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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 »

HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general when we see viral loads go down in the blood, the same... Read more »

What do you think of the report of a drug which attacks HIV in its hiding place?

Can you give your opinion on this:Ottawa researchers at the Ottawa Hospital announced this week that a naturally occurring protein can reduce the level of HIV to undetectable levels in dormant cells that hide from other drugs. The team tested a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The research you describe is both promising and sound. In the Nov. 15th issue of Journal of Virology, the group you mentioned describes the ability of the above protein to reduce the amount of HIV to undetectable levels in latently infected cells.... 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 »
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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 »

Mugged and attacked, please help

Posted by fortytwo42, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I'm a 23 year old woman from South Africa. Last night I was mugged by a man who attacked me. After the incident I realized my finger cuticle was bleeding. I'm not sure if, during the struggle, I made him bleed. My cut was about 3-4mm... Read more »

Attacked by some crazy guys. Now worried a lot.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last night, when I was taking a walk on a street's sidewalk with my husband, I was hit by some fluid bag on my naked left arm, which was thrown out from a driving car passing us. The guys laughed crazily after they hit me using that fluid bag and... Read more »

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Posted by Asa, 2 Replies
En primer lugar les agradezco por existir y por su tiempo, ya que es de una enorme ayuda, y quiero pedirles perdon por lo extenso que es mi parrafo.
Hola a todos, les cuento mi relacion de riesgo fue con una prostituta, en un momento de la relacion... Read more »