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Does Having Heart Disease Mean I Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many people think of heart disease as a problem for men, yet heart diseaseis the leading cause of death for women in the US. In fact, five times as manyAmerican women die from heart attacks each year as die from breast cancer. ...
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it broke my heart when i heard what it means to be a hiv/aids victem

it was on today's news that the government of my country is going to start treating people with anti-aids medication. but they will start treating people with a "stage 3" level of aids. what does it mean to be a stage 3 sufferer?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I can't be certain, but one grading scale for severity of HIV disease is the Center for Disease Control's (USA)-- in this scheme, persons have category A, B or C, depending on their health.Category A are... Read more »

heart disease runs in my family

My ex was just diagnosed with HIV+ after being hospitalized for PCP. I am pretty sure that since we have been together for many years that I have HIV too. Heart disease runs in my family on my mothers side, so does this mean that if I have HIV that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are HIV+ you are at risk for AIDS related problems. If your HIV care is good and you live to middle old age then heart disease and cancer are the major health risks. There is controversy (not settled) about whether HIV or its treatment... Read more »

63 and worried about heart disease - why aren't my doctors?

I was diagnosed last year, a little after my 63rd birthday. The diagnosis really freaked me out because Im already dealing with heart disease -- hypertension, high cholesterol some signs of coronary artery disease. And Ive heard HIV meds are likely...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Knowing something is there helps doctors manage it better. Knowning about your HIV and heart disease means both things can be well managed . When there is a complicated enough medical history it is important that you doctors work together and... Read more »

Heart disease risk

There seems to be increasing evidence that HIV and HAART itself will increase the chances of heart disease.My questions are what can we do to side line this additional risk and how can we check up on it. i.e. what specific blood tests or tests...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You are doing all the right things. I am not sure I have anything more to offer. Some practitioners might screen people with a c-reactive protein level (CRP), but not sure it would mean anything in you as you are already on a statin and aspirin.... Read more »
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HIV+ and Heart Disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Looking to chat/email with Gay HIV+ Men, Long term non progressors, who have experienced heart attacks. I am 50, in great shape, health, work as Development Officer for an HIV/AIDS dedicated clinic, known in the community and the state (Rochester,... Read more »

i don't mean to sound like a dissident

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but my uncle had HIV and died of the drugs (enlarged his heart and liver and gave him stomach cancer) not AIDS

i have read a lot of stories about people who have lived long lives (while HIV+) while NOT on drugs

they seem to be more common than... Read more »

Liver cancer, heart disease, counts, resistance

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Generally, people develop resistance to Sustiva quickly since only one protein needs to mutate in the virus to render the drug ineffective. Monitor your counts closely and ask your doctor for a resistance panel if your counts change for the worse.... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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