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How Does Hiv Attack The Body

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolic changes cannot be seen without lab tests, but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke. Increased glucose and insulin levels greatly increase the chance ofdeveloping diabetes, a disease that can cause vision and kidney problems andmay be life threatening. Increased lactic...
Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

multiple body inflammations after starting hiv and tb treatment

Hi,I just restared therapy after 5 years from meds break, its been thirty days now since I restarted, and I am having some severe side effects, that have landed me in an emergenency room once for shingles, and now if my chest pains gets any worse...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...you should discuss these at your next visit with your provider. The symptoms of having rapid thoughts, insomnia and the panic attacks are, I am sure, distressing to experience. Speaking with your doctor may help and he or she may also ask you... Read more »

hiv and aids

what does HIV/AIDS do to the body?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In general terms, HIV attacks your body's defenses reducing your ability to fight off infections and cancers that would not normally affect you if your immune 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 going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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? Absolutely!!!Let's start with the good news. Your CD4 count is 350 and your viral load is... 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 »
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 »
Search for a Cure

Fixing the Body: An Immune-Based Approach to HIV

...and in response raise an army of fighter cells that are taught exactly what the enemy looks like and then gun down the enemy, attacking it either directly with chemical weapons like 'neutralizing antibodies' (stuff that sticks to the germ like... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, October 1, 2009 - The Body

...testing and care. (Article from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)   Why Is Ziagen Associated With Heart Attacks in Some People? New Study Offers Possible Explanation There's been plenty of news over the past year... Read more »
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I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
...was 15 and I am biplor/mood disorder ! I am so scarec if I stop useing meth I will die alot sooner. When I dont have meth my body starts shutting down! I want to stop but am really scared! HELP 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 »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
...below to copies of MRI brain scans of HIV+ people http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/4319952.stm Scans show how HIV attacks brain HIV, which attacks the body's natural defences, also damages the brain, three dimensional medical... Read more »

16 year old girl needs help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...which leads him to believe I could have some sort of infection or virus. I'm scared it could be HIV. However, I read that HIV attacks the body's T-cells, so that in actuality if I had HIV wouldn't the count be LOWER than normal? (Please say... Read more »