Vaginal Ultrasounds

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AIDS InfoNet


...The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a...
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Could it be med related?

I was diagnosed in 1988 with HIV/Hep C. I started meds in 1994 and have done well since. My tcells are currently 284, (down from 350 the month before) and my viral load is undetectable. I've had a liver biopsy done a few years ago and it showed no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Ouch-what a frustrating series of events. I would consider fluconazole as a likely cause of the liver problems from the information you provided. KH Read more »

My spouse is HIV positive and we are trying to get pregnant?

My spouse is HIV positive how can I get pregnant by him?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...targeting intercourse to the period of highest fertility, including basal body temperature, calendar calculation, serial ovarian ultrasound, hormones in urine, and vaginal discharge. These methods help to improved the chance of pregnancy from a... Read more »

HIV+women - husband

...inseminations that have failed. I believe that a very large problem is that this Reproductive Endocrinologist does not want to perform vaginal ultrasounds on me he states that he is concerned that due to my known HIV status that he cannot...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
My best advice would be to contact your local or state medical society and ask for a referral to a fertility specialist with a special interest and expertise in helping couples with HIV infection. JLS. Read more »

mono and hiv?

I had a vaginal ultrasound three months ago. I suspect the device was not properly sterilized and didn't see the nurse put a condom on the device, which she should. Within this three months period I have been experiencing sore throat, mild...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First of all, refer to my response to Very confused-what is for a description of infectious mononucleosis and Mono and HIV. To answer your question about the relationship between mono and HIV, there really is none. Primary infection with HIV and... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Information What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are anti-HIV substances. They could reduce the risk of HIV infection during vaginal or rectal intercourse. No microbicides are available yet. However, with sufficient funding and demand,... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin. It can also spread throughout the body. While this is rare, it is life-threatening. The most common... Read more »
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