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Short Term Symptoms Of Hiv

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Possible Long term consequences for short term use of HIV drugs?

(Follow up question) Are there any long term or permanant damage from taking HIV meds for one week. Permanant DNA damage? Should I not have kids?Permanent bone marrow damage? Are my bones likley ok?Anything else?ThanksThanks...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Anti-HIV drugs interfere with DNA synthesis, so there is always the theoretical risk of cancers developing many years later in patients who are on long-term therapy. Also, there are some acute side effects that can develop while on shorter term... Read more »

What are the possible actute short term effects of anti-HIV drugs

What are the short term effects of HIV-drugs that you mentioned in an answer? Are there effects on... Read more »

I am only 34 but my short term memory is bad

I have noticed over the last year I had been forgetting more and more. A few weeks ago I was... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Short-Term Marijuana Use Does Not Accelerate HIV Infection, Hinder Antiretroviral Treatment, Study Says

Short-term use of marijuana or cannabinoid capsules does not accelerate HIV infection by lowering CD4 T-cell counts or increasing viral loads and does not hinder treatment with protease inhibitors, according to a study published in the Aug. 19 issue... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Type 1 Infection, and Not Short-Term HAART, Induces Endothelial Dysfunction

"Ischemic cardiovascular events increasingly occur during long-lasting HIV infection and are attributed either to the infection itself or to the use of HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy]. Endothelial dysfunction and platelet activation are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Affairs Blog: Short-, Long-Term Challenges to Global HIV/AIDS Fight

Reflecting on the New York Times ' articles about HIV/AIDS worldwide, the Health Affairs blog writes of the short- and long-term financial challenges: "[O]ver the past six years the world has pumped nearly $52 billion into fighting the pandemic,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Short-Term Risk of AIDS or Death in People Infected With HIV-1 Before Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: A Longitudinal Study

Motasim Badri of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues examined 1,399 HIV-positive people residing in Cape Town who had no access to antiretroviral drugs or who were receiving... Read more »
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Short Term Health Insurance for HIV+ Persons

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi I am Jack,
My partner has HIV, just found out recently. He was without health insurance, until he sign up through the www.emporiumshopper.com sight for insurance. They work well with guys such as Ron and I. I wanted to share my story with the... Read more »

could short illness be a symptom of HIV

Posted by Anonymous
i have been sick for a yr with all kinds of symptoms that i mentioned in my previous post, and those symptoms continue and another thing that i have noticed is that if i get sick forsay a cold or flu like symptoms, they last for only a short while,... Read more »

Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.


When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »

Long Term Symptoms without Diagnosis

Posted by concerned101, 1 Reply
I'll try to keep this brief. Here is my chronology;
1996 - no sexual contact, just kissing with exchange of saliva with a female in a foreign country. Days later, growth on underside of tongue...fleshy in color with a white tip. Over a couple of... Read more »