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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development...
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My first doctor visit after testing positive

I tested positive 2 weeks ago and have an apt. with my internist coming up. Likely infected 12/08. From what I observed in his waiting room on past visits I doubt his patient demographics include many HIV+ folks. What do I want to make sure he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I would recommend the following baseline tests:1.Complete blood count (CBC)2.Comprehensive chemistry panel3.Hepatitis screening for A, B and C4.STD screening (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.)5.Tuberculosis 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 »

me again: inconclusive??

going slowly insane!! please help!!hi dr. bob! before i get started i would just like to sing some praises your way. this is a great set up you have here. i'm sure it is very useful to many people as it has been to me. ok, so here goes. i was an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex (penetration but no ejaculation) with a guy of unknown HIV status. This does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Your STD screen at six weeks was negative (good news). HIV tests taken prior to three months... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. If a person has one Sexually TransmittedDisease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, Read more »
Articles
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 »
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

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test is the Read more »
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confused and scared

Posted by confused66, 1 Reply
...negative. I had a HIV test at 13 week mark also negative. I had a HIV and Hep C test at 13 month mark and still all negative. Also CBC with liver functions test, all good but a few white counts low, (absolute monocytes 176, average range 200-950... Read more »

hiv or not? worstnightmereever

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...weeks I begun to have a low grade fever, malaise, anorexia, and mild diarrhea.. I went to std clinic- hiv serology, hepatitis, VDRL and urine Chlamydia were all negative.. The symptoms continued.. At 7 weeks I went back to my doctor: CBC,... Read more »

Risk assessment, or, how screwed am I?

Posted by ratherconcerned, 1 Reply
...my upper right arm, basically on top of the bicep. But nothing too noticeable. I went to the doctor today and had them run a CBC, and it revealed thrombocytenia (low red blood platelets) and lymphocytosis (high lymphocyte counts). The first is... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...month until September. 11 Months from my first possible exposure. This has crippled me, I notice blood in my stool, Dr. orders a CBC which reveals a high white blood count. 11.4 and my Lymphocites were high 3.47 and Monocytes up at 1.1. I know... Read more »