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How Does Hiv Affect The Lungs

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Ask the Experts

Do x-rays affect hiv test result?

I do an x-ray for my lung, than I do a hiv antibodies screening assay Immediately. It is non-reactive.Would x-ray affect my hiv test result? Would I get a false negative??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, of course not! Frevinsakes!Dr. Bob Read more »

Is the medicines after exposure of 6 months affect the HIV test results?

Sir,I had a sex with girl on the 21/12/08.In June,2009 I got fever, cold and cough. It has 7 days.... Read more »

lung problems

I had PCP 2 years ago but am now fine. But recently had nodules on my lungs increase in size and... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Some studies have shown that taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase a woman's risk for heart disease, stroke, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), and breast cancer. For some women, the benefits of HRT outweigh the risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...from http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/op_infections/OI_112801.html . Wolff, A.J. & O'Donnell, A.E. (2003). HIV-related pulmonary infections: A review of the recent literature. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 9. 210-214. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...small, hard lumps that form when the immune system builds a wall around the TB bacteria in the lungs. TB in the lungs is called pulmonary TB. The infection can spread from the lungs to the kidneys, spine and brain. This is called extrapulmonary... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...is a protein that uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its red color. HGB carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If you have anemia, your body doesn't get enough blood that carries oxygen. Anemia can be... Read more »
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HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
...Hi all...Im new here and I have a question I hope you all can help me with. My hubby is HIV+ and Im negative. Hubbys numbers are pretty good. CD4 370s VL is undectable. He has decided he wants to raise chickens! Im concerned Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...gone unnoticed in the past. Earlier research blamed cigarettes for weakened immune systemsnot to mention the higher risks of lung cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis in women and impotence in men that affect negatives too. But the new analysis,... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »