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Can Metformin Help With HIV

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metformin for lipodystrophy

I recently heard that there may be a possible new treatment for lipodystrophy. Do you know anything about using something called "Metformin"?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
yes, metformin is actually a treatment for diabetes. It works by increasing cellular sensitivity to insulin. This has nothing directly to do with lipodystrophy, but a related component to lipodystrophy is insulin resistance (IR). IR is exactly... Read more »

Atripla & Metformin

Hi Doctor McGowan,I have been on Atripla for about a year now. My last lab results brought forth a... Read more »

Metformin

Hi,There is a suggestion that METFORMIN 500 mg can help reduce abdominal size. How valid is this... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: HIV Positive Patients Start a Support Group

Several HIV-positive patients in Nashik, India, have formed a support group called Network of People and Children Living with HIIV (NPCLH) and registered it as a charity organization. The organization, composed of two men and five women, aims to not... Read more »
International Community of Women Living With HIV/AIDS

Twelve Statements to Improve the Situation of Women Living With HIV and AIDS Throughout the World

We need the following: Encouragement and support for the development of self-help groups and networks. The media to realistically portray us, not to stigmatise us. Accessible and affordable health care (conventional and complementary) and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Church Offers Help for Folks With HIV/AIDS

The Spring Hill United Church of Christ in November launched "Red Project," an educational and support group for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the church. "For... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: HIV-Positive Women Face Date Struggle -- BABES Network-YWCA Offers Support, Advice

BABES Network-YWCA is a Seattle-based support group that uses peer counseling, group discussions, educational lectures, and retreats to help HIV-positive women navigate intimate relationships. Trusting a sexual partner and coping with rejection are... Read more »
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HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after every meal hence I went to toilet.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap-water... Read more »

Help need for my HIV+ bf from HIV+ girl !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everybody.
My boyfriend is HIV+ and has a wish !
Please could a HIV+ girl help us ????
Nothing sexual or similar. Please !
Thanks very much indeed.
Jeff

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Hiv symptom or Anxiety? Hiv test this friday, scared! HELP!?

Posted by jessicajane, 1 Reply
So I'm a 24 heterosexual female and I have has risky sexual encounters. My last boyfriend I had got tested for hiv and he was negative. However my current boyfriend has not had an hiv test and I don't know his current status. We have been in a... Read more »