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Hiv Illness And Physical Appearance

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PHYSICAL APPEARENCE CHANGE

I'm a newbe,and I'm worried about physical changes in my appearence,I am scared that my stomache will bloat,my shoulder blades will pretrude,and my muscle will deteriate.Im on comb/sustiva,and wonder if there is any combo's studied...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Thanks for your question.A key concept that is often underappreciated is that we don't fully understand what the causes of these body shape changes are. It is clear from several studies that long-standing, or severe HIV disease places one at... Read more »

Sudden appearance of body rash - HIV related?

I was diagnosed with HIV about 7 years ago. I have been relatively healthy and have never been... Read more »

How soon do hiv symptoms appear?

I have read conflicting information on hiv symptoms. Do most people show the severe flu type... Read more »
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Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

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Mental Health Needs of HIV Sufferers Up as Medications Help Physical Symptoms

Thanks to improved HIV drug therapy, there is a burgeoning demand to treat the mental health needs of those living longer with the disease. And psychiatrists gathering in Banff, Alberta, for the Canadian Psychiatric Association meeting Thursday are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Physical Trauma in an HIV-Positive Sample From the Deep South

Sexual and severe physical abuse in childhood is associated with the following in adults: post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, dissociation, substance abuse, revictimization, high-risk sexual behaviors, and engaging in abuse of... Read more »
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Physical Activity, Exercise and HIV

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ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

how quickly do symptoms appear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hiya, ppl. I know I'm prolly freaking out here, but I could use
some assurrance. I gave oral sex to a chick 3 weeks ago (well, yeah,
we did other things, too, oral sex being the only unprotected
part) and - surprise, me being hysteric at these... Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »

antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone,

It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following thing: Read more »