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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...using Norvir experienced heavier periods. If you're taking HIV therapy, watch out for any changes in your bleeding, and be sure to tell your health care provider if you have heavier, prolonged, or more frequent periods. Bone Problems Being HIV positive and a woman puts you at higher risk for bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteopenia. These diseases cause weaker bones that can break more easily. Talk to your doctor about the...
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Viraday and bone density problems

Dear doctor,My husband is 35 yrs,HIV positive(detected in 2006), has been taking Viraday regularly since the last 3 years. The CD4 count is less than 50 and maintains an active and healthy lifestyle. However, he has regular bone related problems in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The tenofovir in Viraday may in some patients (small minority) develop bone problems though most patients do fine bone wise. Checking kidney function and a bone density test (if possible) is recommended Read more »

What cardiac problems/symptoms does HIV virus itself cause?

Can you please explain what complications you see from the virus itself, what symptoms to look out for and what diagnostic tests to take? I ask, because I have had repeated shortness of breath, numbness in face and sometimes fingers...my cholesterol...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
These complications are rare, and may be due to other conditions linked to HIV as much as anything else, such as endocarditis in intravenous drug users. Some oportunisitc infections (such as CMV or toxoplasmosis) may cause cardiac symptoms. Some... Read more »

What cardiac problems/symptoms does HIV virus itself cause?

I see from your bio that some of your specialties include cardiovascular complications of HIV.Can you please explain what complications you see from the virus itself, what symptoms to look out for and what diagnostic tests to take? I ask, because I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The most common complication of HIV infection is coronary artery disease (CAD). This is related to atherosclerosis, or cholesterol/lipid plaques that develop within the walls of the blood vessels. Populations of HIV-infected patients are more... Read more »

Treatment for bone problems

Im a 47-year old male who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988; currently Im on a new regimen and things are going pretty well, with viral load undetectable and t-cells at 220. However, about 18 months ago, all of a sudden I suffered multiple stress...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(check vitamin D levels) for optimal response to Fosamax. Often there is low testosterone levels that may contribute to the bone loss so replacement therapy may be helpful when that is a factor. Osteopenia/osteoporosis is common in HIV+ persons... Read more »
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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...or disseminated (spread through your whole body, sometimes called DMAC). MAC infection often occurs in the lungs, intestines, bone marrow, liver and spleen. The bacteria that cause MAC are very common. They are found in water, soil, dust and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...of people with HIV may have kidney disease. If kidney disease advances, it can cause heart disease (see Fact Sheet 652 ) and bone disease (see Fact Sheet 557 ). What Is Normal Kidney Function? The main job of the kidneys is to filter out... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage Some thyroid conditions Some drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV and related... 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 »

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 »

Problems With SIGNING ON

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
I am having a problem signing on to TheBody and opening the bulletin boards window. Its often slow or incomplete when it does come up. If others are having the same problem it really does help to report it to TheBody moderators. So please report... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of the long bones called avascular necrosis. Some researchers are positing that long term HIV infection and perhaps the meds... Read more »