|family member and aids
Jan 31, 2006
hello- My family member is currently hospitalized with aids. he has lost alot of weight as a result of a yeast infection in his esophogus. he has an infection in his spinal cord which resulted in the current loss of use of his lower half. i guess my question is, as his family, is there anything we should be or can be doing to help him and is there a chance he could get better? it just seems like so much going on. he is also having trouble with his appetite due to feeling nautious from his medications. if there is any advice or information that you can give on his condition it would be greatly appreciated. sorry for the lenth. thank you in advance and god bless...
| Response from Dr. Wohl
The key thing is for his doctors to treat his current conditions including the infections in his spine/brain and esophagus and then to try and get him on potent HIV therapy.
Obviously, he is a very sick man. Clearing these infections will hopefully allow him to be able to swallow HIV medications and eat. Nutrition in this case is almost as important as medication.
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