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Hiv And Cardiovascular Disease In Women

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...women do not believe they are as at risk for heart attacks as men, but they are. Women make up nearly half of all heart attack deaths. Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in the US. Heart disease is a cardiovascular disease (CVD). This means that it affects your heart and blood vessels. There are several types of heart disease. The most common in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD occurs when plaque builds...
Ask the Experts

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cases 100 person-years), and among the HIV positive women, smoking doubled the risk compared with nonsmokers. Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and smoking is among the major risk factors. It... Read more »

Can EDTA or (chelation therapy), help advanced HIV patients with cardiovascular disease?

I would consider myself an experienced patient diagnosed 10 years ago, and probably living with this disease for 15 years. I have exhausted almost every treatment option, and have about two severe drug reactions, and about 70% resistense to earlier...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen any published safety/outcomes data on use of EDTA therapy in the setting of HIV infection and significant cardiovascular disease with narrowing of the coronary arteries. Most patients I have treated with Isentress + Intelence... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...better understood, clinical management can be individually tailored to avoid long-term complications such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.The Menstrual CycleThere is a wide range of "normal" with regard to menstruation. A normal... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune function, maximize the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy, reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and contribute to a better overall quality of life. In the early years of the AIDS epidemic,... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Infected Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women Have High Prevalence of Osteopenia/Osteoporosis and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

...women to come in to complete a detailed history questionnaire; go through their menopausal symtoms and their risk factors for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis; and make sure they get mammograms or Pap smears, as well as their DEXA [dual... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Cardiovascular Disease in People With HIV

... Introduction What's the Problem? Common Cardiovascular Conditions Why Does It Happen? Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Cardiovascular Risk-Reduction Measures What Does It All Mean? Blood Lipids Selected Sources ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

... HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Why Should People With HIV Care About CVD? What Causes CVD? How Do We Measure CVD Risk? How Can You Reduce the Risk Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...related to many conditions associated with aging. Some of the chronic conditions of aging facing HIV-positive people include: Cardiovascular disease: As people age, the risk of heart attack or stroke increases. HIV and HIV drugs may further... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
...apart from the prevalence of AIDS in poorer countries. Most people will be dying at older ages of noninfectious diseases like cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer. The paper by Dr. Colin Mathers and Dejan Loncar of the World Health... Read more »

The Cost of Living

Posted by Anonymous
...The $618,000 lifetime HIV medical bill is comparable to the estimated lifetime medical cost for U.S. women under age 65 with cardiovascular disease, who can also have long life expectancies with appropriate medical management, the study found. Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...much more difficult to adjust. The graying of the AIDS epidemic has increased interest in the connection between AIDS and cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis and depression. The number of people 50 and older living... Read more »