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Hiv Direct And Indirect Impact

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...availability of rapid tests varies by city. Some testing locations in California charge for this type of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting . Window Period The "window period" is the time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to...
Ask the Experts

Clinical Cemistry Parameters and HIV/AIDS

What is the effect of HIV/AIDS on Clinical Chemistry Parameters such as ALT, AST, Creatinine, Urea, Potassium, Glucose and Total Protein?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...indirectly impact them if their is liver (ALT. AST), kidney (Cr, urea, potassium)) or metabolic (glucose) if a patient develops AIDS-related disease processes or side effects from treatment. The one exception is total protein levels which are... Read more »

Kind of Embarrasing

Im a 22 year old man. Im currently on Reyataz, Ritonavir and Combvir. Had used this cocktail for almost 3 months and my eyes are looking yellowish (comes and goes), guessing because of the Reyataz. I love this cocktail, except for that side effect....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...setting of use of atazanavir to be linked to evidence of serious liver damage. I might check liver enzyme levels (usually not impacted) as status for hepatitis A/B/C but usually not much more than that. I have had < 5% of patients switch off... Read more »

Can HIV Meds cause Anal trouble??

Dear Doc,I have been experiencing a problem for a while now regarding my anus.. I have read that being on Meds can cause Anus cancer and was wondering if this is so?? My anus has been very very itchy inside and i can feel small lumps im too...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any anal condition directly caused by HIV meds. Many medical conditions including a wide range of infections can cause anal itching. Hemorrhoids and other common medical Read more »

Twitching/MS connection..?

I suffer from HIV Mylopathy/polyneuropathy (spelling?). Recently while falling asleep for the night or for a nap I have started twitching...My body jumps like I'm being startled. When I lost my ability to walk w/o use of a walker the spinal tap show...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are numerous neurologic conditions seen in HIV infected persons which can impact the peripheral nerves. The cause can be related to HIV itself, an HIV-related infection such Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Profiles Playwrights Who Highlight Impact of HIV/AIDS on Women

... The Washington Post on Friday profiled two playwrights who highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the U.S. and abroad. Although "plays dealing with AIDS are practically a subgenre of American theater ... women have Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

Canada: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...acutely experienced by peopleliving with HIV of Aboriginal, African and Caribbean descent as a result of racism and the longterm impacts of colonization. According to PSHP, women are also particularly vulnerable tohousing instability. In the PSHP... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Businesses in Asia Should Take Action to Minimize Impact of HIV/AIDS, Survey Says

... Companies in Asia should take action while HIV/AIDS prevalence is below 1% or risk having the disease erode their businesses, according to a World Economic Forum survey released Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...estimated 36.1 million people worldwide -- 34.7 million adults and 1.4 million children younger than 15 years -- were living with HIV/AIDS. Through 2000, cumulative HIV/AIDS-associated deaths worldwide numbered approximately 21.8 million -- 17.5... Read more »
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Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
...Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being from Canada, Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection. I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...the U.S. The number of Americans infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 5-times greater than the number living with HIV/AIDS. Yet, to date, your administration has remained silent about this public health crisis and recently denied a... Read more »

hiv/aids and impact on family

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply, (almost finished), with a degree in clinical psychology. I have a project due in oe of my classes about the impact of HIV on the family. i would be interested in interviewing people on this subject. i have my own story and how my... Read more »