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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 number ofchanges in body fat that are experienced by many people living with HIV (HIV+).Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+...
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Panic Attacks from Body Changes

Hi, my name is Athena and Bartleby - BBS Moderator, recommended you. I had posted on the Bulletin Boards under Living with HIV the Subject was called I need some help - Here is my story by Atheena.I have extreme case of Lipodystrophy - Buffalo...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I helped to create the Body Positive Wellness Clinic in Houston, which is now operated by Legacy Clinic. You can apply there to get exercise training three times a week for 12 weeks, visits to the dietitian, massage, acupuncture, etc, For a Legacy... Read more »

AIDS, Anemia and Heart Attack

Dear Doctor:I have been ill with AIDS since the beginning of this year. It has taken time, but I have slowly recovered since my diagnosis and hospitalization. CD4's are now 350 and VL is undetectable. Currently on Trizivir.Everything was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for writing. It sounds like things are a bit overwhelming at the moment. To answer one of your questions first, do you have a chance to get through your AIDS-related problems and recover from your heart attack as well?... Read more »

HIV- ARS since SHINGLES attack 4 years ago

Could you please tell me what the definition of AIDS is?I have had ARS since my SHINGLES attack 4 years ago after a high risk exposure. My testing results have been a big puzzle. 2/20/96 -HIV-1 ELISA, 6/05/96 -HIV-1 ELISA, 3/28/98 -HIV 1/2 ELISA,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your question is complicated, so I'll take it in order. First, it isn't clear to me that you're HIV+. All antibody tests (which are diagnostic) appear to have been negative. Small viral loads in the absence of a positive antibody... Read more »

My Attacker was HIV

I was raped three months ago. My attacker, a serial rapist, was found and I was told that he was HIV positive. I went to the emergency room and they drew blood. I had blood drawn again to day and now I'm in limbo until I can get some kind...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
Dear Shanta,You hang on to life with courage and with faith. What an amazingly tense and uncomfortable situation you are in. But with faith in the living God, who loves you and wants you to be fully alive, you can bear this. Pray with every... Read more »
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Suriviving AIDS and surviving the attack on NY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm so down now. I living downtown ny and am struggling with HIV and hep c. It smells down here of burning. I'm so distraught though I lost no one but my city. It seems all my struggles never end. HIV, Hepatitis and now this. I can't take anymore.... Read more »

Consulta a The Body Spanish

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ante todo, muchas gracias, te comento mi problema.
Luego de que una mujer portadora de hiv me realiz sexo oral sin preservativo, realic PEP dentro de las primeras 24 hs (aunque la infectologa no estuvo de acuerdo por el bajo riesgo). A los 3 das tuve... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm starting to post more here, and hope I'm not bothering anyone by it. I'm just looking to get further educated.

Anyways, my 33 year old boyfriend is pos and I who am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another... Read more »

Para la Hermosa Gente de The Body

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Desde mi situacion de riesgo me he leido casi todo lo que hay sobre hiv en la web, inclusive el the body...... y veo que esto es una ayuda enorme para la gente que esta pasando esta horrible tortura psicologica y creo que puede ser de mucha ayuda... Read more »