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Can A Person Live Without The Cartilage

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome ...
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living with an infected person

i live with a person with hep. c. i am concerned because the person has scabs all over her and and she doesnt cover them up and touches everything. by having a scab on my hand and touching something she has touched with her scabs, can i get hep. c?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HCV is spread by blood to blood contact, so none of the exposures you describe are of concern. Read more »

Can someone contract HIV just by living with the person?

This person lives with two other people and they do not know of their "status" they do not sleep with them or anything close to that they share a bathroom and kitchen and all kitchen ware.....are these unaware people at risk? Also they person has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

Pseudogout

Dr. Henry,I'm on a med combination that has my CD4 at over 1100 and negligible V/L. The counts have been in this range for over a year. About 8 mos. ago I began having significant pain and swelling of my knees and ankles, which has since been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...called "Pseudogout" occurs when a specific type of calcium crystal (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate) is deposited into joint cartilage. This is often visible on x-rays as whitish material in the area of joint cartilage. Like gout, pseudogout is... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...rates. Some people progress to AIDS very quickly, and others progress very slowly. But we do know that there are some infected individuals that can live for many years with the virus.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call... Read more »
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Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... What Are Vaccinations? What's Different for People With HIV? Which Vaccinations Are Recommended? HIV-Positive Travelers What Are Vaccinations? Vaccinations, or immunizations, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are HIV-infected avoid deep, open-mouth "French" kissing with a non-infected partner, as there is a... Read more »
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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...this was my new reality and I will just have to get over my issues and do what I have to do. I have always been the type of person to buckle down when things got tough and focus on what I want out of my life. I know the road will not always be... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

looking for LGBTQI person to connect with

Posted by Keya, 3 Replies
...Hi, I'm want someone to talk to about living with HIV and about being LGBTQ, and or being a person of color. Finaly, we can inspere each other to keep moving foward. thanks, keya ps. I'm a black women youth who identify as Read more »