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Physiology Of Hiv

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The Well Project


...women seem to benefit as much from HIV therapy as men. These PK sex (male vs female) differences may be related to hormone changes that occur when women get their periods. PK differences also may be linked to basic biology and physiology of cells (there are differences in the cells of men and women). They may also be linked to weight differences. Standard doses of drugs are usually based upon research done predominantly in men. This means a...
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What emotional effects do HIV/AIDS do to you? Do you suffer from anger or stress or something?and what is the physiological effects it can do to you??
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The emotional effects of having HIV/AIDS are very wide ranging. Having a serious viral infection that threatens your health can be very stressful. Sometimes people get Read more »

Tired back...result of my HIV?

Dr. Frascino,Thanks so much for your voice of reason and humor. I live in Santa Clara, CA and was diagnosed with HIV a little over a month ago. I'm trying hard not to be concerned about every little thing, but I have noticed the past couple days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your "tired back" is not related to your HIV disease. Sore backs are an extremely common complaint HIV or no HIV. Physiologically speaking, we were never meant to walk upright Read more »


i would like to know the physical,physiological,psychological and social effects?thank you
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for patients or providers to discuss the side effects of antiretroviral medication. Read more »


I have been diagnosed with hiv 2 years now. I currently have a t-cell count of 468 and a viral load of 196,000 and take no meds..Do you feel that the hiv has someway enter my brain and altered my mood....I currently get anger spurs...or do you think...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...I really have no way of assessing whether or not HIV has affected your brain physiologically, whether you are having an emotional reaction to being HIV positive, whether you have Read more »
The Body PRO

The 2nd International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy

...Articles and Reports Pablo Tebas, M.D. Recent years have seen countless reports of metabolic abnormalities in HIV-infected people treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Manifestations of these metabolic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is HIV Riskier for Men With Pregnant Partners?

...Pregnancy may double the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission, according to research presented Sunday at the 2010 International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh. Researchers Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Dementia Risk Causes New Concerns

...As many as 20 percent of people with HIV may be experiencing problems with the brain's executive secretary: remembering, carrying out complex tasks, organizing paperwork, Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
...Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other Read more »

Sex - don't feel sexual

Posted by 2cyclefun, 2 Replies
I have been in a relationship for 2 years now both pos, however he does not feel sexual... is it me or something else? Read more »

Can't Get No Satisfaction

Posted by dotman32, 6 Replies
...caveat to all this .. my MD says the last thing I want at this point is to pick up another STD because that will activate the HIV. So something before that wouldn't have freaked me out too too much (thanks to antibiotics) now has me freaked out.... Read more »

Atypical lymphocytes

Posted by JillianB, 3 Replies
...Did a differential blood count on my own blood sample today as part of a lab for anatomy and physiology. I have atypical, or reactive lymphocytes... 30 out of 38 are atypical, to be exact. I know that this signifies the prescence Read more »