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Dysphagia In Hiv

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Dysphagia in relation to HIV

I was diagnosed with HIV 7 months ago and at that time my CD4=68 and VL=129K. I started ARV immediately and my current CD4=164 and VL=undetectable. About 6 months before Dx, I was showing signs of thrombocytopenia, so my hematologist put me on...
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
Sounds like you have the right specialists addressing this problem. Usually there is an obvious cause for this kind of problem. I assume you have also had a CT scan or some other kind of imaging study of the neck and chest to rule out extrinsic... Read more »

DYSPHAGIA and Creatine

Dr. Bob,This is a short question, maybe it will get answered. I know i've written many times... Read more »

What HIV meds can be crushed?

If you are unable to swallow whole pills which HIV meds can be crushed and taken in powder form?... Read more »
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U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary symptoms are ubiquitous in HIV disease. It is estimated that up to 93% of patients will have significant GI symptoms at some point during the course of their HIV illness. 1 Further, as HIV... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Overview The advent of highly active antiretroviral treatment has not diminished the need for palliative care for people living with HIV/AIDS. In fact, because of new treatments, fewer patients are dying from HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and the total... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Constitutional symptoms, reported by more than 50% of people with advanced HIV disease, often significantly compromise both physical functioning and quality of life. 1-3 The most common constitutional symptoms include weight loss,... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Patients receiving palliative care for HIV disease have the potential for numerous drug interactions, given the complex drug regimens used to treat both early as well as advancing HIV disease. It is estimated that at any point, up to... Read more »
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Posted by lost, 3 Replies
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i also have sollen tonsil for 3 months now,... Read more »

Moving on? How?

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As you may or may not remember, my 6 month ELISA was negative. I need to move on with my life. I am still suffering alot with oral, GI, and neurological problems that came upon me after a low-risk encounter with a person of unknown status. These... Read more »

Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Who ever said living was easy wasnt very realistic. And Im not trying to sound bitter. Living is simply THE EXPERIENCE and those who still have the chance must seek for meaning rather than just keep complaining all the time.
Ive been reading some of... Read more »