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Noticeable Symptoms Of People With Hiv

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Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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Initial treatment with the least noticeable mood changes

I live in Buenos Aires (Argentina), I am a 34 year old male and was diagnosed positive (asymptomatic) on May 21st. My baseline lab work showed a CD4 count of 790 (36 %) and a VL of 89,000; CBC shows normal values al across (except very slightly...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting from Buenos Aires.I'm sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. Indeed, starting medications could be an option for you, but know that your current CD4 count is in the normal range, so there isn't a major... Read more »

A donation coming /Hiv resistant people

DOC I am now at breaking point, i have been under enormous stress for 8 months. I had protected sex last Aug in China but due to symptoms feel the condom must have failed.I have significant weight loss, gastric and throat and ear problems...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be very brief and direct, as your situation is so similar to so many others already posted in the archives, and my advice is exactly the same.You had "protected sex," therefore your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent,... Read more »

Starting to notice lipodystrophy

Hi Ben,I've been HIV positive since 2003, not on meds yet, viral load undetectable, CD4 is 1202 as of Feb 2010, was 701 in Sept of 2009. So really I'm not sure where it truly is...Forearms, legs, and face are thinning. Should I start on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello T. and thanks for your post.It seems that there are a few issues that need to be sorted out before concluding that you have HIV-related lipodystrophy. First, understanding what the basis of your abnormal lupus/ANA antibodies is important,... Read more »

Does the blood have to be noticable?

I read an archive where someone shook hands with an HIV+ man who had severly dry and peeling hands. You said there was no risk, unless fresh blood-to-fresh blood. What exactly does that entail? Like the 2 people have to have cut eachother at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What does fresh blood-to-fresh blood entail??? I'm not sure I can state it any simpler than that! An HIV-infected person's fresh blood must get into an HIV-negative person's blood stream. The infected blood gains access via... Read more »
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No noticed symptoms = lower likelihood of seroconv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've had a nasty experience--a gentleman who was penetrating me (a male) took off the condom and engaged in unprotected sex with me for a couple of minutes. Fortunately, there doesn't seem to have been any ejaculation.

The one-in-five-hundred... Read more »

Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

Do HIV positive people have these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, are dry skin / dandruff, and sweating symptoms of HIV. Over the past year I have noticed both excessive dandruff and sweating. I also have dry skin on my face and the skin on my cheeks flakes off on occasion. I dont really have night sweats,... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »