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Hiv Symptoms In Men
Discharge/no symptom: There may be no symptoms as it takes few days after the exposure to the infection to when you get the discharge. So if you do have to have sex with a prostitute practice safe sex with condom and no oral sex beside gonorrhea you can also contact chlamydia, syphilis, HIV infection and lymphogranyloma venerium best is abstain or play it safe. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Ulcerated lesion: Typically you will see multiple open lesion on the external genitals that may be weeping and eventually crust over. These lesions are typically painful. Often times you may notice flu-like symptoms about 1-2 weeks prior to the genital lesions. ...Read more
Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?
Not really: There is a range of effects with celiac disease.Those who don't know can suffer poor health with impaired nutrition,irritable bowel syndrome,etc. Impaired healing & response to any illness might be expected.Once they get it under control by avoiding gluten & any cross reacting factors like food dyes,food allergies, their response to any illness is like anyone else. ...Read more
Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?
HIV: HIV 1 is more prevalent in the US and Europe and HIV 2 are more prevalent in Africa. But there are no statistics because a big portion of the population does not even know their HIV status. HIV is now increasing in the 16 years old to 25 years old, despite education most people are having sex without protection and also there is an increase in multiple sex partners. Misconception medications cure. ...Read more
Discharge and others: Many infected women notice nothing at all, especially for chlamydia. When symptoms occur, most commonly increased vaginal discharge, burning with urination, and spotting between periods or after sex -- often only one or two of these, not necessarily all. In severe cases, low abdominal pain, sometimes fever. Sexually active young women need periodic testing even if no symptoms. ...Read more
Variable: There may be no symptoms at all. For those who acquire a cancer producing strain the pap smears may be the first issue & later show the effects of the disease. If external forms are acquired, lesions vary early from small pimple like bumps to large wart like clusters of material that both thicken & spread. You may have an exceedingly foul smelling discharge. ...Read more
Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as a mononucleosis like illness. Fever (38-40c), fatigue, ; myalgias; sore throat w/ or w/o swollen tonsils; generalized red body rash; non-tender swelling of lymph nodes in armpits ; front /back of the neck. It takes an alert physician to diagnose! ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Can HIV antibody not detected in blood test in lab after 1 year using 3rd gen test but virus present in semen hence might infect your partner, tq?
Unlikely: Although it is a possibility, it is unlikely to get a candidal infection in the prostate. These infections are usually bacterial or aquired sexually (std). Men who are at increased risk for a possible candidal prostate infection are men who are immunocompromised such as having hiv. ...Read more
None: There are no reliable symptoms in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Older males may suffer symptoms related to performance including ed or inability to ejaculate; these are in a different category from male factor infertility. ...Read more
Does the first symptoms of HIV after exposure (with condom of unknown persons status ) can include candida on men's penis? Or this shows up later?
Not usually: Although never say never...It is not my observance that this is a major way to present and I have a large HIV practice in ft. Lauderdale..Pretty much ground zero for HIV infections so to speak. Fever, chills, night sweats, weight loss, thrush and swollen lymph nodes are a common presentation. Diarrhea as well. These may occur in just ~30% of people. Many can be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more
Gave unprotected oral sex to a man in January. He was tested for hiv two months after his last encounter. Negative. I haven't had symptoms. Am I ok?
Most likely: However, HIV window period can be as long as a 6 months between infection and one of the older, less sensitive tests turning positive. And since you are sexually active - my recommendation is to tested regularly - and your PCP should be doing precisely that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read flu and early HIV symptoms are similar.I had a cold/flu about 2 weeks after sharing a cigarette with a gay man.How can you tell the difference?
Early HIV symptoms: You can't tell difference between influenza (flu) & early HIV symptoms so prevention is best bet. With that said, you can't get HIV by sharing a cigarette so don't sweat it. On the other hand, if you've engaged in other practices (such as unprotected sex) that increase your risk for HIV & other stds, go see your family doc (or planned parenthood or county std clinic) for testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can HIV symptoms appear within 2 days after hooking up with another man? I got red bumps back of throat days after & they are stil there after a month
NO: Symptoms of HIV generally take months to years to be noticeable. Generally, 2-4 weeks after exposure an HIV patient may experience symptoms consistent with generalized illness such as fatigue, aches cough or sore throat. The characteristic infections associated with aids take months/years to become noticeable. ...Read more
Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!
Uncircumcised?: Men who are uncircumcised are at higher risk for acquiring HIV from vaginal sex than men who are circumcised. This is because the skin under the foreskin has cells that will attach to HIV and lead to infection. Any sores (herpes, syphilis) can also increase the risk that HIV will be transmitted. ...Read more
Dr what's the chance of catching hiv from an unknown status men being unsafe with him in penetrative vaginal for one time exposure ?
Does having protected sex put you at any risk for hiv? What are the probability of men getting infected from women? Thanks for the help.
Not the key: Receptive unprotected anal intercourse with a HIV-positive partner with an infection that's not well under control is the riskiest sexual practice for HIV transmission, significantly. LGBT covers a huge variety of practices and preferences, and simply having the orientation does not create any risk whatever. Most gay men nowadays "play safe" and are at no more risk than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,other concerns: While there is some evidence that HIV may affect fertility, it is far from clear that it does. People who get HIV are also more likely to have stis such as gonorrhea and chlamydia that definately do, and HIV drugs can be an issue. The real concern is the risk of transmitting HIV to ones partner and there are assisted reproductive technologies that may reduce that risk. ...Read more
Wrong to generalize: Passive, unprotected anal intercourse with a HIV-positive partner is an especially dangerous practice, and nowadays in the US around 50% of new HIV infections are in men who do this. The orientation itself doesn't create the risk, and partnered or safety-focused gay men are not at any special risk. And worldwide, most HIV is transmitted through heterosexual sex. Huge topic. Be fair & informed. ...Read more
Think: If both men don't have HIV then no transmission. However as you know there are other STDS and there is a window of time from exposure to HIV to HIV showing up positive in the lab tests. This window can range from 9 days to 3-6 months. So that is why condoms and PrEP is recommended. Learn the facts. Go to CDC PrEP Resources Page. ...Read more
Foolishly: Many people engage in behaviors which are known as potentially harmful (smoking, drinking, cheating on exams, using illicit drugs, etc.). While doing these things the factors driving their actions may outweigh logic. In the case of HIV disease, many gay men have intentionally exposed themselves so as to fit in with the remainder of their local community. Denial is a strong phenomenon. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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