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How Long Hiv Takes To Affect Your Body

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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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Do my T-cell count affect my body to rehabilitate?

I know exercise is important and have been in the gym as long as I can remember. After testing positive for HIV 16 months ago I notice if I exerct myself too much I'm physically unable to exercise for a long while. The only way to explain the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear K in Charlott, thank you for your post.I'm happy to hear that your viral load is undetectable and CD4s are starting to increase. Your symptoms are difficult to pin down and the diagnosis may depend a lot on which medications you're... Read more »

Long Term Effects of HIV and not taking Meds

I have been HIV Positive for 25 years now and my dr claimed that if I dont start taking meds that the HIV would affect my brain...Is that true?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Studies have found that those with the lowest CD4 nadir (lowest CD4 numbers that a person has had) before starting HIV medications may have cognitive deficits that do not improve after CD4 cells increase. So, it is important not to let your CD4... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Hi,Rick! I have two questions: 1. In your answers you often say that the virus does not survive more than a few minutes outside the body. I have read a paper by P.J.G.Butler. In this paper, he says that HIV is not unstable under normal enviormental...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There has been a lot of misunderstanding (and misinterpretation) of thescientific data looking at survival of the HIV virus outside the body. Studies that looked at HIV survival, used concentrations of HIV at... Read more »

how long does hiv last outside of body?

My gf got attact by a prostitute and she got deep scratched so me and her had sex i used a condom but after when i was taking of the condom the surface around the condom was slimy and i dont remember whiping it down but i might of touched the tip of...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Within a minutes time the virus starts to die and becomes unable to infect another person. Also, just because you came in contact with the virus does not mean the virus was able to access your bloodstream. The situation you are describing... Read more »
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How long does it take to show hiv/aids in your body?

Posted by Jackey, 1 Reply
when will show symptoms of HIV in the body?

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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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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »