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Hiv And Copd

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Copd and hiv infection

I have a friend who has moderate copd. He has recently tested positive for HIV. He feels that he is going to die anyway so he is not opting for treatment. He has refused to see a Dr. about it. I have gone through the forum questions and I see...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
This is a good link that refers to your question:http://www.pulmonaryreviews.com/dec04/pr_dec04_HIVpositivity.htmlNelson... Read more »

HIV+ with COPD

For an HIV+ person that has been diagnosed with COPD, and haven't been put on any HIV meds as... Read more »

HIV + COPD SINCE 2005.Interactions.

Dear experts,Kivexa + Stocrin once daily.No side effects.Spiriva once daily + Ventoline... Read more »
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HIV Raises Risk of Lung Cancer 70 Percent in Large U.S. Veterans Group

Having HIV infection raised the risk of lung cancer 70% in a study of more than 110,000 U.S. veterans, even after researchers accounted for the impact of smoking. 1 By itself, smoking boosted lung cancer risk more than 6 times. This large study... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Why Patient-Clinician Communication About Palliative Care Is Important in HIV Disease Patients with chronic and terminal diseases like AIDS, cancer, and end-stage lung and heart disease frequently do not talk with their clinicians about the kind of... Read more »
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Novel H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Concerns for People Living With HIV

A total of 8,843 hospitalized cases of swine flu have been confirmed in all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico. 556 deaths have occurred. National statistics are updated weekly by the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC has described the... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

If you have HIV or AIDS and smoke cigarettes, you put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as... Read more »
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Scare of my life!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When they say every breath you take is important are so right because while at a local wal-mart my breathing was so depleted, 911 had to be called but my pulse ox and blood pressure was good!
I fell on the floor and the paramedics gave me albuterol... Read more »

Just out of hospital and still Ill!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was admitted to hospital on 12-21 and they administered antibiotics while in hospital. They gave me Levaquin IV and breathing treatments due to severe shortness of breath.
I was discharged the next day on 12-22.
On 12-23, I had a severe breathing... Read more »

Choices

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
As many of you know I have the initial stages of HIV Associated Dementia. My partner of 30 years has COPD and congestive heart disease.

Our financial planner has suggested that we should consider our options for care as we become less able to take... Read more »

Life Wonderful Game

Posted by Cruhaven
Life has a funny way to mess things up. Little things that compound over time build up to pressure that is so hard to release. I was first diagnosed with HIV in December, then 2 weeks later, diagnosis of AIDS. CD4 was 36. Pretty damn low. I... Read more »