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Aids And Hiv Patients Medication For Pain

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a painful, numb, burning, shooting sensation thatmany sufferers describe as "holding a lit match to my feet," or "walking onbroken glass." This chronic pain can lead those who suffer to become isolated,depressed, and even...
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Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your brother a hug from me. Dr. Bob HIV - AIDS Transmission Aug 24, 2008 Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted... Read more »

DR's and PRN..-Pain

Looking into some of the answers fer persons with HIV/AIDS and Periphial Neuropathy and telling them to stay away from narcotics ( opium ). You all Have NO IDEA the pain some of us go through. HIV is now considered a CHRONIC ILLNESS is it not ?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your frustration is noted-thanks for sharing that with the readers here. There is no doubt that in many/most cases chronic pain in HIV+ persons is not managed well and that our understanding and approach to peripheral neuropathy is inadequate. KH Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...give your brother a hug from me.Dr. BobHIV - AIDS TransmissionAug 24, 2008 Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is... Read more »

pain all over

I asked my doctor to be removed from my meds for i have developed pain in both feet- they feel sprained, elbow painleg pain in calfs and ralms of my hands achewhen i clench a fistI am very alarmed by this develpoments
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of any offending drugs with an alternative more nerve friendly HIV drug is recommended if options are available. Aggressive pain control is important for quality of life to make things tolerable. KH Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...suicide or violence may actually strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. For example, It sounds as if you are in great pain. Have you ever thought life was not worth living? or You sound as if you feel very angry and frustrated at home.... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

A Guide to Pain Managment in HIV-Infected Patients

...Pain in patients with HIV disease is undertreated to an alarming degree: estimates suggest that only 15% of these patients receive Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...prevent the liver from working properly. Symptoms of Liver Damage Symptoms of liver damage or liver disease include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Synthetic Sea Snail Venom Eases Pain in AIDS, Cancer Patients, Study Says

...Ziconotide, a synthetic form of sea snail venom manufactured by Elan Pharmaceuticals , can ease pain in patients with AIDS or cancer for whom other painkillers, such as morphine, have not been beneficial, according to a study Read more »
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As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...antiretrovirals is a given throughout much of the developed world, but in Ukraine, the scale-up of antiretroviral medications has been painfully slow. There are only 2,000 patients on HIV treatment in the country, even though as many as 200,000... Read more »

Pain and its effects

Posted by Anonymous
...and every year my English teacher has the senior class pick an AIDS related topic to write a report on. I chose to write about pain and how it affects the personality, and quality of life, including the physical, psychological, emotional,... Read more »