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Degenerative Diseases Caused By Hiv Meds

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Myelopathy in HIV

The last answer I read on this subject was from August of 2005. I too have an undetectable VL and a cd4 count over 500. I have been tested for any other cause of my myelopathy and there are no other causes. I also had several LP's including...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...workupcondition adequate diagnostic step (commentary)Mechanic compresssion of themyelon (cervical myelopathy,disk herniation)degenerative changes of the cervical spineMRI shows reduced CSF spaces around the spinal cordwith hyperintense lesions of... Read more »

Joint pain

I have been + since 1994, my tcells are 587 and undetectable. I have been on meds since 97. I have... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to... Read more »
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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the wrist, spine, and hip. Osteopenia Like osteoporosis, osteopenia is caused by a loss of bone minerals that leads to lower-than-normal bone density. It is a less serious condition; however,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...ketones, blood, nitrites, and red and white blood cells. Small amounts of protein in the urine show up before kidney disease has caused a loss of kidney function. Nearly one-third of all HIV-positive people have high levels of protein in their... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

...risk. Stopping ART and letting the viral load (see Fact Sheet 125 ) rise increases CVD risk. What Causes CVD? Angina is caused by a blockage that creates a shortage of blood to the heart. Heart attacks and strokes are caused when a... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer... Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right side of my neck to hurt, but the elbow problems are new. I have had joint pain in... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...of these diseases? Have your doctors attributed the onset of the disease to HIV or the meds? Have your meds been adjusted because of these diseases? Just Curious, ScotCharles Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...in 1984. And, I am still here!! I have been on EVERY antiviral drug approved by the FDA. Recently, I had to change my meds because Atripla (ONE a day) wasn't working any longer. So, guess what - now I have FOUR different meds I have to... Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »