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Physical Symptoms Of Hiv In Men

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. HIV treatment has changed so drastically in recent years that the medical side of HIV has become much easier to tackle in most parts of the world. Newer HIV meds have increasingly few side effects, people on HIV treatment may live just as long as their HIV-negative counterparts , and many people need only take medications once or...
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Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
This question is commonly asked on this and other Forums. While there are several signs and symptoms that are frequently associated with HIV (See HIV/AIDS Basics section of this web site), none of them are specific for HIV. Therefore, a diagnosis of... Read more »

Anabolic Therapies for HIV poz men

I have been doing some research into Anabolic steriod therapy for HIV poz guys. What is your oppion of this type of therapy....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I am generally unenthusiastic about anabolic agents although I am happy to supplement testosterone in individuals who are consistently hypogonadal. Testosterone and its derivative drugs predominantly increase lean body muscle mass and are thus... Read more »

The difference in symptoms between men and women

I am doing a group research project for one of my college courses and one of my areas of research is to find out what the difference in symptoms are from men to women, if there are any at all. Could you please tell me if there are any differences...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
I am unaware of major differences in terms of signs and symptoms of HIV disease between men and women except that HIV infected women are at very high risk of developing cervical cancer.BJ Brooks Jackson, M.D.... Read more »

Physical Signs of Infection

What types of physical signs would someone exhibit during the first year of infection? Which are the most common? ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The acute infection syndrome of HIV is usually manifested by fever, headache, swollen glands, rash on the back and chest and other flu-like symptoms. These are usually transient, lasting a few days to a couple of weeks. Some patients can have... Read more »
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Physical symptoms keep coming back?

Posted by haley, 3 Replies
So I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »

Gay Men's HIV+ Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Our self-run group is comprised of 7-10 members. We've been in existence for more than 10 years. Meetings are free of charge, held on Thursday eves in an attractive comfortable space near Gramercy Park in NYC. Our ages range from 30's on up. From... Read more »

Looking for HIV/AIDS Gay Men as Cool Friends

Posted by Bravew, 3 Replies
my name is Bravewolf I'm an Hiv neg Gay white Male living
in Huntsville,Alabama. but I'm very Hiv/Aids Friendly &
Just looking for other Gay males who are living with HIV or
AIDS for Friendship & maybe possibly more mostly friends
I'm 5,5,... Read more »