Broken Blood Vessels And Hiv

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Bone Health and HIV Disease

...may be prone to fractures. What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a loss of bone mass and is the most common bone disease. Over 10 million Americans live with it, and 3 out of 4 of them are women. It causes over a million bone fractures each year, most in the spine and hip. Primary osteoporosis is the natural loss of bone, especially in women after menopause. Secondary osteoporosis occurs from taking medicines or having a chronic...
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fractures orbital and cheek want to see a hiv doc for sculptra

can you help me find an expert in atlanta for facial wasting? i dont have hiv i had a severe facial fractures from an accident and im sunken in cheeks and eye hollows from it severely. orbital fracture and cheek bone fractures have left me sunken.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The best approach for you might be to visit the Sculptra web site where they have a listing or providers. Here is a link to the Sculptra site. Good luck! Read more »

Broken Blood Vessels

Dear Doctor, Have dark circles or broken blood vessels under the eyesever been found to be a symptom of HIV or advanced AIDS.I have searched for this information and been unsuccessful. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Broken blood vessels as you described are unusual in HIV infection and have not been linked to HIV/AIDS to my knowledge. Keith Henry, Read more »

Do I still have AIDS?

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1997. I was hospitalized with PCP and had a CD4 count of 19 and viral load around 750,000. For the past 12 years my CD4 has never been above 200. My last test showed that my CD4 had suddenly risen to 346. Even with the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patient has AIDS they always will have been an AIDS patient (similar for a cancer survivor having had cancer or a person with a broken bone having always had a fracture). Having had AIDS or a fracture puts a person in a different place for future... Read more »

Blood Vessels in my nose-- What can I do about them?

Dear Dr. Dezube,I appreciate the valuable information you provide in this forum.I have unsightly broken blood vessels in my nose. (1) Have you ever seen this in HIV+ patients? (2) Is there any thing I can do about it?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...The finding of broken blood vessels on the nose is not all that uncommon. I'm not sure it's related to HIV. Depending upon how bad the situation Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Might Be at Increased Risk of Bone Fractures, Study Finds

... As HIV-positive people live longer primarily because of antiretroviral treatment, they might face an increased risk of bone fractures, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital reported last week, Xinhua/ reports.... Read more »
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Break No Bones About It

...non-nucleoside analogues), deaths due to AIDS dropped greatly, but side effects began to take a toll. Among the problems seen were bone fractures in people with HIV who weren't yet 50. Todd T. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...bone minerals. Loss of bone mineral density can occur without any pain or symptoms. Often, the first sign of osteoporosis is a bone fracture in the hip, wrist, or spine. What Causes It? As we age, our bones lose their mineral content.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...than the general population. What Causes It? AVN is caused by a loss of blood supply to the bone. It can be caused by a bone fracture or dislocation. Some diseases can reduce the blood supply to bones. In some cases, fat clogs blood vessels... Read more »
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Posted by soscared21, 7 Replies
Ok, guys I'm another ww, but I think I have good reason to be. I had sex with a guy (I'm gay) I didn't know well about 10.5 weeks ago. We used protection, but the damn condom broke. I was the receptive partner. He didn't penetrate too far (it was... Read more »

Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...noticed a black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel -- it doesn't appear to be raised. I've never had anything like this before. I enjoy sucking... Read more »


Posted by desert, 2 Replies
...influence of alcohol and to my horror, during intercourse, the condom broke, exposing my penis fully. I think it must have been broken for less than a minute or so when I noticed. I pulled out immediately, changed it for the new one and continued... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...immature blood cells in the blood of both the newborns and their mothers for the presence of micronuclei ? small, damaged pieces of broken-off DNA. The micronucleus test is commonly used to study the potential DNA-damaging effects of chemicals.... Read more »