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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
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HIV & ACE inhibitors

Hi Doc, Infected 1989 at age 29. Started cocktail w/Combivir & Crixivan 1996 = Rt. kidney (due to Crixivan) stones 2001 & Lt. percutaneous nephrolithotomy for 3.5cm staghorn calculus (not related to HIV or meds) 2002. Switched to Combivir & Sustiva...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...ACE inhibitors are widely used in HIV + patients to control blood pressure and to help protect kidney function. I have scores of patients on various ACE inhibitors Read more »

Changing HIV meds

I discovered my HIV poz status 4 years ago. At the time, VL was 67000, CD4 of 78 and 5.6%. Have slowly improved to undetectable VL, CD4 of 350 and 25%. I take Kaletra and Epzicom once daily, and have been 100% compliant except for one missed dose...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your loose stool symptoms might be better on an alternative boosted PI regimen such as atazanavir or darunavir. Also, efavirenz or raltegravir are possiblities depending on prior treatment history/resistance status. Some patients would experience a... Read more »

Can EDTA or (chelation therapy), help advanced HIV patients with cardiovascular disease?

I would consider myself an experienced patient diagnosed 10 years ago, and probably living with this disease for 15 years. I have exhausted almost every treatment option, and have about two severe drug reactions, and about 70% resistense to earlier...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen any published safety/outcomes data on use of EDTA therapy in the setting of HIV infection and significant cardiovascular disease with narrowing of the coronary arteries. Most patients I have treated with Isentress Read more »

Continous Cough

Dear Dr, I have been having this continous cough for two months now. I started off in November and i was prescribed amoxylin (didn't help),after a week i started Erdosteine(ectrin) and Nexium which helped suppressing the cough and the shortness of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Quanteferon could be done. Since you have no pneumonia or fluid around the lungs would make TB very unlikley.Although you have HIV you didn't mention your CD4 count...if it were less than 200 and the cough/shortness of breath were with exertion,... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...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 adventure I've ever... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV - with HIV + boyfriend....PLEASE HELP!!!

Posted by gause, 7 Replies
...I been dating this guy for almost a year now. I'm HIV - and he is HIV + (diagnosed about year ago before we met). In the beginning of our relationship we had great sexual encounters Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have sex... Read more »