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Are There Any Environmental Factors That Increase The Progression Of Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...experience more fat gain in theirbreasts and waists. Weak bones: It is known that women in general are at increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause, but studies have also shown thatHIV infection increases a person's risk of losing bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of osteoporosis. However, HIV+women's risk for bone weakness is three times higher than HIV+ men's. Gender...
Ask the Experts

Role of CD8 in HIV progression

Hi Dr. Hope you can help me understand something, in one of your recent posting 15th Feb 2009 you mentioned that - a normal reaction to HIV infection is an increase in CD8 count and percent and that the total lymphocyte count increase is likely a...
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
...That study and others like it were conducted prior to the availability of current potent HIV medication regimens we have today and a better understanding of the functional role of CD8 cells on containing HIV infection. Read more »

Age of infection and progression

I have read in many places that the age of infection influences the rate of progression to Aids. Would that also include progression to the the early and medium symptomatic stage.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Yes and no. Older patients seem to have less robust CD4 increases when they start HAART, but they have better adherence and tend to take care of themselves better, which sometimes correlates Read more »

Low body temperature can be HIV infect ?

Could you explain me? low body temperature can be HIV infect progress?Thanks for response
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
...I don't believe that a low body temperature would increase HIV disease progression. Read more »

Fast progression

I was infected with HIV on may 2005 (age 28). The cd4 count after acute infection was 460. Last year CD4 count was 650 and now dropped to 278, viral load increased from 14 000 to 100 000. I felt perfectly well. I havent had even a cold during that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is a wide range of progression from initial HIV infection to AIDS (either clinical or CD4 count > 350) even after 10 years. The average without treatment was Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Continued HIV/AIDS Progress Could Lead to Increased Life Expectancy, Population Among Developing Countries, U.N. Report Says

... Life expectancy in developing countries could increase to 69 years by 2050 if the global health community sustains progress in controlling HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meta-Analysis: Increased Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Persons Is Unrelated to HIV Disease Progression

... It is unclear whether co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases mortality in HIV patients during the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Using meta-analysis, the study authors Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increased Crystal Meth Use Threatens Cambodia's HIV/AIDS Progress, NGOs Say

...According to IRIN/ PlusNews , studies have found that methamphetamine use is associated with high-risk sexual behavior, which can increase the risk of HIV transmission. In addition, preliminary research data has shown that methamphetamine use... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Says HAART Slows HIV Progression to AIDS, But Success Threatened by Increasing Drug Resistance, U.K. Agency Says

... Highly active antiretroviral therapy can slow the rate of progression from HIV to AIDS by 86% when compared with no treatment, according to a study published in the July 30 issue of the Lancet Read more »
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Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »


Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
is it possible for doing too much exercise to advance the virus? exercise is a good thing in general, but is there too much? Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

Very slow progress...

Posted by jmiami, 2 Replies
...On 10/31/2006, I was diagnosed with AIDS while in the hospital with a bout of PCP. MY CD4 count was 21(!!!) and viral load of 650,000. Anyways I was placed on Atripla, Read more »