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Evaluation Criteria For Effective Pain Management In People With Hiv

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome ...
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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
...thinking, and changes in mood.Most of the time, however, the infection of the CNS goes unnoticed. Whether or not a particular individual develops symptoms of CNS disturbance depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to: the... Read more »

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and painful....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be under the care of an HIV specialist physician. He or she would be the best person to consult regarding your symptoms. For pain management, you should be seen by an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist, particularly in light of your past history of... Read more »

Severe PN - Pain management

Thank you very much for your reply, and I will see to it that we see a neurologist. My other question is (she does cry at night because of the pains, thats after taking the arv's) how do we manage the pain Doctor. Desperate son.Severe PNMay 30, 2007...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...neuropathy, or topical drugs like lidocaine or capzaicin. Your HIV specialist, neurologist, or pain specialist is often the best person to work with a patient to find an approach that provides pain relief. KH Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not apparent without specialized testing, to so severe that it prevents independent living.Before the advent of effective ART, individuals with advanced immunosuppression and low CD4 counts were susceptible to a host of opportunistic infections... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

Management of Pain in End-Stage HIV Disease

...pharmacological management of one or more of these pain syndromes (see the PULL OUT AND SAVE feature in this issue, "A Guide to Pain Management in HIV-Infected Patients"). Medication is mandatory in AIDS patients with pain, but drugs are not the... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...safe and effective for those purposes. Regular medicine does not have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

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...testing is considered as a standard of health care in relationship to other familiar chronic conditions; 3) increase the number of individuals- who dont think they are at risk- who get tested and know their status; 4) de-stigmatize HIV in the... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...adults, or within 2 years in children born with HIV infection. This period of "asymptomatic" infection varies greatly in each individual. Some people may begin to have symptoms within a few months, while others may be symptom-free for more than... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

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...this notice? Thank you. Kind Regards Jackie Dear Friends, HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS' Please fill in the online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=316232097583 ... Read more »