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Hypertension And Hiv

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Hypertension and HIV

Infected in 1987 and diagnosed in 1992. Began therapy in 1996 and have been doing great ever since. However, my BP is elivated (130/92). I'm told its borderline, but would love it to be better out of fear of cardiac disease. Any suggestions?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...exercise, stress reduction exercises, yoga and other non drug interventions can help some patients (would discuss with your HIV doc). Also working on other potential cardiac risk factors such as smoking and elevated lipids and low dose aspirin... Read more »

P.A.H. (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) and HIV

Why is no one addressing P.A.H. and its connection to HIV/AIDS infection. I was dignosed with... Read more »

HIV and Pulmonary hypertension

Hi, I am 47 y.o., male and I was recently diagnosed with Serious Pulmonary Hypertension. I am poz... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Pulmonary Hypertension and HIV

... Table of Contents Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Hypertension and HIV Treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension People living with HIV have long had enough to worry about from the most common opportunistic...specialist),... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life Expectancy Gap Due to Smoking, HIV, Diabetes

...smoking-related diseases are largely to blame for cutting the life expectancy of people with lower levels of education. And high blood pressure, HIV, diabetes and homicide appear to be the greatest contributors to the discrepancy in death rates... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...artery. CAD can also lead to heart failure or an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Other cardiovascular problems include: High blood pressure (hypertension) Angina (chest pain) Rheumatic heart disease (damage to the heart caused by rheumatic... Read more »
Project Inform

Surprising Rate of Serious Heart Condition Found in Those on HAART

...will eventually develop symptomatic PH. For more information on this condition, read Project Inform's publication, Pulmonary Hypertension and HIV . Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV and Pulmonary Hypertension

Posted by Anonymous
...Is there anyone that has Pulmonary Hpertension,and is being treated for it, and also HIV? I am just curious to see if I am alone or does this afflict anyone else! Read more »

My HIV MD pisses me off!

Posted by jmiami, 7 Replies
...and looked directly at my stomache. First off, I am not a skinny, athletic guy or wasted looking guy (even though I do have an AIDS diagnosis). I have always been chubby all my life. My MD is one of those super skinny, super healthy eating,... Read more »

Need dating advice

Posted by ComeAlive, 2 Replies
...This is the first time I have participated in any type of forum about HIV. I've been pretty secretive about it, only telling a few select friends that I knew I could trust and I've only told one family Read more »

Traveling through Latin America

Posted by FredR, 2 Replies
...Over the next year I will be driving from Portland, Oregon to Argentina and back. I would love to hear from any one with HIV who is on meds and has traveled extensively through Latin America, especially with a car and border crossings. Any... Read more »