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Hiv Associated With Stomach Failure

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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...triglyceride, cholesterol and glucose levels stay close to normal, unlike with other protease inhibitors. This could be an advantage for people who want to reduce their long-term risk of heart disease. It is not clear if atazanavir is associated with lower rates of body shape changes (lipodystrophy). How Does It React With Other Drugs? Atazanavir can interact with other drugs or supplements that you are taking. These interactions can...
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Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners. However during recent insertive anal sex with a casual male partner (of unknown HIV status), the condom split. I withdrew less than a minute later without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Concerned,"Symptoms" that begin 30 hours after a potential HIV exposure would not be caused by HIV seroconversions. The symptoms associated with ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) become manifest two to three weeks after HIV primary infection.As I... Read more »

Darunavir Cross Resistance

35yo male, healthy, HIV positive (VL stable over the last years @ 25k, CD4 has always been between 720 and 780). My long-term partner is negative, and I finally decided to start treatment to decrease transmission risk. Phenotype and genotype test...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...option. Among the boosted PIs, this latter combination has a mild benefit in lipid elevations, though all of the boosted PIs are associated with some lipid elevations.All of the current PIs have considerable cross resistance. I would not... Read more »

Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here who are trying to find information on HIV. I was diagnosed as positive a year and a half ago and you've been there since week one. So thanks,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Concerned,"Symptoms" that begin 30 hours after a potential HIV exposure would not be caused by HIV seroconversions. The symptoms associated with ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) become manifest two to three weeks after HIV primary infection.As I... 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
...people have traded these concerns for worries about body shape changes, elevated blood lipids, and other metabolic complications associated with antiretroviral therapy. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy diet can help address these problems. As... Read more »
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Viread

...addition, both Reyataz and Kaletra increase Viread concentrations. Higher Viread concentrations could increase the risk of Viread-associated adverse events, including kidney disorders. Patients receiving Reyataz and Viread should be monitored for... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food is broken down,... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Both PIsand NRTIs have been linked with insulin resistance and diabetes Lactic acidosis: Some of the NRTIs are associated with lacticacidosis, especially Zerit and Videx (didanosine, ddI). Not everyone taking HIV drugs develops... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. Some of the other possible complications of diabetes are: Blindness Kidney failure Blood vessel disease that requires an amputation Nerve damage (neuropathy) How Are Diabetes and... Read more »
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I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...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 occurrence of HIV... Read more »

Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else had similiar experience? Cheers, ScotCharles Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...help would be very much appreciated. I live in quite a remote part of Scotland in the UK, and there is nothing in the way of HIV support networks for many miles, hence the reason I came to post on The Body. I would be very grateful if anyone... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to no sustained increases in CD4 counts, no reduction in AIDS-defining illness and no decrease in mortality rates, its use is associated with a list of serious adverse events including cardiovascular disease, lipodystrophy, lactacidosis, liver... Read more »