The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

helping my uncle
Jul 21, 2007

Hi, my uncle is HIV-positive, and he is in Mauritius and myself in UK. I know back in my country they are treating him, but they don't have the appropriate medication. As I am here I would like to know how I can help him. I would like to send him his medicines but I do not know which and where to get them? He is suffering lot with breathing, tuberculosis, high fever, losing weight and I would like to know in which stage he is? Please help me.

Response from Dr. Conway

The key here is to determine 3 things: Does he need treatment for an active infection or other condition? Does he need prophylactic medications to prevent such conditions? Does he need specific antiviral therapy? Based on the answers to these three questions, you can quickly determine what is available in Mauritius (as an example, tuberculosis therapy is very widely available for free). You can then figure out what you can best do to help him. Good luck...

grape seed extract
a slip of liquid

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint