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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The
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long term effects of hiv meds

have been on meds on and off for 12 years was diag. within 2 months of being infected, have been suffering from inflammtion thru out my body and positive for ana have been told by dr nothing to do with meds or hiv i am not sure i agree i have a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...common in general population so tough to pin down cause in many instances. You are in excellent hands with Dr Fineberg. I am not aware of any report linking a specific HIV regimen to ANA+ lupus type syndrome. I assume you have seen a... Read more »

pin prick with scapel

I am a Surg Tech student and during surgery I pin prick my finger with a scapel that was used on a HIV patient. What are the possibilities that I will contract the HIV? How long/often do I need to be tested to make sure I don't have the virus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...always amazed at how "in the dark" the general population is about HIV in general, and not only about PEP. Then again, our HIV awareness and education programs in the US are woefully inadequate and shockingly puritanical, which may account for... Read more »

Answer to WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! SYMPTOMS of HIV? YOU HAVE TO READ THIS, YOU WONT REGRET IT.

Tnank you, the author of WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! SYMPTOMS... !Your detailed story is giving some hope, really. Although I am not from the USA, currently I live in Holland, and originally I'm from Russia, I did found this web site to be very helpful...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...us living with the virus today, your comments painfully demonstrate the tragic failure of our current sex education and AIDS awareness/prevention programs! I'm delighted you dodged the HIV bullet and understand the potential catastrophic... Read more »

high blood pressure a PI based side effect?

Is high blood pressure a direct result of NNRTI or PI based HAART?My fiance, with undetectable HIV since 1983, on a recent new HAART switch regime: (Reyataz, Combivir, Norvir for two months) from Sustiva and Combivir, (two years) and PI based before...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...atazanavir-based regimens. High blood pressure is common in the general population and becomes more common with age so it is hard to pin an increased blood pressure on a particular medication. The current HIV regimen has not been identified as... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Solomon Islands' Media Should Increase HIV/AIDS Awareness, Combat Stigma, Official Says

... Media outlets in the Solomon Islands should undertake efforts to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and counteract the stigma associated with the disease, Joe Weber, Oxfam International representative for Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Hispanics/Latinos are most likely to be infected with HIV as a result of sexual contact with men. Hispanic/Latina women may be unaware of their male partner's risk factors or incorrectly assess them. In five different studies of US gay and... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...afraid to talk to a counselor, a psychologist or a psychiatrist for help. Depression is common -- and it's treatable . Be aware of the symptoms -- and the steps you can take to emerge into a happier frame of mind. TheBody.com features an... Read more »
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World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Lies and Pharmogenocide: Read more »

I think I'm positive

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...possible to be positive after 4 years of exposure,I have real HIV symptops for the last 3 months such as white coated tongue,pins and needles in my body,flu,rush,bone pain...I've been to 4 doctors in the past month ..they all took my blood and... Read more »

Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...waterbased lube. I think I had sex with a HIV+ woman, so I am naturally paranoid about pin-holes in the condom. Is anyone aware of other failure modes in condoms and how they might arise? Thanks Read more »

HIV Prevention

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...for 19 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination for nearly a decade. As well, creating awareness among the many issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. I believe there is a serious problem stemming from the lack... Read more »