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How Does AIDS Affect The Body?

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a
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...How does AIDS affect the body?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...In many, many ways! I will refer you to some websites to visit as a place to start. Like any infection, the body reacts to protect itself. Because HIV is a chronic infection, the body has to protect itself constantly which can change things Read more »


I have been looking for the answers to these questions everywhere, but no one will give me a straight answer. Can you help me?1.How does HIV/AIDS affect the body? 2.Where would I be able to find statistics on how many people in Australia and...
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
I suggest you look at the CDC, WHO, websites. Read more »

aids and there affect

what are the affects of aids, and how likely is it to be passed on to child
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...for you. THis question and others like it are answered beautifully all over this site. Please treat yourself to a tour of, where you will find all the answers you need to these general questions. Read more »

aids come from what part of the body

what part of the body does aids come from
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
...The HIV virus affects and can infect many parts of the body. The lymph glands and blood cells called t lymphocytes are most often infected Read more »
The Body

LEARN: Educate Yourself and Others About HIV/AIDS

...emotional, symbol of HIV/AIDS on the planet. Browse a selection of panels online. The Basics What Is HIV? From The Body HIV/AIDS Knowledge Quiz From American Association for World Health A Look at the HIV Life Cycle From AIDS... Read more »
The Body

Poetry Month at HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers

... April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., so throughout the month, collected reader submissions of poetry about living with, or being affected by, HIV/AIDS. Here are those poems. Poems From Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Argentina: Lumpy Body Fat Compounds Stigma of AIDS

... For Argentine HIV/AIDS patients, lipodystrophy is a visual sign of an already stigmatized disease. The redistribution of body fat, a common side effect of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), is generally played down by health professionals but can be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Burkina Faso Creates New Body to Fight AIDS, STDs

...Burkina Faso, one of the west African countries worst hit by the AIDS pandemic, has created a national body to fight the disease, officials said Thursday. The new body, the National Council to Fight Against AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Read more »
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AIDS and Japanese society

Posted by Anonymous
...understand why he's asked me to do this. I could really use some advice with this. I don't understand enough how AIDS affects the body - what the stages of the disease are, what are the various treatments. And I could really use some help... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Alternative Breaking Free Of Censors *DELETED*

Posted by HangedMan, 2 Replies
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on that have to do with the immune system that in your heart told you something was seriously wrong but you test negative for HIV. I guess what I'm asking is, you are so proactive in your health as many of us try to be, but what if you were... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...fluids, breast milk and blood. * The virus can multiply for weeks or even months before the body's immune system produces antibodies to fight it , by which time it is too late. People with HIV can look and feel normal and may not develop... Read more »