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Hiv And Asthma Attacks

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HIV and Asthma

I am a 35 year old male with asthma and recently diagnosed with HIV. I haven't had an asthma attack since 15. Is HIV gonna make my asthma resurfaced? If the answer is yes, when will it happen? How do your patients with HIV cope with asthma?...
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 do have patients with HIV and asthma. I can't really say that HIV in and of itself exacerbates asthma. Management of asthma in people with HIV infection is the same as for those without infection. Most asthma meds (particularly inhalers)... Read more »


I have recently been diagnosed positive and have taken norvir, ritonavir and truvada. which... Read more »

HIV- ARS since SHINGLES attack 4 years ago

Could you please tell me what the definition of AIDS is?I have had ARS since my SHINGLES attack 4... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Linked to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

The risk of heart attack goes up almost 50 percent for HIV-infected people, even when other risk factors are considered, according to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researcher Dr. Matthew Freiberg. The increased risk probably results... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Religious Leaders Back Ndungane Attack on South Africa over HIV/AIDS Drug

Religious leaders have backed the archbishop of Cape Town's attack on the government for not providing antiretroviral drugs to pregnant women and rape victims. Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, speaking at the opening of a new HIV research... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug for Treating HIV May Raise Heart Attack Risk, Manufacturer Warns

On Monday, GlaxoSmithKline and Health Canada warned that the HIV drug abacavir and products that contain abacavir have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack. The concerns were raised by a recent Lancet study, GSK said. Patients on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Views on AIDS: More Funding Will Be Needed For New Attack on HIV; the Epidemic Hits Hard in the South

Several news outlets mark the end of the International AIDS Conference with commentaries. The Long, Uphill Battle Against AIDS The international AIDS conference in Washington has already made two points clear. There is no prospect that scientists... Read more »
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panic attacks anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

Have been living with this virus for15 years and am still on no anti-virals - Ts at 250,
Viral Load at 8000. Am, however, fighting chronic health problems (throat, tonsils) of
late and docs are... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm starting to post more here, and hope I'm not bothering anyone by it. I'm just looking to get further educated.

Anyways, my 33 year old boyfriend is pos and I who am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another... Read more »

Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
Hello everyone,

I just recently took a 15 day waiting test for HIV--the miami health department made it a nightmare to take the get your results in an hour test. I am unsure of my status but the anxiety is killing me--to top it off i am taking the... Read more »

my friend had a heart attack

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
i am in the precarious position of a good friend to two guys who are hiv+ and extremely secretive about their status. one friend just had a heart attack. his partner (my very close friend) has been visiting him in the hospital and i suspect that... Read more »