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Death Due To Complications Of Long-term Hiv Infection

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how long do i have

dr bob. in one of your blogs a person asked you if it was cool to have hiv. you said we have 10 years on average to live after diagnosis. this really scares me. so many other hiv doctors say we can live a normal life span. have you given up hope ....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...strategy.We know that what we are currently doing is not working. How do we know that? Simply by looking at the rate of new HIV infections that are occurring across the globe each year. Even in the U.S. the number of new HIV infections has not... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively... Read more »

HIV is not so bad anymore (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2010)

I understand you must keep the prevention message high but do you think that the Fear HIV method is... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...syndrome is a vicious cycle that is hard to break. Lipid accumulation in the liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle and visceral sites due to abnormal peripheral storage contributes to insulin resistance, thereby further exacerbating problems with... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Survival of Children With HIV in the United States Has Improved Dramatically Since 1990s, New Analysis Shows

...infections has changed, from infections traditionally associated with AIDS to infections that are more common in children without HIV infection. "The findings are very encouraging, but they still show a need for improvement," said Alan... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...or banding is another preventive option, particularly for persons who cannot tolerate beta blockers. Hepatic encephalopathy, due to the accumulation of unmetabolized ammonia and other false neurotransmitters absorbed from the gut in the setting... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treating Morphologic and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

...some of the lipid increases after initiation of ART appear to be a return to baseline levels that were previously depressed due to HIV infection. 55 It is clear that lipid levels in patients on ART frequently go beyond baseline levels, and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so my... Read more »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies The Body, which emphasizes the importance of neurological monitoring for people with HIV. It also points up the fact that long term HIV infection remains a disabling condition. For me it confirms what my neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...proper laboratory testing. Patients with the syndrome may have fever, fatigue, rash, pharyngitis or other symptoms. Primary HIV infection should be considered in any patient with possible HIV exposure who presents with fever of unknown cause. The... Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight. COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After Controlling for CD4 After controlling for CD4+ cell count, the... Read more »