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Inflamed Tissues And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves....
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Could my lungs be inflammed from chemotherapy? from Ziagen? I have lymphoma

I have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had a Bronchoscopy and the lavage came back negative for bacteria and for PCP. This is good news. They found my lung tissue to be very inflammed, and my doctor believes because I always get the symptoms cough and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...indeed does happen. It sounds like you've seen a pulmonologist (lung doctor); this is good. It is indeed possible that the lung inflammation could be occuring each time your prednisone gets weaned. The chemotherapy drugs you mention can cause... Read more »

Gross Hematuria?

41 year old, HIV(+) since about 1999. NEVER had an OI. Started treatment 10/2004 because of dropping CD4's. I've been on norvir, viread, reyataz,epivir since then. Undetectable after 9 mos. on the meds. About 6 months ago I developed GROSS...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any clear link between your current HIV medications and the bladder abnormalities you describe. Were any of your urine/or biopsy cultures positive for any type of infection? Read more »

Insertive Anal Sex

Hi Dr. Bob, I'll be brief because I know you get a lot of questions. About 10 weeks ago I had unprotected insertive anal sex with a transvestite sex worker. There was no ejaculation. But I have had herpes since the mid-80's and I fear that the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Concerned,I'm quite sure that ten weeks of an inflamed tallywhacker doesn't make Mr. Happy very happy at all. Why suffer? See a dermatologist now. As for your self-diagnoses: "With Read more »


Is there any new news about the use of Lipodissolve for HIV+ people?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...documented in the medical literature, including bacterial infection, granulomas (disfiguring masses of chronically inflamed tissue) and localized necrosis (tissue death), particularly when injections were done by lay people."Mesotherapy treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Lines of Attack in HIV Prevention

...inflame the rectal lining, which is weaker than the vaginal lining. HIV targets activated immune cells, so a gel that inflamed tissue could enhance HIV infection. Tests will soon begin on less viscous formulations that do not pull as much water... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...persists over time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and tissues are healed and destroyed at the same time. While it's not well understood, chronic inflammation is thought to... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...usually as a filler for facial wrinkles. Collagen is madefrom calf skins (bovine collagen) and grown in test tubes using human tissues(human collagen). While not specifically approved for HIV-associatedlipoatrophy, collagen is widely available... Read more »
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Strange circumstances

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
...I have super low HDL naturally(not from diet or lack of exercise) which means I have low hormones not to mention less myelin tissue protecting my nervous system. Which would make me alot more prone to something like demyelinating polyneuropathy. ... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd week) Diarrhea (for last 2 days of... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »