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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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Cirrhosis and HIV (causes?)

Dr. Dieterich, I hope you can answer my question about possible causes of Cirrhosis of the Liver. I am poz, and also diabetic (32 years insulin dependent). I now have ascites, and a recent cat scan revealed Ihave stage II liver disease. My...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You could have NASH from the diabetes or you could have a reactivation of HBV which can be diagnosed by doing an HBV DNA by PCR. The NASH can be diagnosed with a biopsy if it is not too risky. You could also have other things like hemochromatosis,... Read more »

cirrhosis, hep c, and hiv

what is the severity of having HIV,HEP C, and CIRRHOSIS? Is there any way that I will be able to recieve help or even a liver transplant? PLEASE HELP ME....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should have both an expert HIV specialist and liver specialist. Whether you can be treated with interferon will depend on how severe your cirrhosis is. If you can still be treated you will need careful monitoring on therapy. If you liver disease... Read more »

HIV+HEPATITIS B AND CIRRHOSIS

HELLO MY SPOUSE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE ABOVE DISEASES HIV ABOUT 20 YRS AGO HE GOT DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATITIS B ABOUT A YEAR AGO THAT HEPATITIS B GIVES U CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER? HE HAD BIOPSY OF THE LIVER ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your husband is a candidate for HIV treatment even if he has not been treated in the past. Some HIV medications have dual action against HIV and HBV. Atripla is a good example. It contains two medications, emtricitabine and tenofovir - which have... Read more »

Follow up on Primary Biliaryy Cirrhosis and HIV

Dr. Holodniy - yes - I tested positive for the HIV test with the Western Blot - as my initial question stated. I was given the results on Feb 16th by my hepatologist - he then sent me to the lab to have my viral load/CD4 and phenotyping labs...
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
I thought I had answered this, but I see it again in the inbox. You may have more information now anyway. A second set of labs will help determine the HIV treatment question and answer. If your repeat labs show basically the same numbers (or perhaps... Read more »
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Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »