How Does Hiv Affect The Male Reproductive System

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others with HIV. The rates of STDs remain high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g.,...
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reproductive system

i had my tube tied and now married to a + is the risk still high for me?
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...Yes, this does not remove, or as far as I know, diminish your risk for HIV infection. Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated Read more »

negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids

A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for Read more »

Does HCV Treatment affect HIV Risk?

I am a single male who has recently started traditional Hep. C Treatment (pegylated interferon and ribavirin). I am also HIV Neg. While undergoing this treatment, am I at any greater or lesser risk of contracting HIV? I ask this because although I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You ask a good question. There is no data on transmission of HIV while taking IFN therapy. However, as you accurately point out - your white blood cell count usually goes down. However I would Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly disease for women, behind only cancer and heart disease. HIVaffects both younger and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has been seen in older women (50 and... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...But if you don't know you have HIV, you won't take those medications, and the virus will continue to do its dirty work. HIVaffects people differently. In some people, HIV might lead to AIDS within a few years after they were infected. On the... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...andbeverages can cause changes in the amount of the drugs in your bloodstream,even if you take the correct doses. When one drug affects the level of another drug it is called an interaction.Some drug interactions do not cause problems, but some... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...the effectivenessof Lyrica in HIV PN. Cymbalta -- An antidepressant approved for diabetic nerve pain anddepression that affects two naturally-occurring chemicals in the brain. Theremay be interactions with HIV drugs but that has not been... Read more »