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Can Hiv Slow Down Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis, HIV & treatment

I'm a patient with RA since I was 18. My RA was not very active for the last ten years. I was diagnosed with HIV in 2006 (but likely have had the disease for over ten years). I'm currently undetectable, with a T-cell count of about 280. I've been at...
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
...There are no good randomized controlled studies, and what has been published in the medical literature is anecdotal. Although there is clearly risks Read more »

HIV and rheumatoid arthritis

I am a 55 yr female who was diagnosed with AIDS 18 months ago. Thanks to Atripla my CD4 is now 321... Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hiv Testing

Hi Dr. Bob,I have first searched the archives and honestly did not find an answer to this question.... Read more »
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Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...advanced to a point where it has seriously damaged your immune system. Once you've been infected with HIV, the virus begins to slowly, but surely, eliminate your body's CD4 cells , which you need in order to fight off other infections and... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25... Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...provider before beginning a new exercise program. Once you have your healthcare provider's approval, start your exercise routine slowly. Every two weeks make your routine five minutes longer. In the end, you should be working out three to seven... Read more »
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rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
...disorder *eyes crossed double take* what! lol She's testing for everything from lupus to B19 parvo virus but is leaning toward rheumatoid arthritis and so far Xrays indicate this is defiantly possible. I do have advanced peripheral neuropathy... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...No Dizziness. So my concern is Was it Sero Conversion Time?? Now at the end of 4th week i developed some Pinkish Pimple like Rashes in middle of my chest which are like spreading in 2.5 to 3.0 inches of diameter. (Scattered Red Blotches kind of... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...dying real soon and will be very angry at me. In the past, my daughter has a panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she... Read more »