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...Thelong-term effects are unknown and results can be different from person toperson. It is important to consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologistexperienced in treating HIV
-related lipodystrophy. If you are planning on using
a treatment, and especially if you plan to go outside of the US to obtain it,check with the product's manufacturer to make sure your provider has beenproperly trained to perform the procedure. The treatments are...
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I'm not sure which forum to ask this question on but here goes...I enjoy singing and I'm afraid the HIV virus will affect my singing voice. I already hear a difference. Also lately I've been very congested, especially in the nasal area. Everyone...
rarely directly effect sing
ing (the throat/larnyx). More often chronic irritation from drainage (from allergies for example), over use from sing
ing, smoking, Read more »
I am HIV positive CD4 503 30 CD4 percentage and Viral Load 77. I continue to get open sores since I was a child. I am on Valtrex but continue to be an issue. Any recommendations on other type of drugs to treat open sores.
The question is what is the cause. Although they could be herpes virus related, in which case valtrex could be effective, they could be caused by something else, in which case valtrex might not be effective. Sometimes a biopsy is required in cases... Read more »
I recently wrote about my swollen lymph node under my arm. My Gallium Scan not only lit up under my arm, but everywhere else. I had had a negayive gallium in July. I started MINE chemotherapy. The lump is almost gone. My doctor will admit me each...
...lymphoma diagnosis; hearing that it's come back can be really tough. I'm happy to hear that you are responding to the MINE chemotherapy
; your nurse is correct that this is a hard regimen- hopefully it's hard on your tumor. Is your viral load... Read more »
A month ago my VL was 250000 and my cd4 was 250. Doctor put me on Atripla. I noticed that I get mouth sores all the time. They come and go as I use over the counter medication. I had them under control but now I got this flu from hell and I got the...
...their treatment. These are the messages that I want to share with you.There are a few different possible explanations for your mouth sores
. For their best assessment and management, I refer you back to your doctor, who can examine you and compare... Read more »
...glucose to get into your cells, you need insulin. Insulin is ahormone made by the pancreas. If your body has a problem making or using
insulin, glucose can't get into your cells. As a result, glucose stays in theblood and the cells do not get... Read more »
...belly fat: Serostim: This drug is a man-made version of hgH Tesamorelin: This drug is a man-made growth hormone releasing
factor, whichcauses the body to produce more hgH In HIV
studies, Serostim lowered visceral belly fat by 30... Read more »
...to do? For Annie Lennox, the answer is become an HIV
advocate. Inspired by a Nelson Mandela speech, in 2007 Lennox founded SING
-- an activist group that uses music to raise both awareness and money to help women and children living with... Read more »
...right. But remember: Some unproven treatments might be harmful to your health. Health insurance will not pay for them. Using
unproven treatments could make you delay using
other treatments that really work, giving your illness time to get... Read more »
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OMG.... Im getting these cankersores all the time, everytime i eat pizza i get them and i never did before, and sometimesi get these weird burning kind of tingling feeling in my mouth but it feels like a canker sore but it only lasts 5-10 minutes... Read more »
...I have been getting several Apthous mouth sores
the last month. I got 2 in the last 4 weeks and I am going crazy!! I have a negative elisa at 5 months. I had protected sex with Read more »
I keep getting sores on my gums that come and go within 48 hors, they are tender but not painful, and not like the canker sores I sometimes get. I've been to the dentist, but can never get in within the 48 hours that I have these things. I also have... Read more »
...for a few days with a mild sore throat that lasted a day or two and I dropped 3-4 lbs. I tested neg six weeks later via oral rapid
test.The counsellor told me don't worry about it & its not HIV
. Now, 6 months later I notice I am getting... Read more »