How Long Can Hiv Survive As A Dry Sample On A Counter Top

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these symptoms to your health care provider to determine if they...
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Is testosterone replacement counter indicated for HIV patients?

I have been taking testosterone for negative effects of HIV and the meds for many years; Androgel for the past 4 or 5. I moved and my new doctor recommends against testosterone replacement and says it is ultimately bad for HIV patients and the risks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine replacement -such data is lacking in men though some studies are underway. In the old days of AIDS wasting and inadequate HIV treatment, hormone and nutrition supplementation played a key role in at last short term improvement in... Read more »

HIV transmission from cosmetics/ make up

Hello Doctor,Thank you for all you do- it has helped my OCD enormously all the way here in South Africa. Every situation I face I see as a potential threat. So.....for my question.I had to buy some new foundation/base and the lady at the counter...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...If HIV were transmitted that easily, it would have wiped out the planet (or at least all the gals at the cosmetics counter) long ago. Your fears are once again unwarranted. Your problem remains OCD, not HIV.Good luck. Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

countering dizzyness of Atripla

I just started this week using Atripla, my first HIV medication, and I have dizzyness and the "fog" feeling starting about an hour of taking, and continuing for about 8 hours after taking, dissipating slowly, just about diappearing about the time I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For the majority of patients the efavirenz related dizziness/spacey feeling diminishes over the first 1-4 weeks such that perhaps only 5-10% continue to have annoying symptoms after their first month compared to persons on other regimens. There is... Read more »

Weight gain to counter d4T wasting?

Hi,I lost a lot of fat on my face and butt back in the dark old days when d4t was THE drug to take. I'm long since done with d4t of course, and it seems like my face has improved some since then, but I'm still not happy with the way I look. I've...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...directly correct the facial lipoatrophy. Radiesse and Sculptra are the two agents which have been approved for treatment of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy in the U.S. Both of these products are clearly safe and effective in management of facial... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...treatment with thecapsaicin patch reduced pain for up to three months. A follow up of the studyis continuing to examine the long-term effectiveness of the patch. Amultinational trial has started to confirm these findings. Additionally, research... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...people with HIV, smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV disease are now living longer. Smoking and related problems can interfere with long term quality of life. What Are the Risks of Smoking?... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did they occurr? How long did they last? What was... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
...I posted first to this new catagory... Lets see "Myths about HIV/AIDS".. That it was always someone else who got it. Not me.. Ooops.. Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...about HIV and AIDS. Instead, she said, it is closely targeted to a gay audience in order to provoke discussion and reawaken long-dormant advocacy efforts in that population. Greg Smiley, a gay man who is public policy director for the American... Read more »
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