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WHAT PART OF THE BODY DOES HIV AFFECT

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...gain may also be linked to the use of HIV drugs including proteaseinhibitors. There are several treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: Serostim: This drug is a man-made version of hgH Tesamorelin: This drug is a man-made growth...
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aids come from what part of the body

what part of the body does aids come from
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The HIV virus affects and can infect many parts of the body. The lymph glands and blood cells called t lymphocytes are most often infected Read more »

Your comment on crotisone Shot affecting HIV antibody testing, quick donation

Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for answering my question earlier. I had oral insertive sex (she licked/sucked my penis twice, spitted on it) all unprotected and then applied condom and gave me oral sex. I think the Sex worker was HIV +. I had an DNA PCR at 15...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Relax Max! A cortisone shot for eczema given 1.5 months prior to your exposure will not affect the validity of your definitive three-month (from the date of exposure) HIV-antibody test. Likewise, your use of topical cortisone Read more »

Facial wasting and body fat

I just wanted to know if there were any Doctors that took MediCal for procedures that help to correct the look of lipodystrophy. Like sculptra and Restyline which are procedures that fill in the parts of the face that has been affected by...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If any reader can respond to this question (MediCal payment for plastic surgery intervention for lipodystrophy related problems in Southern California) please post!!! KH Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...when you feel sick, you eat less than normal. Some medications can upset your stomach, and some opportunistic infections can affect the mouth or throat. This makes it difficult to eat. Also, some medications and infections cause diarrhea. If you... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...people. Although the rate of serious anemia has dropped since people started using HIV drug combinations, anemia continues to affect up to 30 percent of HIV-positive people taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...at risk for getting HIV. Teach preteens that they have choices in life and that decision that they make today could have an affect on the rest of their lives. Teens: Thirteen- to 19-year-olds are more concerned with their self-image and... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...But if you don't know you have HIV, you won't take those medications, and the virus will continue to do its dirty work. HIV affects people differently. In some people, HIV might lead to AIDS within a few years after they were infected. On the... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...hepatitis A, B, or C virus Alcohol or drug abuse Liver Disease and Women Some liver problems occur during pregnancy or affect women more often than men. These include: Gallstones Biliary cirrhosis (bile duct damage) Autoimmune liver... Read more »
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Older HIV'ers

Posted by aNewBeginning, 1 Reply
...I learned I am HIV positive on 2/03/10. I met with my infectious disease doctor two days. I would like to hear from older guys who are dealing Read more »

Part of today's problem

Posted by RevAnn, 2 Replies
...Now, I am concerned that we have become our own worse enemies for education. I too am guilty. We are telling people that HIV/AIDS is not a death sentance. By doing so, we are telling people that HIV/AIDS is not to be feared. How ever, I... Read more »

Poz.com on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...the only woman in my doctors waiting rooms. When it was my turn to see the doctor, I was full of questions about how the virus affected women in particular, wondering whether there were things that I should be doing to support my healthfor now... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?, my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV. Read more »