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Hiv Structure And Function

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Brain Function

Can you please xplain if HIv causes brain damage? decrease in neurolgical function?I am a bit frightened because I feel i am not as sharp as I used to be. What should I b elooking for in terms of brain damage from HIV. I am undetetcable 300 CD and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally persons doing well with suppressed HIV levels and a CD4 count of 300 are protected from AIDS-related dementia. That maybe even more true when the HIV drugs penetrate well into the brain (such as Sustiva). Sustiva can sometimes cause some... Read more »

Brain function

I've heard that HIV directly affects the brain. Is this a fatal condition?... Read more »

Why has personal behavior structure not been discussed as to HIV infection?

Although I have 2 major medical conditions I activley participate in behavior to maximize the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC Researchers Decode Structure of an Entire HIV Genome

The structure of an entire HIV genome has been decoded for the first time by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The results have widespread implications for understanding the strategies that viruses, like the one that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Structural and Environmental Barriers to Condom Use Negotiation With Clients Among Female Sex Workers: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies and Policy

The study authors sought to assess the relationship between environmental-structural factors and client condom-use negotiation among female sex workers in Vancouver, British Columbia. Using baseline data from a 2006 community-based cohort of female... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Uncover 3-D Structure of HIV, Study Says

Scientists have uncovered the 3-D structure of HIV, according to a study published in the Jan. 10 edition of the journal Structure , BBC News reports. Because strains of HIV vary in size and shape, scientists have found it difficult to... Read more »
Connect With Others

I can't function(need expert help_

Posted by byond_the_world, 2 Replies
I had sex and i recently knew that person is HIV positive. we had Anal sex but with condums.. but i got blow job without condums and there was also a third person involved i had a test after exactly 8 weeks and it was negative.. but i still so... Read more »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes?
My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/... Read more »

Please help me. Can't even function...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had an encounter with an ex-boyfriend a couple days ago. My anxiety is getting the best of me.

This encounter was a one time thing. Bad part is we used no protection and he didn't "pull out".

He had just gotten out of a 1 1/2 year relationship... Read more »

Loss of cognitive function

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
Friends, I believe I am losing my ability to think.

As I have posted here, my liver is going haywire due in large part to the meds I take. Reyetaz is causing my bilirubin levels to rise, causing my eyes to take on a yellowish cast and my skin to... Read more »