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Leading Causes Of Non-opportunistic Hiv Death

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Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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bad death, horrible death, terrible death etc...

Hey Doctor Bob,I know this isn't really a question for this particular forum but how bad of a death is it to die from aids? I know I am not suppose to focus on it and I should be living every lovely moment to the fullest. However, I am always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Sammy.Technically people don't die from AIDS per se. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which, if untreated, slowly destroys the immune system. Once the immune system is... Read more »

Leading Causes

I presented a lecture on AIDS awareness and prevention to a middle school. While I was there, the professor asked me what the leading cause of death was in AIDS patients. I told him that I did not have an answer, but that I'd try to get one...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The leading causes of death have changed markedly in the last several years. I think wasting syndrome has become increasingly more common. You can check what the Centers of Disease Control have to say about this at cdc.gov.... Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

Scared!! Long time use of HIV med can cause death?

Good evening Doctor!!! Currently I'm a healthy undetectable lad. The med I've been on for 6 months is complera. Doing extremely well with it. Thankfully. I've re-read some info about my med. Is it true, that over a long period of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like you're doing very well on your medications, with no side effects and an undetectable viral load.There's no evidence that taking any of the current HIV medications (assuming that one's engaged in... Read more »
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AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press

By MARIA CHENG

November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

HIV, guilt and death

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello...I just needed to talk to someone because I am sad, devastated and alone and don't know what to do at this point. I have been seeing this guy for about 1 1/2 year. On 12/5, he was admitted to the hospital and just yesterday I found out... Read more »

Worried to death

Posted by Moe, 1 Reply
Dear All,

I am anxious and worried beyond imagination and looking forward to responses, opinions and advice...

9 days ago I was in Bangkok and had sex with two different sex workers.

Both encounters involved protected vaginal sex, unprotected oral... Read more »