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Living With Both Hiv And Diabetes

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Study Finds Increased Rate of Kidney Damage in People Living With Both HIV and Diabetes

According to a recent study, U.S. researchers found an increased rate of kidney damage in HIV-positive individuals who also have diabetes. An early indicator of kidney damage is albuminuria, a buildup of a certain type of protein in the urine. Of... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Pregnancy and HIV

In the dark old days of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when little HIV treatment was available, having HIV dashed all hopes of motherhood. But today, with the right care, a woman with HIV can expect to lead a long and healthy life. So, if your... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Guide to Living With HIV for Hispanics - Step 7

HIV researchers have not yet discovered a single combination of HIV medications that's best for everyone. Each combination has its advantages and disadvantages. For people who are starting on their first HIV treatment combination, each treatment... Read more »
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AIDS can live longer than DIABETES

Hi Benjamin,I read a recent article on life expectancy for patients with HIV/AIDS with interest. According to the latest research done in UK, a HIV/AIDS patients on average is expected to live almost a normal lifespan minus 5 years off if he is a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Yes, I'd agree. People living with HIV who have access to medications and can be adherent to pills and appointments do indeed have life expectancies that are estimated to very close to normal. Several studies from... Read more »

live with hiv at 26

I found out yesterday that I was hiv+. To be honest, today 7-7-7, suppose to be the luckiest day of the year, it's the first full day I've lived "knowing" that I have hiv. I have heard from people that I have talked to in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I remember the day I got my positive test and it was full of uncertainties. Of course that was January 1991, which was still considered the "dark ages" as far as the pandemic is concerned. I... Read more »

Is it really true HIV+ people can live normal life spans? How quickly do they need to be treated?

I will start by admitting my paranoia. I'm terrified to be tested for HIV. I am 30 years old and I have been happily married for 5 years. I have been sexually active since the age 16 and have not always practiced safe sex. Although I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is not really a hepatitis question. However, the treatment of HIV now is much like diabetes or hypertension. If treated appropriately, and reasonably early the expectation is that people should live almost normal life spans. If you are worried... Read more »

HIV + received live H1N1 Flumist vaccine in error

Hi Dr. Frascino,My husband on 1/9/10 received the H1N1 live vaccine in error at the VA. We called his Infectious Disease doctor who basically said all we could do is watch and wait and indicated that if he develops severe flu like symptoms that he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, I would not recommend revaccinating with the killed injectable H1N1 vaccine. The FluMist live vaccine is a risk for those with suppressed or deficient immune systems; however, there is no reason to believe it would not provide effective... Read more »
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Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »

Important: share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »