How Does Hiv Affect The Human Body

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...high blood pressure, makesure it is treated. You can also support your body, and especially your heart,with a healthy diet, regularexercise, and giving up smoking. Even though the physical changes of lipodystrophy can cause emotional distress, no researcher has suggested that people withlipodystrophy should stop taking their HIV medications. If you are concernedabout your appearance, speak to your health care provider before making...
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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 affectHIV test results.Be well.Dr. Bob 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 »

hiv and one sided body pain

For approx 4 years I have complained about pain in one side of my body (right) from the shoulder to the foot that feels like joint pain. My leg is heavy feeling and my elbow is unable to withstand more than a few pounds. I have had an MRI and will...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diagnosis seems elusive from the information you have provided. I would seek consultation from a good clinical neurologist . KH 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 »
The Body

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

...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 Our Readers A Poem by Bryan Fleury (posted May 5) ... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, June 24, 2009 - The Body

...forms of treatment to stop those memory T cells from replenishing themselves. Their goal: the complete elimination of HIV in the human body. Will it work? Stay tuned; animal studies have yet to begin. (Article from   Early... Read more »

The Skinny on Body Fat and HIV

...poor body image, depression, bloating, fatigue, sleep apnea (breathing problems), and possible heart problems. It not only affects the way people look -- it could lower their chances of long-term survival. Fortunately, the HIV meds most often... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, June 11, 2009 - The Body

...section of the summary.) We were honored to have the opportunity to sit down with Thembi in Mexico City last year for an emotional one-on-one interview . We spoke with her about her diagnosis, her daughter, her initial struggles with... Read more »