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Hiv Comorbidities

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HIV i-Base

Earlier and Greater Comorbidities Reported in HIV-Positive Cohort

A study from Amsterdam reported significantly higher rates of health complications in HIV positive people. Judith Schouten and colleagues from the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, reported on age-associated non-infectious co-morbidities in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comorbidities and Depression in Older Adults With HIV

The authors undertook the current study to investigate whether the high rates of depression seen in older HIV-positive adults are associated with the number and types of comorbidities. The researchers used a non-parametric test of association and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Outcomes Could Improve by Integrating Treatment of Comorbid Mental Illness

Although individuals with HIV are living longer due to antiretroviral drug therapy (ART), many of them also suffer from psychological disorders such as depression, neurocognitive disorders, and substance use disorders. An international team from the... Read more »
Ask the Experts


I was diagnosed sleep apnea in 2005 having been positive for 6 years and on ARV for 3 years then. I had tonsillectomy in May 2006. In the course of this time I have changed my drug regime twice. First was from Stocrin to Nevirapine because of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some HIV+ persons who are doing well can have persistent enlarged lymphoid tissue including in the oral cavity. Sleep apnea can be a challenging disorder for which CPAP can provide symptomatic improvement and for which surgery is not always the... Read more »

17 y.o. female with comorbid Chron's, malabsorption =viral resistance

Do you have any suggestions for treatment? Presently on 40 mg. D4T q 12;40 mg. 3TC q 12; 1250 mg. NFV q 12; Prednisone 60 mg; cipro & Flagyl. Pt is allergic to Sulfa, Augmentin, Septra etc. Pt is > 90% adherent, body is failing to absorb...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
We often worry about malabsorption in patients who have diarrhea, and especially those with small bowel disease. Obviously, you want to be really, really sure that adherence is not an issue, and in a 17 year old, I am a skeptic.You don't... Read more »


I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Well, glad you asked.This ongoing HIV-related inflammation is now being linked to or at least associated with a wide array of HIV comorbidities. (That's doctor-speak for nasty HIV compilations.) These complications are far from trivial. Ongoing... Read more »

I have had HIV since 1997

I am wondering what to expect with my health if I continue not to take a treatment plan to slow the progression of HIV. I have been positive since 1997 and have not thought about it much. I refuse to take meds, and am just planning to go when the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Life expectancy depends on CD4 cells, viral load, comorbidities and other factors. Without knowing these, it is impossible to pull my crystal ball to tell you when you will die. But one thing is for sure: you will die a lot sooner if you do not take... Read more »
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hiv by transfusion

Posted by living, 2 Replies
I am a 22 year survivor. I became postive after having a blood transfusion. There is a good quality of life after diagnosis if you take your meds on a schedule and don't skip any. I would like to chat with other women who are positive and if any are... Read more »

Vasculitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know about vasculitis and HIV? Read more »

Opporuntistic Infections? HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When do opportunistic infections begin to develpop in an individual? Is it possible to develop Oral Thrush a year after infection?

Could someone please exlain when opporutnistic infections begin and how long it takes after infection of hiv? please... Read more »