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AIDS Effect On Body

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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

No researcher has suggested that people with lipo should stop taking ART. What Causes Lipo? We do not know what causes lipo. There are different causes for fat loss and fat gain. Fat Loss Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and stavudine (Zerit, d4T) are linked to fat loss. Efavirenz (Sustiva) may also contribute. Fat Gain One theory is that protease inhibitors interfere with the body's processing of fat. However, some patients who have never...
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regarding the body effects from HIV

how long does it take for the HIV (AIDS) to show on a human body... and I mean like the minimum time....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
If you use the most sensitive molecular tests to detect the virus itself, this can give a positive result within a matter of a day, perhaps less, after a person has been infected. If you use the standard test to measure antibodies to HIV, it is... Read more »

Hiv virus effect on the body

Hi, I have had hiv for aprox. 8 years and from the last three years I started getting fat accumulation and wasting on my body and face. That is when I decided to take a break from the medicines. My questions are eventhough my virus has not effected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Lipoatrophy (fat loss) and lipohypertrophy are two different conditions. For information about fat loss in the face, buttocks and extremities (lipoatrophy), I suggest you review the information provided in The Body's "Lipodystrophy... Read more »

Understanding HIV+ psico effects The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hello Reverend, I'm Chris, HIV-, 31 years old male guy, living in Brazil. I have a very special woman in my life, wich is HIV+. We are deeply in love and having a real good relationship, based in respect, faith, trust and much love and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.It's very difficult for me to answer a question such as this. If you have asupport group available to you locally, they may help you talk about thesesituations with others who are going through the same thing... Read more »

Effect on your body when your not taking meds

I am HIV+ and my Doctor took me off my meds some time last year when he did my viral load was undetectable and my T cell count was around 1100. Now my Viral load is 28,000 and my T cell count is 328. And the doctor says that I am still fine to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
At this stage, given how quickly your CD4 count has fallen, I owuld recommend that you restart on therapy in the near future. This will avoid the count decreasing even further adn you becoming any sicker. Although I would agree with your doctor... Read more »
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body image

Posted by gabe, 3 Replies
Hi all
I've been living with HIV for 13 years now and I'm not unhappy to have made it this far. My biggest personal issue at the moment is how I look thanks to lipo. I find myself seeing HIV whenever I look in the mirror. Its hard enough to feel good... Read more »

To The Body

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am so sick of these dissidents postings as I'm sure are several other people. I thought this board was for people who want to share ideas and ask questions about HIV treatment and so on.
To stop all this crap, why not put up a forum for dissidents... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

Thanks Read more »

Ugly Body

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've been poz for 10 yrs now and for the past 8 have dealth with major lypoatrophy issues - I'm only 33 and luckily my face is still ok, but I don't feel comfortable going to the pool, dating, etc. I just feel so ugly and veiny - who could possibly... Read more »