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Hiv Associated Diseases

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HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

Summary Federal policies regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of AIDS have not kept pace with changes that have transformed the disease from a fatal illness to a chronic disease for patients with ongoing access to HIV care and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Metabolic Complications Associated With HIV Disease

Also see parts one , two and four . HIV treatment has shown remarkable results starting in 1995 by lowering the death rate, decreasing hospitalizations and lengthening people's lives. But around 1997, following the respite from the years of AIDS... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk Factors Associated With End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in HIV-Positive Patients in the U.S. Veterans Association (VA) Cohort

An analysis of the risks associated with end stage renal disease (ESRD), defined as need for dialysis or transplant, in HIV positive patients who receive care from the Veterans Association (VA) in the U.S. was published in the May 2012 edition of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

heart disease associated with PI therapy

Dr. Dave,What is not good news is that heart attacks have become to take more notice then longer an individual is on PI therapy according to a recent study. How is science working to change and fix this?Paige...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A recently reported study did indeed describe an increase in the rate of heart attacks in people taking combination HIV therapy. This is a serious finding although similar results have not been seen in other studies. And, it should be noted that... Read more »

Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »

HIV associated with anemia?

I think i may have an HIV infection, It wasnt too long ago that I was at my daughters school helping with crafts, when one of the parents cut himself, i took the exacto knife from him, and in the process cut myself too, now i just had a sore throat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The risk of HIV transmission from the incident you describe is so low as to be negligible. However, the only way to be certain would be to have an HIV test three months after the potential exposure. Regarding anemia, there are many, many... Read more »

Viral Load and HIV associated inflammation

If V-Load is <10 copies, is that a good indicator of low to almost none existent inflammation that may be associated with Pulmonary Hypertension? I searched The Body and found an article on PAH and it's possible associated with HIV and thus...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Inflammation /immune activation often remains higher in HIV+ persons than in HIV- persons even when on effective therapy and than may contribute to risk for a range of non-AIDS conditions (such as heart disease, cancer, and other possibly pulmonary... Read more »
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Croh's & HIV association???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had so many symptoms it scares me, I have just been diagnosed with Crohn's. My question is can HIV antibody testing be affected from already having Crohn's Disease?
I have a 95 day negative HIV test, but have read that HIV detection may be... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
Sorry friends for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing.

My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the... Read more »

Information and Advocacy Associate SF

Posted by Anonymous
Information and Advocacy Associate
Information and Advocacy Department

Project Inform is a San Francisco-based national HIV/AIDS organization that serves over 150,000 individuals each year with up-to-the-minute treatment information and advocacy.... Read more »

Hotline Associate SF

Posted by Anonymous
Hotline Associate;
Project Inform
San Francisco, CA

Project Inform is a San Francisco-based national HIV/AIDS organization that serves over 150,000 individuals each year with up-to-the-minute treatment information and advocacy. Project Inform has a... Read more »