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Dennis Sifris, MD and James Myhre

Updated Articles and Resources

By Dennis Sifris, MD and James Myhre

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Created: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) is the term used to categorize males who engage in sexual activity with other males, regardless of how they identify themselves.
    • A Practical Guide to Discussing HIV With a Loved One Created: Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Effective communication with a loved one can help you find solution without the conflicts that can often accompany frank discussions about HIV." itemprop="description" Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      HIV resistance is easy understand in concept, but knowing the dynamics of resistance can better ensure durability of your antiretroviral drugs.
    • What Should I Do If I Think I Have Been Exposed to HIV? Created: Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      In the event of accidental exposure to HIV, there are medications that can reduce the risk of infection called Post-Exposure Prophylaxis or PEP.
    • What is HIV/AIDS? Created: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      AIDS is not a disease, but rather the stage of HIV infection in which the body’s immune system is compromised, making it vulnerable to opportunistic infections.
    • How to Find the Right HIV Support Group Created: Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Find the HIV support group best suited to your needs, from community-based programs to online chat rooms to private support networks.
    • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Created: Friday, December 27, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a global health agency that disburses resources to low- to medium-income countries in need.
    • The History of World AIDS Day Created: Monday, November 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      World AIDS Day was first observed on December 1, 1988 to bring greater awareness to HIV/AIDS and the communities affected by the global epidemic.
    • The Facts About HIV and Male Circumcision Created: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Randomized controlled trials in Africa have shown that male circumcision can reduce the risk of HIV transmission in men by 51% to 60%.
    • HIV/AIDS Insights: What Makes an Epidemic an "Epidemic?" Created: Monday, October 14, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      UNAIDS and WHO have devised a classification of HIV epidemic states, based on surveillance of key at-risk groups.
    • Can I get HIV from kissing? Created: Thursday, August 31, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Is kissing a risky behavior? Does kissing put me at risk for HIV?
    • Crystal Meth and Substance Abuse Created: Monday, July 25, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Methamphetamine or Crystal Meth is a supercharged version of amphetamines that have been used as a stimulant since the 1960's. Crystal Meth is very addictive and is a killer. Crystal meth and subst...
    • HIV and Oral Sex Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Is there a connection between HIV and oral sex? There is a commonly held belief among lay people that oral sex carries no risk. In fact, some consider oral sex a safer sex alternative. But the truth is, like any other sexual activity, oral sex carries a risk of transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. What are the risks of oral sex?
    • "Can I get HIV infected if my boyfriend doesn't ejaculate inside of me?" Created: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Male to female HIV transmission can occur even if there is no male ejaculation. In fact the HIV transmission risk is significant anytime there is unsafe sex. What is the HIV risk without ejaculation.
    • Viagra - What You Need to Know About the ED Solution Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      We've all heard of Viagra. The wonder pill that treats erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction or impotence as it is often called, affects men of all ages. There was a time when treatments were few and success of treatment was rare. That was before the little blue pill - that was before Viagra.
    • Before You Have Unprotected Sex Created: Sunday, October 15, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Before you have unsafe sex you should look at these facts about safer sex.
    • Pregnancy and HIV Created: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Pregnancy and HIV are common in today's world. Years ago when a woman was HIV positive she gave up any hope of having a family. Now HIV and pregnancy can co-exist without problems. If you are HIV+ ...
    • Recognizing Acute HIV Syndrome Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Recognizing acute HIV syndrome is not always easy. During the time of seroconversion, patients can exhibit the signs of acute hiv syndrome. This guide will help recognize acute HIV syndrome."
    • HIV Medications Created: Friday, December 10, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The cost of HIV medications can be huge. Not taking them can even be more costly for your health. How much do HIV medicines cost? Here is a guide that shows the monthly cost of HIV medications."
    • How Long Does it Take for HIV to Progress to AIDS? Created: Sunday, December 28, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Left untreated HIV progression to AIDS will occur. How long does it take for HIV to Progress to AIDS?
    • Is it Possible to Test HIV Negative But Really Be HIV Infected? Created: Thursday, January 01, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      HIV testing is the key to slowing the HIV epidemic. Is it possible for your test to be HIV negative but you still be HIV positive? You may be surprised at the answer.
    • Dealing with an HIV Rash Created: Sunday, December 07, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An HIV rash is very common HIV symptoms. An HIV rash can also be related to medications. Here are some quick tips on dealing with an HIV rash.
    • C. difficile Infection Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, can be a serious gastrointestinal infection that causes severe diarrhea. Here is your guide to C. diff." itemprop="description" Tuesday, November 07, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Once in the body, how long does HIV live outside the human body? Can you get HIV from blood on a counter top or floor? Can I get HIV from dried blood? How does HIV enter the human body?
    • The History of HIV Created: Friday, December 10, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Knowing where you have been helps you to choose the right path to where you want to go. The history of HIV helps scientists, medical professionals, and patients alike understand the disease and fin...
    • The Dangers of Vicodin Created: Friday, August 27, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Used appropriately, Vicodin is a very effective pain reliever for those suffering from moderate to severe pain. However, when abused, Vicodin can be dangerous. What are the dangers of Vicodin use?"...
    • Suboxone for Opiate Addiction Created: Saturday, October 20, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      HIV and substance abuse are common companions. Specifically, opiate addiction and the misuse of Vicodin, Oxycontin, or Heroin can make HIV treatment much more difficult. There is hope; the use of S...
    • The Immune System Created: Thursday, January 05, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Your immune system is the body's natural defense against illness. What are the parts of the immune system? How does each part work to protect the body from infection. Learn how the immune system wo...
    • Performing Safer Oral Sex Created: Sunday, September 24, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Oral sex can be safe if performed using a few precautions. How to perform safer oral sex.
    • What should I do if the condom breaks? Created: Sunday, January 23, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Condom breaks do occur. What should you do if the condom breaks?
    • Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About HIV Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      HIV information is the most important way to stay healthy. Understanding your disease gives you the power to particpate in your care planning. What ten things should everyone know about hiv/aids? I...
    • The Top HIV Related Movies Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A collection of some of the best HIV related movies. Movie reviews of the best HIV/AIDS related movies.

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