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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...(sunken cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that lipodystrophy affects men and women differently.Women are more likely to see fat gain in their breasts and stomachs while menare more likely to see fat loss in their legs, arms, buttocks, or faces.However, many men and women suffer...
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LOOKING 4 A STRAIGHT ANSWER!!!

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 »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: What is HIV What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV develop AIDS? How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming... Read more »

does sodomy create HIV/AIDS?

I guess Im just pretty ignorant because of my super religious parents but, I always thought that unprotected anal sex would somehow 'create' HIV/AIDS. Is this just a wierd misconception? and if I had unprotected anal sex w my bf (and neither of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: What is HIV What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV develop AIDS? How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...when you feel sick, you eat less than normal. Some medications can upset your stomach, and some opportunistic infections can affect the mouth or throat. This makes it difficult to eat. Also, some medications and infections cause diarrhea. If you... Read more »
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The Body

LEARN: Educate Yourself and Others About HIV/AIDS

...Angelikah, a college student from the USA - both living with HIV. From MTV's Staying Alive Campaign Inspiring Stories of People Affected by HIV/AIDS From The Body HIV/AIDS Podcast Central: Audio From the Frontlines From The Body Visual... Read more »
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Poetry Month at TheBody.com: HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers

...Poetry Month in the U.S., so throughout the month, TheBody.com collected reader submissions of poetry about living with, or being affected by, HIV/AIDS. Here are those poems. Poems From Our Readers A Poem by Bryan Fleury (posted May 5) ... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...data on that, I must say. I don't know that I answered the last question well enough. But, there are many factors that will affect what happens to the patient. These factors can be related to the virus, they can be related to the HIV medication... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even... Read more »
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AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

HIV/AIDS Alternative Breaking Free Of Censors *DELETED*

Posted by HangedMan, 2 Replies
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...AIDS-related opportunistic infections like pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, tuberculosis and candida can kill. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED? * Worldwide, 39 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS. * Sub-Saharan Africa remains the hardest-hit... Read more »

Aids2HIV

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 »