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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 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
...before," you'll get twice as big as before! That may not be the desired outcome or even healthy! The key is to monitor your lean body mass and provide adequate high-quality nutrients to maintain and build lean body mass. (You don't need... Read more »

Hiv inside the body and blood transfutions

I tested posative for hiv in december of last year, since I have began taking Atripla and my viral load is now undetectable. Does Hiv die inside your body after time? and this may sound stupid, but I was curiose as to if draining my blood and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...the blood like cars travel on a highway - top get from point A to point B. HIV lives and replicates in many tissues of the body including the lymph nodes, gut and brain. HIV medications do not kill the virus. They act more like birth control... Read more »

HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a virus factory. During this process, one virus enters the... Read more »

HIV

is hepititis B the disease as HIV
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...No.Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver and produces liver damage only.HIV is a disease that affects all the body but mostly the inmmune system.It decreases the body defences against infections.You can be infected with one virus or you... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Body shape changes are some of the most frustrating complications of HIV and HIV medications. Whether it's the loss of cheeks or the Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...drug combination or when any newdrug is added to or removed from an existing combination. How Drugs Are Metabolized The body metabolizes (breaks down) the drugs you take. This process involvesthe liver and kidneys: Proteins in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...information throughout their childhood. Toddlers/preschoolers: Children up to age 4 are learning the basics about their bodies. They don't understand the concepts of disease, death, or sex. However, you can set the stage for future... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested... 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 »

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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 »