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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) Overall Health How your...
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Itching skin

Am taking truvada but at night i have massive skin itching and face rash.What supplements can i take to stop itch.Can more vitamins supplements help skin conditions.Which lotions can smoothen face pimples and black spots as they also develop on the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
This skin condition sound like more than one problem. I suggest you see a dermatologist. Read more »

PLEASE, Please Help!! Jock Itch/HIV/repeat exposures related questions

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thank you for offer us this great forum to resolve our confusions and assure our concerns. I have had two regretful protected oral and vaginal sexes with two CSWs 21 weeks ago (in 2 consecutive days, and I wont do this any kind and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."vaginal" fluid may have somehow made it to your itchy booty, OK?Now on to your specific questions:1. Assuming your CSW was HIV infected (which we certainly do not know to be true), there is essentially no significant HIV-transmission risk if the... Read more »

Ear skin disorder

Both my brother and I suffer from an itchy ear problem. The skin crusts over and peels off. This is very irratating and embarrassing. It is like dandruff of the ear. I have tried cortizone cream, vinegar, tee tree oil,etc. Some of the things...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This forum is exclusively for discussion related to the side effects of HIV therapy. Read more »

Itching all over body

Hi JudithThe guy I live with tested positive last October. He is doing well despite not taking any medications as yet (last CD4 340, VL 70,000 down from his October reading of CD4 240, VL 500,000). However he has a problem with an irritating itch...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Generalized itching without any skin lesions can be due to other problems besides skin disease, but is not usually directly related to HIV. Sometimes just dry skin can cause this kind of itching. Have him switch to Tone or Dove soap and use... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Enfuvirtide was approved by the FDA on March 13, 2003, for use... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »

My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is Read more »

HIV related rash.......Too worried....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, 1 mth ago ,I am tested non reactive to HIV1 and HIV2 ,that is 4-5mths after my protected virginal sex exposure. However,I have been getting 1-3 slight itchy small bumps(1mm) Read more »