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Metabolic Coma And Hiv

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the...
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Memory loss - due to HIV or coma meds?

Hi,A friend of mine has been HIV+ for 13 years. He is 38yo. He didn't take any HIV meds until 18 months ago, when he collapsed with PCP and many other infections. He was put in a coma for a month while they treated his various illnesses. He has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
AIDS related brain problems can be seen in patients with low CD4 counts/advanced disease so that is a possibility (such as AIDS dementia or encephalopathy)-recovery is variable in severe cases. Anoxic brain damage from his collapse and other... Read more »

inducing a coma?

My friend with AIDS has infections spread through out his body...lungs, kindney, and liver. He is in severe pain at all times. His body is unable to fight off the infections faster than they are spreading. His doctors want to put him into a drug...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have never had a patient in whom it was recommended to put into a coma except in several unusual cases with high fever/seizures. KH... Read more »

Sad partner lied/in a coma

Hi, Dr. Bob. You were so kind to answer me last year when I could not believe I had accurately tested positive, since my ex and ex-ex had both said they were negative. One lied. He's in a coma now, and has been for the past 4 months. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Sad patner lied/in a coma,"Yours is a sad and frustrating story all around! Sad, because your ex or ex-ex lied. Sad, because you didn't protect yourself from ex or ex-ex, no matter what they claimed. Sad, because someone is now... Read more »

in coma for 10 days

My hus has been in coma for 10 days after a sroke he is positive.This is the second sroke, he is out of coma but very weak, his cd4 is down to 3 he is not on meds. Is it worthy putting him on meds now? pls help ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm very sorry to hear about your husband.I think that a thoughtful answer would require knowing exactly why your husband has had strokes-- was it because of cardiovascular disease or perhaps because of an AIDS-related complication. Sometimes... Read more »
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HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had 2 unprotected insertive vaginal sex possible exposures and a host of symptoms ever since. I need some real advice, my Dr. here in small town Canada is brutal. He tells me to test every month for 11 months??. I tested once and am consumed... Read more »

i2 days in coma

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has any onegonne thru the same? my hus has been 12 days in coma he had a stroke for the second time he is positive his cd4 is 3, he is not on meds. What to give so as to rise his cd4 before trying to put him on meds? will he make it with all med... Read more »

posible riesgo?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
si una persona infectada d hiv que tiene una heridita en labio hace una salsa y la pruega por dos veces con su cuchara puede infectar a kien la coma teniendo en cuenta q la herida no se le veia sangrar y comimos esa salsa despues d estar en la... Read more »

My friend died yesterday morning 5/9/06 R.I.P

Posted by Eclipse, 3 Replies
She finally died after being in a coma for a while with full blown aids. Everyone that has messed around with her have had their health fading..i hope it doesnt happen to them. I want everyone out here to understand the realism of this Disease and... Read more »