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Restrictions On The Ability Of Hiv Positive People To Play On Sports Teams

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Fat gain : It is less clear what causes fat gain. Taking proteaseinhibitors (PIs), another class of HIV drug, may increase the risk of fataccumulation. Another theory is that insulin resistance and increased lipidlevels play a role in fat gain Increased lipids: Some of the PIs are believed to increase lipidlevels. It is still not clear which ones are most likely to do this, butReyataz (atazanavir) seems to be the least...
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Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...measurement of diffusing capacity of the lungs and is decreased in patients with emphysema.At the end of two years, the 63 patients displayed marked declines in lung function, going from an average FEV1 of 88% predicted to 83.2% and a DLCO of... Read more »


My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A CD4 count of 12 is dangerously low and leaves your husband at increased risk for developing an HIV/AIDS-related opportunistic infection or malignancy. Is he being followed by an HIV specialist? New, novel-acting HIV drugs have Read more »

Stopped smoking-V.L. shot up.

Whats up,I recently stopped smoking two or so months ago, when I did my blood work just last week, My V. Load shot up nearly a 1,000 points and my liver showed signs of unsteady rest. The Doctors have asked me if I've been sick, and I haven't. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...both HIV positive people and organ transplant recipients who take immunosuppressive drugs, indicating that immune dysfunction plays a role. Cervical and Anal Cancer Women who smoke have a significantly higher risk of cervical cancer, caused by... Read more »


Could you post or repost the article on smoking ! It was not there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...other benefits, including sharper senses of taste and smell, healthier-looking skin, whiter teeth, improved ability to engage in sports or other strenuous activities, and economic savings in terms of lower health insurance premiums and money not... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...heart beat. Singulair was prescribed and within five days his symptoms had settled. The doctors suggest that leukotrienes may play a role in IRIS. Although this case does not prove that this therapy works, it may open up new research into using... Read more »
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Posted by dcboy20, 11 Replies there ever a day that you stop thinking about begin hiv postive it all i can think about and it drive me crazy even when i am at work i think about it any idea to get it off my mind Read more »

and the band played on

Posted by hopefulone, 5 Replies
...i started reading and the band played on...i am 30 and i had viewed the movie many years ago....i cannot put the book down it is amazing. we are all so fortunate Read more »

Playing the Aids Card....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...refrigerators full of food, and my meds need refridgeration" she then asked what kind of meds i took, and i simply told her, i live with AIDS, the meds cost me about 1800.00 month, i have 6-800.00 dollars in food in the freezers/refridges, and if... Read more »

Want a female to play with my ....................

Posted by James1941, 4 Replies
...Ha, you dirty minded females. Admit it, you all thought/hoped that I wanted someone to play with the old fella?????? No bloody way, that died when I was diagnosed. Now I want a female to play with my mind. Ok, so I Read more »