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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...
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, et. al.Clin... Read more »

PML AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

I HAV BEEN SUFFERING FROMPML SINCE 4/99. I HAAVE BEEN GETTING STRONGER SLOWLY. I GET IN HOME... Read more »

pml & physical therapy

I am suffering from pml. i was diagnosed in april of 99. i began cidofovir treatments in july.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Improvements in Physical Wellbeing Over the First Two Years on Antiretroviral Therapy in Western Kenya

While improvements in physical wellbeing during the first six months of antiretroviral therapy (ART) are well documented, little is known regarding long-term follow-up. The authors conducted a prospective cohort study to assess wellbeing during the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mental Health Needs of HIV Sufferers Up as Medications Help Physical Symptoms

Thanks to improved HIV drug therapy, there is a burgeoning demand to treat the mental health needs of those living longer with the disease. And psychiatrists gathering in Banff, Alberta, for the Canadian Psychiatric Association meeting Thursday are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Physical Trauma in an HIV-Positive Sample From the Deep South

Sexual and severe physical abuse in childhood is associated with the following in adults: post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, dissociation, substance abuse, revictimization, high-risk sexual behaviors, and engaging in abuse of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Prevalence of Childhood Emotional, Physical and Sexual Trauma Among a Canadian Cohort of HIV-Seropositive Illicit Drug Users

More resources are needed to respond to the long-term effects of childhood maltreatment upon injection drug users (IDU) who are HIV-positive, according to the current study. The authors examined the prevalence and correlates of antecedent emotional,... Read more »
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Physical

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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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 »

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 »

Question about Alternative Therapies

Posted by AustinGuy, 3 Replies
I found out about my status relatively recently (October 05) and now am in the mode of learning all I can and trying to build a strategy for battling the virus.

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with accupuncture as part of their... Read more »