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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) Overall Health How your...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...federal Center for Mental Health Services, and teaches and has published on the neuropsychiatry and psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is currently serving on the Residency... Read more »

HIV AIDS RELATED

My CD4 count is 45 and I am HIV infected.So how chances are there of leaving to normal life.Also is there any way to increase CD4 count
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
...If your absolute CD4 count is 45 you are at serious risk for developing serious infections associated with AIDS. You need HIV treatment immediately. If you start HIV treatment and get that CD4 count up above 200, then your risk of these... Read more »

Hiv related symptoms?

Dr. Frascino:Let me start off by thanking you for your outstanding work. Many people are capable of giving advice but not many people can pull it off in such a witty, professional, and entertaining way. My question does not pertain to fatigue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Swift Vote Veteran for Kerry,Thanks for your thanks!Flat feet are generally a genetic problem and not really related to HIV or exercise. "Spidery looking veins" are likewise not related to HIV disease. If you are bothered by their cosmetic... Read more »

HIV developed thru an unnatural sexual lifestyle of two males

Have there been any cases of two virgin males who have never used/abused drugs and who practice a homosexual lifestyle who have developed HIV or AIDS? I've beem told that it's the unnatural sexual life style of two males that causes this virus to...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...scientifically in the 18th century. There is no such thing as spontaneous infection. It has to be caused by microbes not by lifestyle or human action. I think that that opinion is not just a minority one but is very far off the truth. Keep an... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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I have an "AIDS" vs HIV question??

Posted by SaniHalo, 1 Reply
...with all the advancements ....how is it that some people are still getting "AIDS vs. maintaining HIV status... and how are people that "are" receiving adequate health care still managing to die 4m "AIDS RELATED Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat, diarrhea, abnormal abdominal problems, night... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »