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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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HIV Infection Process

Dr. Bob,Hello. I am not sure if this is the correct forum to present this question, but I've been browsing this section for a few weeks now and you seem to be really on top of things.My question/curiosity is regaring the HIV infection process....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The natural history of HIV infection is well documented. You are correct there is a spike in HIV viral load shortly after infection, which then decreases as the body's immune response kicks into gear. I'll reprint a brief description... Read more »

LTD Process of Approval/Disapproval

I was diagnosed with AIDS this past March (2007) with PCP and major wieght loss as well as many other issues. My TCell Count was 37 and Viral Load in the tens of thousands. I started an Atripla Regiment in April 2007. About a month or so later my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Each insurance company has their own data base of statistices and underwriting requirements. An AIDS diagnosis is not necessarily considered a disability. Many indifviduals who are living with AIDS are working, many in high level, stresssful jobs.... Read more »

Is quick processing of blood sample important?

I recently got an ELISA test (negative) approx 8 weeks after a potential exposure to HIV. I know it was probably a little bit early so I am going to have another one at 3 months.In the meantime I am wondering if it is important that the ELISA test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I would assume that the hospital where you had your blood drawn has a specific protocol for specimen collection, storage, and delivery, and hopefully they adhere to that. The lab at my job does not deliver specimens for HIV testing that have been... Read more »

Follow up question: Why wont you admit you could be wrong Dr.Bob? Process of simple elimination!

Hi dr.bob;K here with you. Just a quick follow up, at 10 weeks post exposure, have had chronic dry cough since 6 weeks post exposure. Developed vomitting and diahrrea at 7 weeks post, vomitted twice on that same day, but it ceased after that. had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,As I have stated before, no matter how many times you write in or how absolutely certain you are that you are HIV positive and that I am wrong, my assessment and advice will not change. I again ask you to hold off on sending more posts until... Read more »
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HIV Support Ethnography - Talk with me about your process of seeking support!

Posted by SophiaRois, 2 Replies
My name is Sophia and I am a college student who is personally and academically interested in issues of HIV/AIDS and sexual health. I am currently in an Anthropological Research Methods course that asks us to conduct an ethnography, a project that... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm starting to post more here, and hope I'm not bothering anyone by it. I'm just looking to get further educated.

Anyways, my 33 year old boyfriend is pos and I who am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another... Read more »

body image

Posted by gabe, 3 Replies
Hi all
I've been living with HIV for 13 years now and I'm not unhappy to have made it this far. My biggest personal issue at the moment is how I look thanks to lipo. I find myself seeing HIV whenever I look in the mirror. Its hard enough to feel good... Read more »

Process of elimination

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had a low risk exposure sept/oct last year unprotected vaginal insertive. Went for a full medical last week and just got results of blood test/liver function/kidney function and they were all fine, as was my blood pressure etc. My question is this.... Read more »