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How Long Does Retrovir Stay In Your Body

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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...count was below 100 White race Can Lipo Be Treated? If you have serious fat loss and are taking stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These procedures have some risks, and can be quite expensive. Taking rosiglitazone, a drug used to treat...
Ask the Experts

How long can HIV lay dormant in the body?

My partner and I are living out of the USA and have been together for almost 30 years. For the last 10 years as part of our regular physicals we have been checked for HIV and have come up negative each time. Now he has turned up positive and says...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...something. The natural history of untreated HIV infection is as follows: Viral transmission followed 2-3 weeks later by acute retroviral syndrome, which can last 2-3 weeks, followed by recovery and seroconversion over the next 2-4 weeks. This is... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation eat properly. This is often associated with inadequate rest and/or exercise as well. In our crisis-crowded world, with its long "to do" lists, getting adequate amounts of rest, sleep and exercise and eating well-balanced nutritious meals are... Read more »

The Power Of Mind Over Body

Dr. Bob, This post is more of a statement as opposed to a question. It may be lengthy but i feel much of the material in it will assuage the frequently unfounded anguish the readers of this website have. For this reason it is particularly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Med. Stud.,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your thoughts and your personal experience!The phenomenon of worrying that you may have a particular medical condition or disease as you learn about it in medical school is quite... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts the long chains of HIV proteins... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Norvir (ritonavir) is a protease inhibitor (PI) that makes the liverenzymes work slower. This keeps some other drugs in the body longer and athigher levels. So if Norvir is given with another PI, like Crixivan (indinavir), it "boosts" Crixivan.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...guidelines for the use of ART. Stavudine can have serious side effects. In 2009, the World Health Organization recommended that it no longer be used for initial treatment of HIV infection. If you take stavudine with other ARVs, you can reduce... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...worse. Some studies show that people may even get back some fat underthe skin after switching. However, this process may take a long time or it maybe hard to see for those who have more severe cases of lipoatrophy. People who have not... Read more »
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ARS symptoms don't linger

Posted by Malk, 1 Reply
...Izzabella posted thatt we now know that symptoms don't linger. Does that mean that they dont last for longer then a few weeks or that they do not keep coming back? I have stomach/bowel problems for 16 weeks now and what appears to be Read more »


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

Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
... ANy other suggestions? Would LOVE to hear them? ANy good websites? Books ? My recommendations Deepak Chopras "ageless body, timeless mind" Madeline D'engel (for your soul) " a Wrinkle in TIme" Peace/Salaam/Namaste Umar Read more »

What makes you be so sure?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...won't tell. So, must we live following numbers on papers? Not real cases? I keep my position. No one really knows how long the human body needs to develop HIV antibodies. I'm sure that the people posting information about the famous three months,... Read more »