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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...resistance test, tropism test (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests II ) Overall Health How your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The Basics When you are first diagnosed as HIV+ or when you first start taking HIVdrugs, you should get...
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HIV AIDS RELATED

My CD4 count is 45 and I am HIV infected.So how chances are there of leaving to normal life.Also is there any way to increase CD4 count
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
...If your absolute CD4 count is 45 you are at serious risk for developing serious infections associated with AIDS. You need HIV treatment immediately. If you start HIV treatment and get that CD4 count up above 200, then your risk of these... Read more »

Psoriasis & Aids

I was recently diagnosed as having psoriasis after noticing an outbreak ofrashes on my ribs. At around the same time I took an HIV test which came back negative. My question is, whatis the chance the psoriasis could have been an infection due to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...something other than HIV. If your symptomspersist, you still need to see a physician, but there is no indication thatyour skin symptoms are related to HIV infection.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for... Read more »

Can itchy skin be the only symptom of HIV?

I suffer from itchy skin and I'm worried it might be a cancer. Going through your site/forum, I read this piece of information from you:"Itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general."Does this means that...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...serious causes (e.g. new detergent, poison ivy, misquito bites, new medication, and so on) to the more serious causes (lymphoma, HIV, and so on). It would be UNUSUAL for an HIVer to have itchy skin as the only symptom, though I imagine this can... Read more »

Skin Conditions

When you say that a person with HIV infection is more prone to skin infections, what type of skin infections are you referring to? What exactly is Scabies? What does it look and feel like and how is it transmitted? Thanks!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...SOWADSKY ABOUT SYMPTOM QUESTIONS", regardingsymptoms associated with HIV/AIDS. Remember, you cannot assume any skinproblems are related to HIV/AIDS, without seeing a physician first, andhaving laboratory tests done!In regard to scabies, this is... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...gut responds to anything that comes into your body that might be harmful. The Gut and HIV HIV, HIV medications, and HIV-related conditions can all cause problems in the gut. HIV The gut is the site of hidden reservoirs (pockets) of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact Sheet 501 . AIDS-related symptoms also include serious weight loss, brain tumors, and other health problems. Without treatment, these... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/5470/img1305jk9.jpg My questions are as follow. Is it possible to have skin conditions associated with HIV as I described within this time frame (1 year 8 months)? Is it possible that this could be molluscum... Read more »

AIDS related motor deficits.

Posted by bnthecliff
...not think it is the PML recurring. But what is it I keep asking? My infectious disease doctor does not think that it is HIV related but cannot find anything else wrong. I have been to see neurologists, neuro-psychiatrists, neuro-psychologists,... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The results of the Phase I clinical trial are published in the March issue of the scientific journal... Read more »