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Does The Ultrasound Help With AIDS

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Results of abdomen ultrasound question.

I have Hep C and have been HIV positive for 22 years. My ultrasound shows a "mildly coarsened echotexture"of the liver with no hepatic lesions. In 2007 I had a normal echotexture. Should I start treatment for my hep c. My HIV doctor has...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
All excellent questions....A few comments....1. There is absolutely no correlation between the level of virus in your blood and disease in your liver. 2. A coarsened look on the ultrasound could mean fibrosis (scarring). I would advise a... Read more »

Ultrasound assisted liposuction

Hi, I'm a 29 y.o. HIV positive, but otherwise healty, man with VL below 20 copies since... Read more »

Hepatitis B Liver ultrasound

Dear Dr McGovern, I'm 41 years old male, tested hepatitis B positive 10 years ago (chronic).... Read more »
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HIV from dirty ultrasound wand?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
okay for some who dont know there are two types of ultrasounds...one that goes on the stomach, and the other one where they put a wand up your vagina to check out your ovaries. Well recently i just got both of those ultrasound tests done...and I am... Read more »

Volunteer help needed for women living with HIV/AIDS start-up

Posted by blueagave10, 1 Reply
PowerSourceTucson is an empowerment program for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tucson, AZ. I am 64 yo woman diagnosed with HIV at age 58. No services targeted to women other than support group at local clinic and annual makeover day.

Do you have... Read more »

My Cousin and her baby have AIDS HELP!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, i am new here and i am writting because i have a HUGE problem, we just recently found out that my cousin was tested HIV positive but within the last 2 months she moved from HIV to having AIDS and she is extremelly sick. The Problem is that she... Read more »

HIV to AIDS Presentation=Help please...

Posted by Anonymous
How does HIV in a previously asyptomatic perosn present itself when it starts to become AIDS? What symptoms and physical changes occur? I know that thrush is a big one, but what else?

Please help...this is for a very dear friend who had a bruise... Read more »