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Deteriorating Lung Function And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely to smoke than healthy people. Smoking can interfere with normal lung function in healthy people. In people with HIV, smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV disease are now living longer. Smoking and related problems can interfere with long...
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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 quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seriously affect the lives of those who have it."Mr. Kadri and colleagues are directing a prospective study to evaluate declines in lung function among HIV-positive patients. The patients, mostly men in their 40s, half of whom were smokers, were... Read more »

Wild monkey sex, its not

Hi Dr Bob, I wish I had some crazy story to tell but I think mine is a pretty standard one but with a probable "extenuating" circumstance as you suggest. On Dec 23rd, I went to a strip club and a bad judgement later, i briefly put my finger in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,". . . Please tell me I don't need more tests." OK. Ready? You don't need more tests!!!! Wild monkey sex or not, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. Your symptoms are not HIV related.Be well. Stop... Read more »

Extremley worried

Hi Dr Henry, I wrote to you before christmas and you kindly answered my question then (regarding gallstones)I will try to make this post brief but i feel it will be long. I was diagnosed October 2007 cd4 860 vl 6900........a few months before...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV infection and many other factors can contribute to pulmonary hypertension. Increasingly, HIV+ persons are recommended to treat Read more »

loss of endurance

top atletic cndtion Aftr bcming sick & infected/hiv,2mon later in the gym my endurnce was exceptnal,1 year after meds easy winded ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'd suggest having your HIV specialist check this out for you. He'll need to evaluate your lung function and heart function and rule out anemia and other potential underlying conditions.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
American Thoracic Society

New Therapies Mean HIV Patients Gain Longer Lives, Face New Challenges

...affect the lives of those who have it." Mr. Kadri and colleagues are directing a prospective study to evaluate declines in lung function among HIV-positive patients. The patients, mostly men in their 40s, half of whom were smokers, were assessed... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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exercise

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
is it possible for doing too much exercise to advance the virus? exercise is a good thing in general, but is there too much? Read more »

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 »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Transition from HIV to Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can anyone explain to me, in the simplest form, knowing that HIV deteriorates the immune system, killing the T-helpers making it possible for opportunistic infections to impair someones health. Read more »