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Bone Health and HIV Disease

Introduction What Is Bone? Who Is at Risk? What Is Osteopenia? What Is Osteoporosis? What Is Osteonecrosis? How Is Bone Loss Diagnosed? Preventing Bone Loss Treating Bone Loss Concerns for People Over 50 Access to Medicines Research on Bone Loss The Bottom Line Introduction As people living with HIV take HIV drugs over time, a growing list of conditions has become a concern for those who try to manage their overall...
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High Blood Pressure caused by HIV or AZT

I'm female, 44, diagnosed in '87, started AZT in '92, added Epivir in '96, diagnosed with high blood pressure in '99, no other significant illnesses. Last counts: T-cells 804, 3000 viral load, 33 CD4 & 8's. Blood...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your high blood pressure is is likely related to be related to factors other than HIV or your antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

hair loss, swollen glands - hiv positive?

Hi Dr. Bob,I would like to ask - why do you post so many questions from idiots who ask stupid things like, I had protected sex with no condom breakage and I kissed someone - do I have hiv? Or I got a massage in Asia, do I have HIV? These questions...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Natalie,Sorry you are not pleased by some of the questions posted here, but I can assure you everyone who writes in is indeed very worried about his or her personal situation. Just like you!Now let's look at your question: possible... Read more »

Pregnant, anxiety, Im very scared!! HIV???

I am 22 weeks pregnant, I have been with my fiancee for 8 years and we were having problems and broke up. I then started dating someone else and was with him orally and then found out he was a male dancer that travels and Im sure he was with many...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV should not be one of your main concerns because the evidence you present (an HIV antibody test at 156 days is sufficient--see my response to "Definite Exposure" http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Testing/Q11060.qna)... Read more »

hair loss

Hi,I am a woman. Have been on triple therapy for over 6 years and it's working well. I take Crixivan/Norvir, epivir and Videx. I am losing hair on the top of my head and my eyebrows. I want to know if I can use Rogaine for the head hair loss....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Rogaine may be helpful and topically is fairly safe. Your indinavir and/or 3TC may be contributing to the hair changes so you might discuss with your HIV specialist the possibility of changing your meds around versus adding yet another medication.... Read more »
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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

SKin Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if Vitiligp is related to HIV infection? I have white spots all over my back Read more »