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Physical Therapy And Hiv

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Physical therapy for persons with HIV

Hi Rick, I'm interested in the physical therapy side of AIDS/HIV. How is it used for pain management and keeping the functional level intact with the progression of patients. Do the majority of Aids pt's follow thru with a physical therapy program?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Let me refer you to the following review articles that discuss physical therapy in persons with HIV infection:Physical therapy management for the patient with HIV. Lower extremity challenges.Galantino M, Read more »

CNS toxoplasmosis

I was wondering if there is any correlation between CNS toxoplasmosis and stroke? I am a physical... Read more »

hiv and stroke

My grandmother is 73 years and is hiv positive. She started using ARVs in September, last year.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Yoga as Physical, Emotional Therapy for People Living With HIV/AIDS, Other Chronic Diseases

... The New York Times on Thursday examined how people with chronic diseases -- including HIV/AIDS, cancer, osteoporosis and Crohn's disease -- increasingly are choosing yoga classes to help reduce discomfort caused by Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Alternative and Complementary Therapies

...Many People Use Alternative Therapies? Alternative therapies are very popular. In the United States, over 70% of people with HIV have used some kind of an alternative therapy. Many people use them regularly. Some health insurance plans pay for... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many... Read more »
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Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
...insurance that will pay not just for hiv meds and docs, but also for a psychologist, chiropractor, and heart, diabetes, dental, physical therapy, and other types of doctors and medical procedures. Also home health care or home help if possible. ... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...people with AIDS getting a disease of the long bones called avascular necrosis. Some researchers are positing that long term HIV infection and perhaps the meds can lead to early onset osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and degeneration of the... Read more »

Myelopathy

Posted by Kipling
...had 2 MRI's & nothing is shown but thinning of the spinal cord. No neurologist has given me any direction of hope except for physical therapy which I have tried countless times. I haven't been told that I'll never walk again, but i could sure... Read more »