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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Red bumps?

I have noticed that i have been getting tiny red bumps on my legs, they arent exactally painfull but they seem to be centered around a single hair. they appear spiratically around my thighs.. any idea to what it is?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Skin problems are common in the setting of HIV infection with or without treatment. One of the more common causes is eosinophilic folliculitis which often appear as itchy red bumps near hair follicles. Evaluation by a HIV specialist and or a... Read more »

Small bumps on body with Atripla

Hi Dr. Henry,I was diagnosed with HIV in May 2009 and started treatment in April 2010. Today I have a CD4 of 700 and an undetectable viral load. Despite tolerating Atripla very well since starting the regimen, I have noticed I have small pronounced...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Don't have an HIV-experienced dermatologist in NYC I can suggest-readers are welcome to post a recommendation. Common causes of skin problems in HIV+ persons doing well include ezcema, seborrhea, and folliculitis--proper diagnosis by even a... Read more »

SOME ANNOYING BUMPS

5 months ago I was diagnosed with HIV. I have yet to receive any medical attention, though I plan on seeing a doctor next month when my insurance kicks in. Lately I have been noticing some thick, fleshy lumps under my skin. Many of them! One below...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It's tough to say what those are without seeing/feeling them, and even then you may need a biopsy to confirm the initial suspicion. They sound relatively benign, and perhaps are lipomas or lymph nodes (although you mention some atypical... Read more »

Bumps in my throat.

To whom it may concern, I have a bump in my throat and it gets swollen and red. I can pop it with my finger. When I do, a mixture of mucus and blood pours out. It first occured after i had my surgery to have my tonsils removed. Can you tell me whats...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This Body forum is exclusively for discussion about the side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy).... Read more »
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Just a bump in the road

Posted by Ninjawife, 3 Replies
So I'd like to think I've been strong tdhrough the last year. I pulled my husband through when the doctors didn't think he would make it, I pushed away the worry when my doctor told me I had HIV too. I kept it together and things are getting better.... Read more »

Bumpity BUMP BUMP....CDC window

Posted by Virgo, 3 Replies
I wanted to bump this up so the WW's who are new around here can take a looksey!!


http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer%20Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdf

Page 11, point #4

IT STATES:

"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected... Read more »

WHEN A BUMP IS JUST A BUMP!!!!

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
just wanted to point that out. since my 12 weeks negs on elisa and pcr i have stopped focusing so much on every little change or affliction in or on my body. do i still have "symptoms" and doubts? yes, but i am not focusing on it as much. some of... Read more »

folliculitis and bump in throat??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is folliculitis common in early HIV (2-3 months after infection?) i have several infected follicles that itch and burn on my stomach.... I've had swollen nodes for awhile now (felt by a doctor) and a sore throat for over a month, now with a bump... Read more »