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Oxidative Stress And Hiv Infection

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Antioxidants and oxidative stress.

Hello Dr. Keith Henry:I am sending you this email with several questions and concerns about HIV/AIDS - I sincerly hope that you can answer my questions or direct me to who ever can. Or send a copy of this email to who ever can answer my questions...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
AIDS is the result of immune system damage from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Low glutathione levels would not result in a positive test for HIV. Oxidative stress is a complex topic. In the days before effective HIV medication was... Read more »

Oxide Derivatives? WHy are these Special?

Dr. Gerald,You are the coolest doctor on this site. Can you tell me why these compounds are... Read more »


I would like to know the effect of HAART on the total antioxidant capacity of PLWHAs.Kris... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Stressed: Stressful and Traumatic Experiences Among Individuals With HIV/AIDS in the Deep South

Among persons living with HIV infection, a history of traumatic and/or stressful experiences is prevalent "and has been consistently associated with poorer health outcomes," the authors wrote. Yet little is known about incident stressful experiences... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anxiety/Stress Among Mothers Living With HIV: Effects on Parenting Skills and Child Outcomes

In their introduction the authors noted, "Parental HIV infection has been associated with negative outcomes for children, and parenting skills appear to be one mechanism operating in that association." The current study examines the relations... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Coping With Stress

Clinicians who treat patients with HIV disease have long accepted the notion that stress affects immune function. Indeed, this belief is nearly as old as the epidemic itself: counseling patients to reduce the number of stressors in their life has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effect of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on HIV Disease Progression Following Hurricane Katrina

After any disaster, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological outcome. The researchers designed the current study to examine the effects of PTSD on disease progression among HIV-positive patients in metropolitan New Orleans,... Read more »
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Stressed about getting infected.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had an unprotected anal sex with another gay male about 3 weeks ago. Ive been worried sick since then and been looking the internet like crazy for more HIV information. I found this forum from those search and found it to be very helpful and... Read more »

Is it stress or am I infected

Posted by Kcm, 4 Replies

I had sex with an escort about 6 months ago. I fingered her and she smelt real bad. I then had oral and sex with her with a condom. The condom was Intact after I pulled out. I don't think it tore.
I am circumsized. A day later I was itching all over... Read more »

20 months of HIV stress

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I can't believe all I have been through for the last 20 months. After a "low risk" encounter outside my marriage I came down with a strange illness a few days later. It was something I had never felt before, consisting of a very flushed feeling,... Read more »

Full Symtoms List for those STRESSED about HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies


Racing HeartPerspiration/sweaty hands
Butterflies in StomachHeadaches
Tiring EasilyNervous Ticks
Urinating FrequentlyDifficulty Sleeping
Difficulty BreathingDizziness
RestlessnessSusceptibility to... Read more »