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Explain How An Infection With Hiv Induced Aids

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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I am co infected with HIV & HCV... Please explain lab results

I am on combination therapy for hiv and have been udetectable for some time with cd4 at 1400 but recently infected with hpe c. Just had some lab results in and need them explained to me.Total lymphocytes H 4.503, absolute CD3 count H 3.557, Absolute...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The only important information is that your CD4 T cell counts are excellent and your HCV RNA level was so low that they could not figure out what type of infection you have. That is great news because hopefully you will clear the virus on your own... Read more »

Can an STI induce anemia or fatigue?

Dr. Bob,I'm writing this for a friend. He's been HIV+ for many years. He was doing quite well on triple combination therapy with Crix+D4t+3tc. His viral load was undetectable (down from 750,000) and his T helpers went from 200 to 650. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi BA,Thanks for writing. Could your friends STI be causing his fatigue? Well, indirectly, yes, it is possible. First let me give you my personal bias on "Strategic Treatment Interruptions." Just discontinuing therapy without supervision... Read more »

Explain HIV and AIDS

Can you please explain to me what the terms mean(like what they are and how they work):-HIV-AIDS...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV: human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus (more specifically, a retrovirus) that causes gradual destruction of the immune system, leaving a person prone to infections and cancers. The entire course of HIV infection is often referred to as... Read more »

How to manage HIV drug induced peripheral neuropathy

I have been taking HIV meds close to 18 months now. I was on Triomune. Recently I started having peripheral neuropathy and the doctor changed the meds to truvada and nevirapine, but the tingling sensation in the feet wont just go.he has put me on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment of peripheral neuropathy due to medications can be very frustrating--there often is no simple answer. Stopping offending medications (such as the stavudine in Triomune) is often critical. Recovery is variable and often very slow but... Read more »
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some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
Does this mean they cured HIV in these patents?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19031451
Immunotherapy of HIV-infected patients with Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor (GcMAF).

Yamamoto N, Ushijima N, Koga Y.

Division of Molecular... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients


By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »

how do I explain to my 9 yr. old she is HIV pos

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
my daughter is 9 I have not told her she is HIV pos. I have told her she has something with her blood & but I haven't approached HIV & what that all means. she takes her meds w/no questions but I know that time will be here that I will need... Read more »

HIV or Anxiety Induced symptoms

Posted by respectthepouch, 2 Replies
EXPOSURE:
I fingered a girl(vaginal and I am sure she is infected now) and when I took out my finger there was a creamy white liquid on my hand. It had a very foul odour like rotten eggs.
what could this liquid be? And how much of a risk does this... Read more »