Is There A Bad Body Odor When You Have HIV

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although there is no official definition of lipodystrophy in HIV, it isgenerally broken down into two...
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putrid body and breath odor and HIV

Why do i have a really putrid body and breath odor? I was diagnosed with HIV+ in October 2008 and have just started meds a week ago
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...New body odor has not been an issue with the vast majority of persons with either HIV infection or on treatment. I thorough history and physical Read more »

Body Odor

Hi, I have read only 4 questions dealing with body odors and am confused as each case seems to be unique. I have been on medication for 2+ years now and for the past six months or so I have an unpleasant odor that seems to be comming from my groin....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have had numerous patients on regimens similar to yours without complaints of unusual body odor so it is difficult for me to pin down if one of your meds is contributing significantly to the problem. Effexor can cause increase Read more »

Do I all have or will be getting it

My body odor and feet most has a fungus atheles foot odor doctor have just ignoring this issue when I bring up I eventually to an alternative medicine doctor test for the epstein barr which was positive and I read some where this is related to aids...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...past infection, which is extremely common and not at all worrisome. It has nothing to do with HIV/AIDS or your smelly feet and body odor! I would suggest you see a dermatologist (skin doctor). Your problem is most likely very easily rectifiable.... Read more »

Body Cleanse with Atripla

I am currently taking Atripla and my viral load is undetectable. I am thinking about doing a whole body cleanse with a product by Enzymatic Therapy. I was wondering if it is safe to use this product and if it will interfere with my medication.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...including an improved immune system and increased energy, as well as relief from indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, body odor, candida, acne, mucus colitis, gas, food cravings, fatigue, obesity, diverticulosis, bad breath,... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men

Posted by TheBody
...Are you a man who's into other men? Are you looking for HIV/AIDS information from a safe, trusted place that was created with you in mind?'s new HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Read more »


Posted by uglyduck, 3 Replies
...and it was negative(if i keep testing it will remain negative). I know it was kind of cool when I came here all scare about HIV, but hey!!! is time to move on. Is like when you breakup with a girl, you move on!!!.... Is pretty obvious to me that... Read more »

HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research S

Posted by Dolbylife, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research Study A few years ago, when I was 24 yrs Read more »