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How Does Hiv Affect The Heart

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Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many people think of heart disease as a problem for men, yet heart diseaseis the leading cause of death for women in the US. In fact, five times as manyAmerican women die from heart attacks each year as die from breast cancer. ...
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Can AIDS affect your heart?

I've been investigating about AIDS and it called my attention that your heart can be affected. Can I avoid this? After being diagnosed how long would it take the virus to damage my heart? ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Uncontrolled HIV infection can cause inflammation which has been shown to increase chances of cardiovascular events. But it is impossible to predict who will be affected and when the first event may happen after infection. Everyone has certain... Read more »

When meds needed will it affect heart

Hi, I am a 55 yr old male hiv pos. for 4 years not yet on meds.My question, I recently was found to have a leaky aortic valve (aortic regurgitation) as well as high blood pressure (now controlled with 16 mg of adacant a day (new family of drugs)...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Hi-The timing of your valve replacement surgery whether it be open-heart or via a less invasive procedure depends on many factors including but not limited to the degree of regurgitation, what effect the leaky value is having on your heart, your HIV... Read more »

what can people do to help you and others affected by HIV

Dr. Bob, I have been looking through this forum for a while now and am really touched by the work that you do. I really do and i speak from my heart. Instead of being upset at the world after your infection you are out there helping people cope with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thank you for your very kind comments. What's my secret to being so optimistic about life??? Gosh, I'm not sure I have one. I just feel our very temporary existence on this incredible planet, including our very lives, loves, sex... Read more »

Does hiv affect focus, and or nervous system, the way you sleep?

I had unprotected sex years ago and symptoms have only gotten worse. Does untreated hiv attack the way your brain works? I use to be a big time archer and hunter now I can't even shoot anymore. I got tested for hiv and was negative over 6...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereIf you tested negative for HIV at 6 months than HIV is NOT the cause of your symptoms. Given that they sound very debilitating, I would encourage you to be evaluated by a medical provider. I would avoid the focus on HIV as you are not... Read more »
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7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... Read more »

Will ecstasy affect my hiv test results?

Posted by Heythere01, 1 Reply
Hi,

I'm wondering if having used ecstasy short before the test affects it's results or not. Thanks! Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous
question.can hiv affect the liver,even when a person is not on meds.?my liver enzymes are always high.my liver always hurts and is sore.

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