Blood-pressure medications leave senior in quandary

A new regimen is called for, and maybe a complete re-evaluation of the possible causes of high blood pressure.

For example, when I see clonidine used, I often consider whether the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea has been missed.

Dear Dr. Roach: How is HIV transmitted sexually? Is it possible to transmit HIV without penetration?

S.B.

HIV is almost always spread through penetrative intercourse, either vaginal or anal. HIV is not particularly infectious, as far as sexually transmitted infections go.

For heterosexual couples, where one has HIV and the other does not, the risk is approximately one transmission of infection for 1,250 episodes of vaginal sex (for the woman) and one in 2,500 episodes (for the man).

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