Organ Systems Involved Or Affected By Hiv

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common cause of KS now is HIV infection. KS is a sign of AIDS. KS usually shows up in the skin, or in the linings of the mouth, nose, or eye. KS can also spread to the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines, and lymph nodes. KS involves the...
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KS Treatment 2010

Dear Dr. Bob,First off I know this isn't the correct forum for this issue but I haven't seen/ noticed any active which would be applicable so if you could help or point me in the right direction it would be most appreciated!I was diagnosed with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Certainly no apology needed! I would recommend you consult an HIV-knowledgeable oncologist. Certainly it's possible the lesions will melt away if you have additional immune reconstitution (rise Read more »

purple patches

Can a Kaposi sarcoma flat lesion, occur in one day, ie suddenly. I have about a dime size lesion on my thigh and it occurred in one day. it blanches though, can it still be Kaposi. Has been there a week unchanged.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also worth noting that K.S. can sometimes occur even with high CD4 cell counts. You can read much more about K.S. in the archives. I'll reprint a sample below.Finally, and perhaps most important, are you HIV positive or just worrying about... Read more »

KS on the bottom of foot

I was just diagnosed with KS that appeared on the bottom of my foot between the "pinky toe" and the one next to it. The lesion was open and oozing before it was cut out by a podiatrist. I just recently started treatment with Atripla and wondered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Patrick,You postponed treatment of your HIV/AIDS because you had no insurance and qualifying for assistance is a "nightmare"!?!?! Now you're struggling with Kaposi's sarcoma, Read more »

weight loss

people who live with the virus do they loose weight.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...high percentage of HIV infected persons will become ill over time. AIDS-related illness can involve a wide range of germs and organ systems. Frequently patients lose weight as their illness-in the absence of effective treatment-progresses. KH Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis a special problem for people whose hands are often in water, like bartenders or dishwashers. Infection Throughout the Body Systemic candidiasis is when Candida spreads throughout the body, and it can be life-threatening. Infection might... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Theperipheral nerves run through the body like webbing, connecting all the partsof the body to the brain and the spine. Any disorder involving the peripheralnervous system is called peripheral neuropathy or PN. The most common peripheral... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »
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Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...through local partner treatment facilities (LPTF) provides increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) to persons with HIV/AIDS in resource poor settings. The project is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), as part... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... Any truth to these sites? Who to believe: government sites or activist sites? The more I research information about HIV and AIDS, the more complicated the relationship between the two seems to be and the more treatments... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my Read more »

UNAIDS Delegates:Africa/Europe/Latin America/N.Ame

Posted by Anonymous
...delegation and their representatives. Find ways to ensure that the representatives of the entire NGO PCB Delegation are fully involved in the work of the PCB. Ensure full attendance and participation of all its NGO delegates representatives at... Read more »
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