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Effects Of Stress On Hiv Management

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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Side Effects of Drugs vs Managing HIV Disease

How does a person weigh the risks of the drugs, side effects, unknown long term effects, and iatrogentrogenic disease with allowing, supporting and promoting the body's own ability to defend itself. In essense, is the cure worse than the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment is not worse then the problem. My patients at one point were dying one a week at the average age of 32 after developing 4-5 sequential AIDS defining infections that caused terrible misery and suffering. My patients used to tell me that... Read more »

Managing Hiv and side effects of treatment

For a CD of 234 to drop to 213, does that indicate that I'm in dire straits?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No. The risk for AIDS related events is clustered among those with CD4 counts < 150 though risk for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is increased with CD4 count < 200. The % CD4 count is often useful to interpret changes in the CD4 count which... Read more »

Any Effective Management for HIV-Drug Related Halitosis?

Answers on the forum pertaining to this issue were older than god, so I'm asking anew whether you or any of your colleagues can recommend or suggest ways to alleviate the halitosis that results from copious intake of anti-HIV meds. I've...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Halitosis is common in general population and perhaps even more common in some HIV+ populations-often difficult to treat. I am now aware of any connection with a particular HIV med-you dont mention which meds you are taking.see... Read more »

HIV+ and stressed out

How dangerous is stress when you are HIV positive? I have been going through so much lately, feeling very frustrated and like giving up on everything. I just had lab work done a few weeks ago and everything was good. Could I be causing strain on...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thank you for writing about this important topic. Stress is physically damaging even to very healthy people. The hormones and other physiological processes that result from stress negatively impact the immune system. It is therefore extremely... Read more »
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stress management

Posted by daisey6205, 4 Replies
Stress Management

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water? "


called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't... Read more »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do these things make you more suseptible to colds, flu, etc?

I haven't slept for a while now, (weeks) haven't eaten all that great, and Im usually so anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week headache....

D... Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

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Manager, Center for HIV Information

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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

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