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How Long Does It Take To See The Changes In Your Body Infected With Hiv

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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

No researcher has suggested that people with lipo should stop taking ART. What Causes Lipo? We do not know what causes lipo. There are different causes for fat loss and fat gain. Fat Loss Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and stavudine (Zerit, d4T) are linked to fat loss. Efavirenz (Sustiva) may also contribute. Fat Gain One theory is that protease inhibitors interfere with the body's processing of fat. However, some patients who have never...
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Loss Of Lean Body Mass & Body Changes

I have been Hiv+ for 10 years and have been noticing a problem over the past 5 years or so. My body shape is changing. I have not lost any weight and have good counts and an undetectable viral load. But still my arms and legs seem to be getting more...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Your experiences are similar to many clients with chronic HIV infection. I am not sure that anyone is clear on what is "normal" in this case. What seems to be true, however, is that the changes you are experiencing are affected by and... Read more »

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 »

Body Changes when CD4 is low

What are the physical manifestation if your CD4 is less than 200?I was tested positive 2007 but have not received any kind of follow up check up not until I got hospitalised due to recurring fever just this month. (Maybe I am still on denial stage)....
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 have seen many people with low CD4 cells who look fine. But if they get PCP pneumonia, MAC, crypto or CMV in the gut, they can lose up to 30 pounds in a matter of a few weeks. It seems that you have not reached that stage and that you are... Read more »

hiv meds body shape changes buffalo hump

I started meds in 97 and quit in 2003 . because of side effects ie. buffalo hump and dark face spots. I started back in 2009 . t cells were below 200 . Now after almost 3 years my viral load is undetectable and t cells are over 300. I also had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk for fat problems increases with age and time with HIV (as well as with lower CD4 count) so meds often not the whole problem (genetics can play role as well). Trying to use to most fat friendly HIV regimen (your HIV specialist generally can... Read more »
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How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

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How long before you can see any symptoms?

Posted by dopey33, 2 Replies
Lets say you are infected with HIV, can you see symptoms within days? Maybe 2 days? or does it take weeks to months? Read more »

How long symptoms of primary infection last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am TERRIFIED that i may have gotten infected and now i feel like everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me what are the symptoms for primary hiv infection and how long they last? are they... Read more »