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What Is The Primary Damage That AIDS Causes

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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing...
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HIV Tat protein causing brain damage

"The dendrites begin to look like a patch of severely damaged trees after a bad ice storm." (EEEK!!)I thought it was my imagination that I was "losing it" mentally lately but once I read the articles on:"Researchers Identify...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that. KH... Read more »

Liver damage by hiv

I have read that HIV alone causes damage to liver. Not having co-infections by HVB or HVC and not being on meds, what are the tipical values of ALT would be expected and their evolution (primary infection, seroconversion and cronic infection). And...
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
People can experience mild increases in blood serum liver transaminases during acute infection. In stable chronic HIV infection, in the absence of other ongoing liver viral infections, other medical illnesses, or medications associated with liver... Read more »

high v.l, fatigue and brain damage

Hi Dr. DaarI'm 40 years old woman. HIV+ for 20 years. My last cd4 is 500 and most of time it's around this number. V.L=400,000.Last 3 years without the cocktail treatment. The rest of my lab tests r fine. I'm suffering from fatigue...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms for people in general, as well as those living with HIV. It is always difficult to know what is the cause of this symptom. Certainly it is possible that this relates to HIV in one... Read more »

Hetrosex is not the primary source of HIV/AIDS in the Developing World

Hi Dr Bob,Please consider this argument.Studies have proved that the rapid spread of this disease in the developing world is primarily the outcome of poor hospital sanitation. People in Africa are more likely to be infected by dirty injections...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The wildfire spread of HIV/AIDS in developing countries has many overlapping causes, including, but not limited to, poverty. Yes, the "moral problem" rationality has never made sense to anyone with half a brain or ounce of common... Read more »
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symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »

How Does the Stress Response Damage Your Health?

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How Does the Stress Response Damage Your Health?

Evolution has twisted together the brain, hormones, and immunde system of primates, including us. The stress reaction that's so protective against short-term danger can wreak havoc on the body if it... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

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AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press

By MARIA CHENG

November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »