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Complications Of Hiv

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ICAAC 2007: Key HIV Research on HIV/HAART Complications and HIV Drug Resistance

This is part three of a three-part article. For part one, First-Line Therapy, click here . For part two, Antiretrovirals in Development, click here . Listening and Viewing Options Full Interview and Slides Podcast of Interview ... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Series: Early Intervention for Metabolic Complications of HIV

Today HIV management in the developed world is not just about clobbering the virus. It's about whole health and improved quality of life. Simpler medication regimens and symptom management are not the only priorities. HIV treatment now includes... Read more »

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

Introduction Cardiovascular Complications CVD Risk Assessment Managing CVD Risk ART Choices and Lipid Changes Treatment Switching Summary References Introduction Metabolic and morphological changes, collectively referred to as... Read more »
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Complications of HIV

My sister in her 40's is HIV+ . She has lessions that develop inside out, ie the lessions do not break the skin but leave scars on healing. What is this?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. HIV+ persons can suffer from a wide variety of skin disorders which can be very aggravating. Your description doesn't clearly indicate to me what is going on. I often refer patients to a dermatologist to assist in pinpointing the... Read more »

Complications of HIV

I am an Infection Control nurse working at a VA with a small caseload of HIV patients. One of my patients came to me about a condition he has developed over a period of time in which when exposed to cold temperatures he develops hives that last...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There is an HIV-associated condition called mixed cryoglobulinemia. This may present with cold induced hives and vasculitis. There is also a strong association of cryoglobulinemia with Hepatitis C infection as well. Based on the history that you... Read more »

HGH and Liver complications with HIV med

I have been considering taking an HGH perscription to help increase energy levels and manage muscle loss. I was curious what risks to the liver are involved while taking 800MG Viramune and 150/300 MG x 2 combivir daily. I am a healthy 40 year old...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of human growth hormone in HIV+ patients has shown some benefit in AIDS wasting and increased visceral adiposity. It is very expensive and is associated with some side effects like bone/joint pain and insulin resistance. It is not indicated... Read more »

Guillain-Barre complicating HIV

first I would like to thank you for answering my last question ....nothing will change my status but I want to understand what happen to me....I will be blunt and to the july of o4 I was date raped...I was drunk as a shunk so I did not...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation. Miller-Fisher syndrome is a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome. This is a known rare complication of primary HIV infection. The theory behind the association is that the... Read more »
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Oral Complications. Please Help

Posted by xrayvison, 2 Replies
Basically what I want to know is if oral complications are symptoms of acute HIV or more symptoms of later stages. I have been having complications in my mouth and I am a bit scared. Noticing bumps, and etc which could possible be normal anyways. My... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though

the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of his... Read more »

More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
If you guys can please help asses my situation, it would be much appreciated.

I only took 2 tests both were done the same day. 13 days post exposer I took a Rapid Antibody test, as well as a NAAT or DNA test.

The Rapid came back negative, which I... Read more »

Lymph Node Removal Complications

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 4 Replies
I had a lymph node removed from my groin on May 6th, initially, I had no complications. The incision site looks great, no redness, no signs of infection. There is mild swelling directly under the incision, to be expected. My concern, is I have... Read more »