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Could it be trush and should I start Hiv Treatment

Should I start treatment? Dear Docor I have read every article here about thrush and even looked at the website and still i cannot tell if i havve thrush. Everytime I go to the doctor what ever it is, it goes away. I see to have a white s...

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where is the urgency?

hi doctors, Realising that you recieve alot of questions, i have also asked several both here and in other categories and forums, i am not begging per se but i hope you will answer this one because i am getting panicky. Due to other medical condition...

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pennis is not getting hard,less excitement

hi i am chintu patel i have a strange problem. my problem is my pennis is not getting hard enough to have a sex i dont know why. i didnt have sex from last 3 years and before 3 years i was having no problem and i was fine i also had an appendix opera...

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the left side of stomach hurts

me and my sister got in a fight a few days ago and she kicked me in the stomach several times with theses large boots and i have had problems with the left side of my stomach ever since i went to the hospital and they did ct scan on my abdominal part...

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Trizivir and Kaletra

I was tested positive 11/01, viral load is 885,000 and cd4 is 136. I am resistant to Sustiva and that class of drugs and my doctor has put me on the combo of Trizivir and Kaletra. What do you think of this? Anything I should be aware of? Also, the s...

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Genital Herpes

I have been under lots of stress lately. I suffered of Herpes. I apply Acyclovir every 6 hours when I have an outbreak and it usually lasts 4 days. But lately I have sufferes about 4 outbreaks in the last 3 months. One month ago it was the most criti...

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Is the EIA antibody test a newer generation test than a Elisa test(1st generation)? would it pick up odder strains bettor than elisa ?

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nasonex and hiv

I recently read that Nasonex or other steriod-based allergy meds are not a recommended allergy treatment for those with suppressed immune systems. I'm hiv positive and not on hiv meds (yet), and Nasonex works great for me, but I don't want to risk my...

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Pimple-like Bumps on Labia???

I have a pipmle-like bump on my labia and I am not sure what it is. I recently went to the doctor and I am awaiting test results for a possible herpetic virus (which I would just die if it comes back positive!!!) This is the third "bump" I've had sin...

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Saquinavir Soft Gel Capsules Versus Indinavir as Part of AZT and 3TC Containing Triple Therapy

Abstract I-92

The Dutch are to be congratulated for performing one of the first head to head comparisons of two protease containing triple combination regimens.

This study is known as the CHEESE study (don't ask, it is an acronym and we can only ho...