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Quality Of Life With Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Study Looking at Quality of Life for the HIV-Positive

The AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington is conducting research to determine the needs of local HIV/AIDS clients. The group is investigating whether having a case manager is more effective in connecting clients to services and improving their... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unsafe Sex With Casual Partners and Quality of Life Among HIV-Infected Gay Men: Evidence From a Large Representative Sample of Outpatients Attending French Hospitals (ANRS-EN12-VESPA)

According to researchers in the current study, "the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy has relaunched the debate on risky sexual behavior among HIV-infected gay men." They sought to examine the influences of lifestyle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Functional Status and Overall Quality of Life in a Multiethnic HIV-Positive Population

The current study examines the numerous sociodemographic and behavioral variables associated with quality of life among multiethnic, economically disadvantaged HIV/AIDS patients. The researchers collected data in fall 2000 from 348 patients visiting... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 with a wide range... Read more »

Food and exercise to improve the quality of a HIV life

hi, I have a friend who has recently discovered that he has aids. he does not place much emphasis on hygiene or health. he takes drugs, parties hard and sometimes does not sleep for days. what can i recommend to him to improve his quality of life in...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It does not sound like anything you tell him will be effective. However,there is no magic here. He should do what his mother would tell him to do. Eat 3 times per day a well balanced diet high in vegetables and fruit. He should exercise aerobically... Read more »

HIV Meds And Low Quality Of Life

Hello and thank you in advance for answering my question.I started out my first regimen with Sustiva about 10 years ago and developed mental illness which was cleared up literally within days after being put on a new regimen which consisted and...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. Unfortunately, the origins of major depressive disorder are difficult to determine. Since you had about four years on these meds without any psychiatric side effects it is particularly hard to say if they are involved. All of... Read more »

no bull -life expectancy/quality of life question to the only doc who understands :-)

Hi Doc Bob, I wanted to pose you a no-bull life expectancy/quality of life question (i understand that you have no crystal ball) but as someone who has lived and seen the darkest days of the virus come and go- i need to ask this question- can i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nelson,First off, all my responses are "no bull" and second, you are correct: I don't have an infallible crystal ball. However, I certainly can give my opinion. Even in the bad ol' days of the epidemic, I always encouraged... Read more »
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Quality v.s. Quantity

Posted by christopher_blue, 7 Replies
I need some advice. I have been diagnosed with aids now for 4 years, since my diagnosis I have been on combivir and Susativa, and now am taking Kaletra and Truvada. My problem has been fatigue, diahrreah, nausea, problems sleeping, and depression... Read more »

quality vs quanity- meds or sex

Posted by chrgd71, 3 Replies
i dont knowwhat to do. i have no one to talk to about this that can understand the decisions i need to make without scolding me like a 3 year old. i dont even now how to ask this question!! i love sex. all of it, multiple partners, blindfolds,... Read more »

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people infected with HIV and included supplements and complementary therapies. These kept me healthy and were... Read more »

COORDINATOR, CHILD LIFE PROGRAM GMHC NYC

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
COORDINATOR, CHILD LIFE PROGRAM, Women and Family Services
GMHC New York

The Coordinator of Child Life Program is responsible for the coordination, management and supervision of all program activities, outreach and education initiatives to children... Read more »