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The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB Diagnosing TB TB Symptoms TB Treatment The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs and respiratory system. Along with HIV, TB is the one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. It is estimated that 10-15 million people in the U.S. are infected with TB. And the disease is much more common in...
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HIV + and Gym

I have read before that HIV + persons should do light training in the gym. Is this true and why?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...exercise is good for everyone, with or without HIV. The rationale for exercise is that it conditions your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, it is helpful to dispel moderate anxiety, it helps you sleep better at night, it improves your... Read more »

HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...count less than 200 cells or the onset of a particular type of illness that suggests a weakened immune system. Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

Paranoid Republican - Back with another question

Dr. Bob,I hope you are doing well. It has been a long time since I have been here--and a long time since I was a worried-well.But (and there is always a but) I have a mild concern to which I probably already know the answer, but would love your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tea-bagger at an anti-Obama rally hosted by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, OK? There are many potential causes of recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. Your doctor (or an infectious disease specialist) should be able to conduct the... Read more »

How are you and your partner dealing with upcoming swine flu?

All people with HIV are recommended to get a swine vaccination and a regular flu vaccination. Since the swine flu vaccination will not be available till October, would you recommend that people with HIV get the regular flu shot now and then go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with HIV infection, especially persons with low CD4 cell counts, are known to be at higher risk for viral and bacterial lower respiratory tract infections and for recurrent pneumonias. Evidence that influenza can be more severe for HIV-infected... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...uninfected infants ( Thea et al. NEJM 1993;329:1696). in South Africa, the death rate for children hospitalized with severe lower respiratory tract infections was 6.5 times higher for HIV-infected infants than for uninfected children ( Madhi ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Who ever said living was easy wasnt very realistic. And Im not trying to sound bitter. Living is simply THE EXPERIENCE and those who still have the chance must seek for meaning rather than just keep complaining all the time. Ive been reading some... Read more »

HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
...Hi all...Im new here and I have a question I hope you all can help me with. My hubby is HIV+ and Im negative. Hubbys numbers are pretty good. CD4 370s VL is undectable. He has decided he wants to raise chickens! Im concerned Read more »

hiv test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...patients 54 11.Flu 36 12.Flu vaccination 30, 11, 3, 20, 13, 43 13.Herpes simplex I 27 14.Herpes simplex II 11 15.Upper respiratory tract infection (cold or flu) 11 16.Recent viral infection or exposure to viral vaccines 11 17.Pregnancy in... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...patients 54 11.Flu 36 12.Flu vaccination 30, 11, 3, 20, 13, 43 13.Herpes simplex I 27 14.Herpes simplex II 11 15.Upper respiratory tract infection (cold or flu) 11 16.Recent viral infection or exposure to viral vaccines 11 17.Pregnancy in... Read more »