Jul 24, 2011
My brother has full blown Aids. For 2yrs, also he is a diabetic. He was a drug addict for 20yrs. Shooting up for 10yrs. He has had severe diaherra for 2 months. The doctors said he keeps gettings abcess in his rear end. His mind is not really there anymore. He needs to be in the hospital. He goes in for 1 day then cusses the doctors and nurses out to no end. My question to you is. Is he in last stages? Also how can we get him to stay in the hospital and stop him from driving? We are so afraid, he will kill someone driving.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Sorry to hear your brother is having such a difficult time. If indeed "his mind is not really there anymore" and you are concerned he may be a danger to himself or others while driving, call his HIV doctor. A physician can take his license away by stating he is not medically fit to drive. The Department of Motor Vehicles is then notified.
As for your brother's prognosis, I have insufficient information to comment. Perhaps you could go with him to a doctor's visit and discuss this with his HIV specialist (if your brother agrees to let you attend the visit).
Finally, I should mention we no longer use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown AIDS."
How does HIV affect TB? (TB/HIV CO-INFECTION, 2011) (TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV, 2011)
psoriasis and hiv
- Is Dizziness A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection?
- Is Muscle Ache A Symptom Of HIV?
- Jock Itch After Vaginal Sex With Condom What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Rectal Bleeding After Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Are Condoms Provided By Sex Workers Are Safe?
- Are Night Sweats A Sign Of Acute Hiv Infection?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.