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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...down the road. Some of these body shape changes and metabolic problems have been linkedwith heart disease and strokes in HIV+ people, so make sure you are monitoredclosely. Other factors also contribute to the risk of heart attacks andstrokes, including high blood pressure. If you have 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...
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drugs seek to prevent HIV itself from reproducing and destroying the body's immune system: Reverse transcriptase inhibitors attack an HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase. They include abacavir, delavirdine, didanosine (ddl), efavirenz,... Read more »

HIV TRANSMISSION FROM DEAD BODY

I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As i was working , a piece of muscle splashed in to my eyes. I didnt take any prophylactic medications. What is the potential risk of me getting infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accidentally by cut during autopsy (HIV from CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2010) May 5, 2010I was doing the autopsy on 78yr male,died of Heart attack 10 days back and the body had been refrigerated at 4.c for 10 days. I was wearing two gloves and got very... Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drugs seek to prevent HIV itself from reproducing and destroying the body's immune system: Reverse transcriptase inhibitors attack an HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase. They include abacavir, delavirdine, didanosine (ddl), efavirenz,... Read more »

does sodomy create HIV/AIDS?

I guess Im just pretty ignorant because of my super religious parents but, I always thought that unprotected anal sex would somehow 'create' HIV/AIDS. Is this just a wierd misconception? and if I had unprotected anal sex w my bf (and neither of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drugs seek to prevent HIV itself from reproducing and destroying the body's immune system: Reverse transcriptase inhibitors attack an HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase. They include abacavir, delavirdine, didanosine (ddl), efavirenz,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Discover a Key to How AIDS Virus Attacks the Body

...the body, at the cellular level, to defend itself. Yet despite the promise of such cellular vaccines, real prevention of HIV's attack requires stimulating the immune system to produce virus-destroying antibodies before HIV enters cells, said Dr.... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...reimbursement. Nelson Vergel: Those who stayed on continuous therapy in the SMART study also had fewer problems with heart attacks and cardiovascular disease, right? Dr. Donald Kotler: Right ... as well as other endpoints. The people who... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ),... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

...researchers believe that HIV is the sole cause of AIDS, we often refer to HIV as "the AIDS virus." Like other viruses, HIV attacks cells in the body. But what makes HIV different is that the immune system can never fully get rid of HIV because... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...loss, persistent cough, severe recurrent skin rashes and swelling of the lymph nodes. HOW DOES AIDS KILL? * As the virus attacks the immune system, people become less able to fight illnesses. * Unless treated, AIDS-related opportunistic... Read more »

Why HIV/AIDS now, during my lifetime?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...understand more about HIV/AIDS. I know alot, but it never seems to be enough. I have herpes (caught in 97) and I have had anxiety attacks ever since about HIV/AIDS. I know that my body now has an entry point for HIV/AIDS. The last time I was... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another issue has come up. A month ago he had a heart attack and has been dealing with continuous chest pains. Well tonight he had a seizure while at a friends house. They... Read more »