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Hiv Patients In The Last Stage

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Life expectancy of final stage Aids patient

My brother has been living with full blown aids for many years. He has had a great team of docters taking care of him. The docters are telling us that he is in the final stage. My brother is receiving blood transfusions once a week, his liver is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...extremely ill. You are best served by trusting in the judgment of your brother's doctors. If they have experience with advanced AIDS (as it appears they do), then they are in a good position to know what treatment is likely to be helpful, and... Read more »

What medications are available to someone with AIDS & Stage 4 Kidney Disease

Thank you Dr. Young. I have AIDS (17 years), and now I have been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney... Read more »

Anal cancer and chemo/radiation - side effects of both? How do you treat HIV+ patients?

Hi. My partner's brother had surgery four weeks ago to remove a tumour. They couldn't get it all... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stage HIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, can reduce the risk of death. In a study of nearly 2,500 HIV-infected volunteers, with initial CD4+ T cell... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening Colonoscopies Urged for HIV-Infected Patients

... A new study finds that HIV-positive patients have a higher prevalence of colonic neoplasms and should be offered screening colonoscopy. "Although non-AIDS defining malignancies Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Diagnosis and Elevated Mortality in an Urban Population With HIV and Lung Cancer: Implications for Patient Care

...[HR], 1.57; 95 percent confidence interval [CI], 1.25-1.96]) than among HIV-negative patients. After adjusting for advanced cancer stage and black race, which were associated with worse survival, HIV infection was not associated with increased... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Smallpox Vaccination and the Patient With HIV/AIDS

...vaccination or 18 days after contact with a smallpox case. The following are relevant additional points to smallpox vaccination in patients with HIV/AIDS. Q. What is the expected outcome of smallpox in the HIV-infected person in the absence... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...positve and gets a cold they might not get painful lymphnodes. If anyone could give me any information about the asymptomatic stage that would be great. Read more »

YEAST and SCARED!! PLEASE help

Posted by finallyfindigout, 2 Replies
...of you who found out due to recurring yeast infections, did this occur in the early HIV stages? My doc said she sees this in patients who are advanced in their HIV illness. My immune system doesn't appear to be low as I have a normal CBC (8.0 on... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, diarrhea, and muscle aches. These symptoms can last 2 weeks to 2 months, but only 20-30% of patients who experience them find it necessary to see a physician. Individuals with severe symptoms during acute... Read more »