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Quality Of Life Management And Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...cause many side effects that involve the gut. When GI problems are drug side effects, they usually go away after a few days or weeks. But for some HIV+ people, these side effects can last longer and have a serious impact on quality of life. It's best to report GI symptoms to your health care provider to determine if they are a side effect of treatment or a symptom of something more serious. You can also use the following tips to manage...
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Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ever 'de bulk' all this visceral fat? It needs it because this is much more than 'cosmetic' and is severely compromising his quality of life. Thanks for any thoughts or advice."Is HIV really a chronic, manageable condition for his patient? The... Read more »

Anna-Anne Life quality - feedback after some months

Hi Mr. Molaghan; this time I have no specific question also because most of my doubts have been cleared by this web site, helping me to deal with my HIV+ status. I'm Anne and I was asking you a suggestion about what to do with my stressy lifestyle,...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Hello Anne,It's good to hear from you again. Thanks for your feedback. I'm sure Anna will be interested in your comments. It's sounds like you're doing well. Keep up the good work. Read more »

chronic manageable disease

Dr. Frascino,I keep hearing that hiv is now a chronic manageable disease. My question is: Is it really? Whenever I read literature it always says if you keep your viral load down. But what if you can't keep it down? What if none of the medication...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ever 'de bulk' all this visceral fat? It needs it because this is much more than 'cosmetic' and is severely compromising his quality of life. Thanks for any thoughts or advice."Is HIV really a chronic, manageable condition for his patient? The... Read more »

Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The Side Effect of therapy forum is focused on brief discussions of side effects of specific HIV medication. In general there is continued concern that long term infection with HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Symptoms and Quality of Life in Women

... Symptoms and Quality of Life What Symptoms Do Women Experience? A Systems Approach Self-Assessment and Self-Care Symptom Screening and Management Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Poverty, Protest, Policy -- and Well-Kept Secrets of Positive Women and Risk Reduction

...couples jointly decide that weighing all options, the risk of the negative partner acquiring HIV is less important than the perceived quality of life and quality of intimacy and relationship available by foregoing condoms. These are not... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated depression can cause you to miss medication doses and can lower your quality of life. Depression is a "whole body" issue that can interfere with your physical health, thinking, feeling, and... Read more »
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Best place to live in USA with HIV?

Posted by TonyBakerOK, 4 Replies
...access ANY RW funds in you are already on medicare/medicaid as I am.. Well some things YES< but others are for housing, quality of life, etc etc.. BUT anyway, I would be peeing against the wind if I fought it here, as Oklahoma is well,... Read more »

ANIMO Case Manager NYC

Posted by Robert1
...transportation, mental health/ substance use assistance. Provide and arrange for services needed to remove barriers to improved quality of life and prevention of HIV, hepatitis and STIs. Promote and facilitate access to all NYHRE services. Serve... Read more »

Quality v.s. Quantity

Posted by christopher_blue, 7 Replies
...considering giving up on the meds but also know that is not an option. Am I the only one who is asking what is more important in life quality of life or quantity. It would help if I knew I was not alone. Please help.... Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...for Africa based in Nairobi. The rewards of this challenging position will be satisfaction in saving lives and improving the quality of life for thousands of HIV infected persons and their families. Responsibilities: Project Planning 1.Takes... Read more »