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Deteriorating Lung Function And Hiv

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kidney function deterioration

I was diagnosed positive in 1994 and am taking a twice a day regimen of Crixivan, Norvir, Zerit, and Epivir, which was specifically designed to reduce the occurrence of kidney stones, of which I have had one confirmed attack and one likely attack....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a condition called HIV nephropathy than means kidney disease due to HIV itself. It is felt that effective treatment of HIV is important to manage that. Since that is your condition and you are getting good treatment from the HIV perspective... Read more »

Language deterioration and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm positive 2.5 years (CD4=483, VL=12,500, age 42), just started Atripla (my first... Read more »

muscle deterioration

What would be the cause of muscle deterioration in the legs of an HIV positive person resulting in... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Suggests Immune Systems of Untreated HIV-Infected Individuals May Deteriorate Faster Than Previously Thought

The immune systems of untreated HIV-infected individuals appear to deteriorate faster than previously thought, according to preliminary results of a small clinical trial. This finding suggests that clinicians may need to monitor people with recent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Data on Cancer Rates Among HIV-Positive People "Underline" Need for Antiretrovirals That Restore Immune Function, Opinion Piece Says

New data on cancer rates among HIV-positive people "underline" the need for the development of antiretroviral drugs that "restore immune function more effectively" than currently available treatments, Mark Wainberg -- director of McGill University... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research Finds Health Delivery Services "Deteriorated" in African Countries Hard Hit By AIDS

IRIN examines new research from Princeton University's National Bureau of Economic Research, which finds that the "HIV/AIDS pandemic has dealt a body blow to the delivery of health care services in countries hard hit by the disease." The research... Read more »
Housing Works

The Situation Here Is Clearly Deteriorating

Housing Works President and CEO Charles King, and Housing Works Medical Director Vaty Poitevien, a Haitian native, have been in Haiti since Friday to assist PHAP+ , a Haitian coalition of PWA-led organizations, in providing desperately needed... Read more »
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I can't function(need expert help_

Posted by byond_the_world, 2 Replies
I had sex and i recently knew that person is HIV positive. we had Anal sex but with condums.. but i got blow job without condums and there was also a third person involved i had a test after exactly 8 weeks and it was negative.. but i still so... Read more »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes?
My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/... Read more »

Please help me. Can't even function...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had an encounter with an ex-boyfriend a couple days ago. My anxiety is getting the best of me.

This encounter was a one time thing. Bad part is we used no protection and he didn't "pull out".

He had just gotten out of a 1 1/2 year relationship... Read more »

Loss of cognitive function

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
Friends, I believe I am losing my ability to think.

As I have posted here, my liver is going haywire due in large part to the meds I take. Reyetaz is causing my bilirubin levels to rise, causing my eyes to take on a yellowish cast and my skin to... Read more »