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How Do Lymphokines And Cytokines Impact HIV

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing ...
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Exercise and HIV

Nelson, is there any documented research that shows that regular exercise keeps the onset of AIDS in check for longtime survivors of HIV who strictly adhere to their medication regiment. I am 55 y/o, have been positive for 17 years, and in the best...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...LaPerriere, Michael H. Antoni, Neil Schneiderman, Gail Ironson, Nancy Klimas, Panagiota Caralis and Mary Ann FletcherAbstract : The impact of aerobic exercise training as a buffer of the affective distress and immune decrements which accompany... Read more »

Does Hep C impact HIV seroconversion / window period?

I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all cite a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There is much confusion about this point.The CDC recommends that health care workers who are exposed to a HIV/HCV coinfected patients get HIV testing at baseline, six, and 12 weeks after exposure. However, if - and only if - the healthcare Read more »

Difference between HIV impact and hereditary issues?

Hello. I am female, 32yrs old, and have been HIV+ since 1990 (based on history, though I was not tested until 1998.) When I tested + (and at that time we did the double-test-to-confirm) I immediately began meds - but they nearly killed me... then...
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
...It is very unlikely that any of the stuff that has come after HIV is HIV infection related, except for the thrush and recurrent pneumonia. I can't comment on why various tests were negative or Read more »

HIV impact on Sexual activity

How true is it that we you are HIV positive, sexual abstenancy prolongs your well being - life?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I have not seen any data on this at all. I think sex is an important part of good quality of life, unless it is associated with self destructive behaviors. nelson Read more »
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Complications of HIV/HAART: A Summary of Key CROI 2008 Research

...longer term NNRTI exposure. What they found is that it wasn't cumulative or past exposure to abacavir that made the biggest impact; it was more recent use of abacavir. Furthermore, when abacavir was discontinued, the risk of myocardial... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...weights) Working out with weights or weight machines Stair climbing Hiking Aerobics Jogging If you can't do high-impact weight-bearing activities, try lower-impact ones. For example, try walking or stair climbing instead of jogging.... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...they usually go away after a few days or weeks. But for some HIV+ people, these side effects can last longer and have a serious impact on quality of life. It's best to report GI symptoms to your health care provider to determine if they are a... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...to see if any may be increasing your lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) levels. Some newer classes of drugs may have less impact on lipids. Switching drugs may not be an option for everyone and you should not make any changes to your HIV drugs... Read more »
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Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
...Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »