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Can You Die From Bone Problems

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Bone Health and HIV Disease

Introduction What Is Bone? Who Is at Risk? What Is Osteopenia? What Is Osteoporosis? What Is Osteonecrosis? How Is Bone Loss Diagnosed? Preventing Bone Loss Treating Bone Loss Concerns for People Over 50 Access to Medicines Research on Bone Loss The Bottom Line Introduction As people living with HIV take HIV drugs over time, a growing list of conditions has become a concern for those who try to manage their overall...
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Could I have lymphoma? I feel like I'm dying.

Hello Dr. Dezube,I am a female who has been HIV+ for 18 years. Appx. 11 months ago I began exhibiting a strange set of symptoms that come and go in cycles:Severe itchy rash (some were small raised nodules and others like a hive)from the top of my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Given the size of the lymph node in your armpit and the fact that you have systemic symptoms (bad night sweats,anemia,and rash), it is very reasonable to have one of the lymph nodes biopsied. I don't see any other way of getting at a... Read more »

Would every HIVer die without meds?

Dear Dr. McGowan,I have assumed that everyone with HIV would die at some point, if meds weren't started. It made me wonder about something. Does everyone eventually die without meds? Are there some who never progress to AIDS? If so, do you...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your very thoughtful questions.Let me try to answer.We used to think that HIV would lie dormant for years and then pop up and cause disease and death. In the mid-90s we started to measure the level of HIV in the blood and found that in... Read more »

I value your opinion! (WHY ARE PEOPLE WITH AIDS STILL DYING?)

Hello Doctor BobI no this is a safe sex forum but had a questions I would like to ask you, as I value your opinion so much. Why do you still hear of people dying of AIDS with the medications that are available now? (when you have access to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Annie,I'm perhaps the most optimistic person on the planet, but I'm also a realist. The reality of HIV/AIDS is that it remains an incurable progressive terminal illness. Even with treatment AIDS patients continue to succumb. The... Read more »

Is it possible to die of an undiagnosed infection?

According to the Armed forces of Pathology it is.Lo SC; Dawson MS; Newton PB 3rd; Sonoda MA; Shih JW; Engler WF; Wang RY; Wear DJ. Association of the virus-like infectious agent originally reported in patients with AIDS with acute fatal disease in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Of course it is. Medical science isn't perfect, nor do we know everything.That said, it's very important to appreciate that case reports in the literature often represent very rare events. A 1989 publication doesn't comprise cutting... Read more »
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Update:I am going to die:Please help I want suicid

Posted by soworried27, 5 Replies
I am so scared I can no longer function. I am in day 11 and I am certaing that I am infected. Starting about Wednesday last wee, so about day 3 or 4 I started with bowel changes and congestion. My temp started to go between 97.9 to 99.5, but I... Read more »

Tired of condemnation of those dying or have died

Posted by Anonymous
It has taken me five years to finally stand up to anyone who
has said or says "I should be quiet, don't cause a scene, etc."

Well, I'm no longer able to be quiet, sorry if it embarrasses my family and friends, my church, my pastor, my religion,... Read more »

My brother died from aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My brother died from aids in 1993 so I want to help anyone I can. If you have hiv or aids or if your loved one does I want to talk to you. My web sites are:
WWW.LETSTALKABOUTAIDS.HOMESTEAD.COM/TALK.HTML
WWW.GEOCITIES.COM/NANNY_ANN_2000/INDEX.HTML
Hope... Read more »

The experience of a partner dying...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
5 years ago, my partner of 9 years died of AIDS. The experience
of taking care of him through his illness changed my life. I
decided to help other gay men pass through the process of dying
from AIDS. I knew that I could help, and be there for them
wi... Read more »