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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although there is no official definition of lipodystrophy in HIV, it isgenerally broken down into two...
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swollen lower legs ankles. I can sink my fingers into my legs.

i,m hiv viral load Undetectable cd4 480.My lower legs are always swollen and tight,ankles also swollen.If i press my fingers against my leg they sink right in and it hurts.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to have an evaluation for kidney, lover, heart, and nutrition related problems. Also sometimes pressure or swelling in the pelvic/abdomen can obstruct blood/lymph flow contributing to the pitting edema problem you describe. KH Read more »

HCV by Blood

Hi Doc,I have on quick question please answer. I was with a friend who scratched himself so hard on the leg that he started to bleed. He cleaned up the blood with a napkin and I think the blood touched his hand. Ten minutes later he was holding me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your worries about HIV and HCV are completely unwarranted. If these viruses were spread that easily, they would have wiped out the entire planet long Read more »

Broken Leg and a Broken Condom

Dr. Frascino,I just wanted to thank you for all your advise and professionalism in this forum. Before finding this I had been worrying myself sick. I broke my leg a month ago, but that is not all I broke. I went to get a massage and ended up having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...found the information here enlightening and reassuring. I agree the odds are very much on your side for not having contracted HIV from this indiscretion. You are also correct that I am going to advise you to level with your wife. Strong... Read more »

Broken skin on hands

What are the chances of contracting HIV through broken skin while shaking hands with a HIV positive person? No blood was seen but suspect dry blood to be present?Since then I have had diarhea, headache and sore groin but possibly due to serious...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV infection by shaking hands.Your symptoms are due to anxiety or something else, but not HIV. Read more »
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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

... What Is Dapsone? Why Do People With HIV Take Dapsone? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Dapsone Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Dapsone React With Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
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No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

I have HIV from Hand job or sex?

Posted by goloka, 3 Replies
...it or if I am having sex, so I am concern that the massage parlor girl may of have had cuts and it may of have went into my broken skin perhaps ? I still feel sick and its been 5 weeks since exposure, I have small red bumps, every where, sharp... Read more »

unraveling at the seams, alone and broken

Posted by daisey6205, 9 Replies
...rains it pours.... well my life has been a monsoon for just at a year now. a year ago today, this very day, i was diagnosed hiv pos. my husband apologized for his mistake, i accepted, and tried to move forward. yesterday, my husband left me. my... Read more »

Grinding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...making out, she rubbed her bare vagina against my leg for several minutes before we stopped. Afterwards, it was noticably wet. No broken skin (e.g cuts or scabs on leg or knee) and washed down ten minutes afterwards. Is this cause for concern? Read more »