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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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Effects of Penicillin on HIV Anti-Body Test

Hi Dr. Bob,I just want to start out my letter by thanking you for your patience when it comes to answering the tons of questions in this forum. Words can't express how grateful I am for people like you. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your thanks!Penicillin or other antibiotics will not affect HIV test results.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

HepB & HIV,Warts

How long does Hep B and hiv lie dormant in the body before it affects a person
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There is no duration to quote. Everyone's body is different. Only ongoing laboratory testing can help determine that. Read more »

Early Meds guy's question

Hi Dr. McGowan,The guy who posted the following sounds like a long-term nonprogressor based on his description of his high CD4 and VL after so many years. In fact, he'd be considered a viremic controller by both the NIH study team (Dr. Stephen...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...studies. It is essential that we have interested people enroll in these cohorts so that we can learn about how HIV affects the body over time and can offer advice that is based on facts and not opinion.Best,Joe Read more »

What to do while waiting for first bloodwork tests?

I tested positive a week ago, and when I called the HIV clinic to make an appointment for blood work, the receptionist told me they are all booked for the next month. I'm really stressed out at the moment not knowing how far I may have progressed,...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...notification can be arranged). Once you see your HIV specialist, he/she will do the tests needed to see how HIV has affected your body and whether or not you need to start medications right away.Good luck,Joe Read more »
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The Body

HIV News & Views, December 3, 2009 - The Body

...Illnesses Other Than AIDS Are Greater Health Risk, Study Suggests We still have so much to learn about the way HIV affects our bodies as we grow older. The latest evidence comes from a small French study of HIVers over the age of 60. After... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...research donepredominantly in men. This means women, who generally weigh less than men, may get higher amountsof drugs in their bodies than is needed to be effective. This does not meanthat HIV+ women should take lower doses of their... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

The Skinny on Body Fat and HIV

...combining L-carnitine , a nutritional supplement, with exercise to see if it improves muscle function. We know when our bodies are changing by the way our clothes fit. Some people go one step further and measure their body dimensions before... 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 »
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DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
...the bloodstream and any places where it might lodge? Last, I'm curious about the physical behavior of the virus inside the human body. Where does it go- is it drawn more to specific organs? do deposits of HIV develop in certain areas of the... Read more »

Serious ??

Posted by Anonymous
...was very fatigued and tired for about a period of 3-4 weeks. Also I started to notice numerous little black spots all over my body. Also, I notice a pigmentaion spot on the heel of my foot. I think these may be ARS. Could those three negative... Read more »

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New Owners at The Body

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