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Identification Of Hiv

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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Rapid breathing Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal heart beat Weight loss It's important to get in touch with your health care provider right away ifyou experience symptoms. Early identification of lactic acidosis is veryimportant. The condition can cause death if it's not caught early andtreated. Treatment Your health care provider should perform a physical exam to check for anenlarged...
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joint and muscle pain

I started taking Norvir, Lexiva and Truvada a year ago. I started having joint pain for over 8 months. I have seen every specialist for this pain. Ortho, Rheuma, Neuro,and my regular PCP. I even changed HIV specalist 4 months ago. I am now hopeless....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Muscle and joint pain is fairly common in the general population and maybe more so in HIV+ persons. Though your HIV regimen has not been linked to that complaint the timing is certainly suspicious. There are thus two Read more »

Tiredness

I have had an AIDS diagnosis since 2007. I have been on Atripla since then and my viral load is less than 50 but my t-cells have not broken the magic mark of 200 (new labs due in April). I have been experiencing extreme exhaustion daily even though...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specialist. A bit of cooperative detective work should help identify the underlying problems.Ultimately, if you remain fatigued after identification and treatment of all the underlying conditions, you could consider having your HIV specialist put... Read more »

LIE?

Dr. Bob,It is not really any ones buisness how you contracted HIV. You have helped many people on this forum and do not have to answer anyones questions about how you became infected. Its none of there buisness. I have alway found your answers to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your support.The important point I wanted to make by publishing that person's conspiracy theory is that HIV is a viral infection pure and simply. That the virus found me while I was working doesn't make me any more innocent or guilty Read more »

Itching arm

I have been taking Atripla for a few months now. It seems that I have various side effects, but nothing lasts very long. My right arm that itches at times that I can not even relax is a problem. I have also noticed I become really depressed at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is also warranted. The efavirenz in Atripla can aggravate underlying mental health problems (such as depression ) so proper identification and treatment of mental health conditions is advised .In some cases a switch to an alternative HIV regimen... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Identification, Treatment Needed for HIV-Positive, HIV-Exposed Infants, Children, Opinion Piece Says

...Despite recent improvements in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission, "there is a group of vulnerable children who may be infected with HIV because neither they nor their mothers were Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effective HIV Case Identification Through Routine HIV Screening at Urgent Care Centers in Massachusetts

...Despite CDC guidelines advising routine HIV counseling, testing, and referral in hospitals where HIV prevalence exceeds 1 percent, an estimated 180,000-280,000 people in Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: HIV Identification Bill Clears House Committee

...Kentucky's House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday approved without dissent a bill that would change the way Kentucky records HIV cases. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Burch (D-Louisville), the bill would authorize the state to use patient names to... Read more »
Project Inform

Anti-HIV Drug Identification Chart

...Squibb stavudine extended release Zerit XR d4T XR Bristol-Myers Squibb tenofovir Viread TNV Gilead zalcitabine Hivid ddC Hoffman La Roche zidovudine Retrovir AZT or ZDV GlaxoSmithKline Non-Nucleoside Reverse... Read more »
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SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS... ME PODRIAN AYUDAR... DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS.. TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA... 2 MESES Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS... PODRE... Read more »

Percent of HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...2.1 (1.1-4.2) Fever and rash 46% 8.3 (3.6-19.3) From: Hecht FM et al. Use of laboratory tests and clinical symptoms for identification of primary HIV infection. AIDS 2002, 16: 1119-1129 The symptomatic phase of acute HIV-1 infection lasts... Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...in the last few years. Today, there are many more anti-HIV drugs to choose from, and medical knowledge has improved since the identification of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s. Many people today now live full, productive lives if properly treated... Read more »

waiting for results...

Posted by Sal, 4 Replies
I have some of the symptoms. Flu like symptoms, dry throat, lots of flem, night sweats, dry cotton mouth, constantly tired. No swollen lymphs, sores or any fever. Another symptom, I haven't read this any where, but when I rest it feels like my... Read more »