-antibody tests out to 27 weeks are definitive, conclusive and highly excessive. HIV is not your problem. No... Read more »
Dear Sir, Please help me find peace. Will donate $1000 for such a noble cause.I have already spent enough money on testing. I have reading lot of webpages, but cannot find a conclusive answer. I had about 10 partners before august 2004....
...Hello,1."S/CO" means signal to cutoff ratio. It's a technical term having to do with the test. In your case, your value is clearly neg
ative. 2.Yes, it's way more than sufficient.3.No, you are not immunocompromised.4.No, very clearly and... Read more »
Before August 2004, I had five to six unprotected encounters. Later I found out that out those six, three girls where drug addicts. That drove me wild. Here some of test I have done in past, please help me to Interpret them:1. Ist test set done in...
...I would not pursue further testing.You are neg
ative for multiple STDs and that is great.No further testing is needed.Dr. M Read more »
Hello Doc, I have looked for information in the archives but I found nothing about this.I had a single exposure with a girl (very probably HIV+) 6 months ago. Condom broke during the intercourse.I followed your advice and took several 3-months and...
Hi,1.Your IgA level is normal.2.Yes.3.No.The type of immunoglobulin disorder that could interfere with HIV-antibody test results is called hypogammaglobulinemia (low or deficient production of specific antibodies). You are Dr. Bob-certified to... Read more »
...Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-neg
ative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic... Read more »
...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test neg
ative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
...Azithromycin? Azithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections. It works against several different bacteria, especially chlamydia
, hemophilus and streptococcus. These bacteria can infect the skin, nose, throat, and lungs. They can... Read more »
...Clarithromycin? Clarithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections. It works against several different bacteria, especially chlamydia
, hemophilus and streptococcus. These bacteria can infect the skin, nose, throat, lungs and ears.... Read more »
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...fever, malaise, anorexia, and mild diarrhea.. I went to std clinic- hiv serology, hepatitis, VDRL and urine Chlamydia
were all neg
ative.. The symptoms continued.. At 7 weeks I went back to my doctor: CBC, chemistry, hepatitis serology, VDRL,... Read more »
...got tested and he showed up positive with chlamydia
so a few weeks ago I went to the doc and got tested but I was clean and neg
ative for chlamydia
. The thing is that he has moved to another city so we only see each other at the weekends and also... Read more »
...that it is an STD. What I don't understand is what if a male and female were both screened before having intercourse and were neg
ative but contracted it later while still monogamous. How can it happen? It has to have a beginning like a bacteria... Read more »
...refused to give me PEP (it was unprotected vaginal). A culture was done to check for STDS (Urethral Swab) and it came back +ve for Chlamydia
. I know I have to go through 3 months of hell waiting on HIV results but I'm confused about Chlamydia
... Read more »