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Avatar m tn is there a connection between genital warts and hiv? I know that if you have warts you can get infected with hiv easier but I was wondering if having warts was therefore a 100 percent sign that you were infected with HIV? I'm scared and anxious and just want some help! thanks again!
Avatar m tn Doctor - Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and provide advice. On 3/30, I deep kissed, she preformed unprotected oral and protected vaginal exposure with a prostitute. After she left, I found towels with blood stains on them. Based on the shape and amount on the towels, I assume it was discharged from her genitals after sex. There were no visible needle marks that I saw on her body or external signs of std's on her genitals.
Avatar m tn Doctor - Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and provide advice. On 3/30, I deep kissed, she preformed unprotected oral and protected vaginal exposure with a prostitute. After she left, I found towels with blood stains on them. Based on the shape and amount on the towels, I assume it was discharged from her genitals after sex. There were no visible needle marks that I saw on her body or external signs of std's on her genitals.
Avatar m tn Basic Overview & Information on AIDS & HIV AIDS - acquired immunodeficiency syndrome - was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By killing or damaging cells of the body's immune system, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.
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Avatar m tn Of course I freaked out and self diagnosed myself with everything under the sun. I went and got checked for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and all came back negative. Went to dr and was prescribed triamcinolone cream it didn't seem to help but rash was still present but not as predominant. Year later I have unprotected sex and the rash came back and has been with me for the last 3wks.
Avatar n tn I live in British Columbia Canada and they provide excellent treatment to those infected with HIV. I am currently working in a foreign country and if I get tested I will be deported and wish not to arrive home for Christmas with hiv and no job - I would rather arrive home four months later with more money in the bank a place to live and then get treatment. But I am not sure if I getting early treatment is important? Waying that aside the depression that will set in if I must go home.
Avatar m tn However, it is designed primarily for HIV infected people with questions about treatment and living with HIV/AIDS, not those who have been exposed and are concerned about becoming infected. Still, it has accurate information about how HIV is transmitted -- and most important for many users of this forum, how it is NOT transmitted, e.g. by kissing, body contact, exposure to most body fluids, and so on.
Avatar m tn I can not start treatment now I can just start after one year because here medicine is so costly I think 3,,,is it ok if I start after one year 4 if some one knows plz tell me in Ukraine how can I get cheap treatment because faniancaly I am not strong my parents can not afford the treatment price plz give ur opinion
Avatar n tn I just confirmed with CATIE (Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange) that virtually all labs in Canada are using the 4th gen test
Avatar f tn Dear Vance,teak,howardh,nursegirl and all the experts of the forum few days ago i was having a normal discussion over the HIV topic with few of the medical representatives and they were saying that now a days medical science is so advance that a cure for hiv and AIDS is there but medicine giants are not issuing it out just because a huge amount of money they have invested in treatment of HIV and AIDS so they are restricted to reveal it for the public interest whereas few were saying that cure o
Avatar m tn I'd wait to get tested. My advice would be to seek testing with a combination HIV p24 antigen/HIV antibody test at 4 weeks. The result will be definitive at that time. Alternatively, if you test with tests which tests only for HIV antibody, a test at 8 weeks will be defintive. With either of these tests, at 2 weeks you will detect over 50% and probably more of recent infections.
Avatar m tn As I said I just had a hand job but had my condom put through her mouth. Please tell me if I need to rest for HIV? are there chances of contracting HIV as now I have herpes!
1260567 tn?1270154854 I have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. I am assuming I've had it for over 35 years but was never tested for it till now. I have absolutely no symptoms except for mild fatigue, however my viral load is what the dr considers "high" I believe he said 650,000. I have type 2 which he said is easier to cure than the other types & would need only 6 months of treatment. But I'm very concerned about this treatment. I know one person who went through it & it was just awful.
Avatar m tn I also developed swollen sore testicles. i saw my docto, i took blood tests for hiv syphylis chlamydia and gonnorheaand the tests for hiv and syphlis were negative. the tests for chlamydia and gonnorhea were botched, ruined for what reason i dont know. By this time my girlfriend had recieved her results back from her doctor that she had tested possitive for chlamydia and gonnorhea she was prescribed zithromax 1g dosage and suprax 400mg .
Avatar m tn HIV can be transmitted due to sharing needles, this is because the blood interact. Unfortunately, there is no cure for HIV (note that HIV isn't the same as AIDS) but treatment for this virus is really advanced. There are medications that permit people live a completely normal life with HIV without developing AIDS. I hope everything is ok, post your results. Personally, I think you didn't involve in high risk. This virus is very fragile and die easily at normal temperature.
Avatar f tn I'd suggest you go to the hospital and sit with one of the HIV nurses and get them to educate you on HIV from the basics through to safe sex and medication that way nothing will be a surprise and it won't seem nearly as scary. Be open and talk in bored my hubby to death about it, I wanted to know everything about it so I'd be able to understand him better. when we met and the first few times we had sex I was apprehensive but we soon forgot about it.
Avatar n tn 1) If you had visited me, I probably wouldn't have done any of those tests, except perhaps HIV--not because I think you really risked catching HIV, but because it likely would have assured you that didn't catch anything deadly. No, you don't need any more testing. 2) Modern HIV antibody tests become positive in 10-20 days after exposure. Three weeks is cutting it a bit close, but the odds are so teeny you could have caught HIV, I would just relax and not worry about it.
936016 tn?1332769204 Many of the questions we answer on this Forum and also the Freedomhealth Sexual Health Forum relate to anxiety about HIV and also possible early HIV symptoms. One of the main problems in relying on HIV symtoms themselves is that they are notoriously vague and almost all the symptoms may in fact be symptoms of a different disease. The best method always of diagnosing HIV is to have a modern HIV test.
Avatar n tn A lot of information I have read says your body should eventually do that and I do not have HIV. Do you have any explanation of why this is prolonged or if there is anything I can do to help my Immune system? The only other explanation I can offer is that I do have a couple other issues in that area and could they be contributing? I currently get the warts lasered. I have been prescribed aldara for external break outs which I haven't had in a while.
Avatar m tn I want to know whether I am at a higher realistic significant risk of contracting HIV or STDs due to having the freezing treatment on my remaining warts a week ago and having had protected vaginal sex and receiving unprotected oral sex yesterday from a woman. I am worried that I am at a higher risk of contracting STDs or HIV because the skin where the warts were treated is healing.
Avatar m tn Last night i got 4 red spots on chest after itching. Could hep-c treatment 5 years ago affect my hiv test result? Do i need to retest at 6 months? Also please tell me if one has not yet seroconverted i.e have not produced antibodies then is it possible to still have p24 antigen in blood or the p24 antigen just show up 2 weeks before seroconversion? Please help!
Avatar m tn This is very important to me and may very well be the reason I failed Hep C treatment... HCV slowly damages the mitochondria through a process of oxidative stress. Aerobic exercise helps produce more mitochondria and a high-protein diet boosts the benefit of exercise, which decreases insulin resistance. Being insulin resistant impairs your ability to achieve a sustained response to Chemotherapy drugs peginterferon and ribavirin...
Avatar f tn My fingers make the HSV/HIV (or HPV/HIV) typo all the time. I have alarmed the occasional forum user because of it!
Avatar m tn leg pain is the first symptom for herpes it seems ....plzzz suggest should i start treatment and the link is