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HIV Treatment Side Effects:
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Although there are a lucky few with HIV who never experience side effects from HIV meds, most people unfortunately do. When side effects do occur, they can be frustrating, fatiguing and even dangerous. The question is: What can you do about them? TheBody.com invited researcher and physician Dr. Joel Gallant to answer your questions on how to keep side effects under control.


Your HIV Treatment Regimen: Can You Have It All?
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Whether you're just beginning HIV meds or have already been on multiple regimens, finding the right combination of meds can seem confusing -- even impossible! That's why TheBody.com hosted this live chat with Dr. Edwin DeJesus, one of the top HIV care providers in the United States. He answered questions about how to choose an HIV treatment regimen that works best for them, taking into consideration factors such as side effects and drug interactions.


Fatigue and Anemia:
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

You'll never have more fun learning about fatigue and anemia than when Dr. Bob Frascino is the teacher! Dr. Bob, one of TheBody.com's most popular experts, answered a host of fatigue-related questions from HIVers during this online chat. Using his trademark wit and humor, Dr. Bob offered his thoughts on the fatigue's many possible causes and treatments.


Multidrug Resistance:
Monday, July 10, 2006

When you're running low on HIV treatment options, how can you and your doctor come up with a strategy that'll give you the best chance of staying healthy? It's one of the toughest questions in HIV today, and it was on the minds of many HIVers who took part in this chat with HIVer and patient advocate Nelson Vergel. Nelson answered questions about multidrug resistance, new HIV meds in the pipeline, natural therapies for HIV-positive people, and much more.


Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss):
Wednesday, April 26, 2006

What's the difference between "lipoatrophy" and "lipodystrophy"? Which HIV meds are most likely to cause you to lose fat in your face, arms or legs? What can a person do if he or she has already developed lipoatrophy? Top HIV specialist Dr. Cal Cohen answered these questions and many more during this live chat at The Body. Read the full transcript!


To Change (HIV Treatment Regimens) or Not to Change:
Monday, December 5, 2005

There are many reasons why someone might want to change HIV medications, including side effects, drug resistance and a rising viral load. The question is: Should you change meds? HIV specialist Dr. Paul Sax helped dozens of HIVers answer this question during this live chat on The Body!


Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss):
Tuesday, November 1, 2005

HIV specialist Dr. Joel Gallant hosted a live chat at The Body to answer dozens of questions about HIV-related fat loss (lipoatrophy). This was one of our most informative, interesting chats yet! During the hour-long Q & A, Dr. Gallant discussed everything from the differences between "lipodystrophy," "lipoatrophy" and "wasting," to the lipoatrophy risks associated with some HIV meds, to the steps one can take to stop or reverse the effects of lipoatrophy. Check out our transcript for the full story!


Issues for People with Multi-Drug Resistance:
Wednesday, February 16, 2005

This informative chat session was hosted by Nelson Vergel. He has been HIV positive for 21 years and is one of the leading treatment advocates in the field of multi-drug resistance. Nelson talked about Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide), HIV drug resistance, new drugs in development (including tipranavir), health and nutrition tips, and other issues of importance for treatment-experienced HIVers.


Learn About Fuzeon: Monday, October 25, 2004
This informative chat session was hosted by Greg Braxton, an HIV-positive person currently taking this med, and Louise Perry, a registered nurse experienced with Fuzeon.


Learn About Fuzeon: Wednesday, June 16, 2004
This informative chat session was hosted by Rob, an HIV-positive person currently taking this med, and Don Kurtyka, a registered nurse practitioner experienced with Fuzeon.

 

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