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Signs HIV Medications Interfering With Metabolism

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the...
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stafylococcus interfering with elisa testing?

Hello Doctor, although I have read so many reassuring answers to otehr posts of the forum, I am still worried on relying on the accuracy of my elisa testing. Tested negative after 9 months but at the time I had developed a staf. dermatitis, which my...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:No, this would not interfere with your test. You can get an accurate result after 90 days. You are well outside that window, and should trust the results of your test.In health,Richard... Read more »

Does oral chelation interfer with meds?

I recently found out that have heavy metals in my system (excess lead, arsenic mercury and tin. As these agents are probably adding additional burden to my immune system I will be starting oral chelation with DMSA. Do you know of any possible drug...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Meso-2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is a sulfhydryl-containing, water-soluble, non-toxic, orally administered metal chelator that has been in use as an antidote to heavy metal toxicity since the 1950s. More recent clinical use and research... Read more »

Does oral chelation interfer with meds?

I recently found out that have heavy metals in my system (excess lead, arsenic mercury and tin). As these agents are probably adding additional burden to my immune system I will be starting oral chelation with DMSA. Do you know of any possible...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is a sulfhydryl-containing, water-soluble, non-toxic, orally-administered metal chelator which has been in use as an antidote to heavy metal toxicity since the 1950s.It has been investigated in the medical... Read more »

HIV Meds interferring with Chemotherapy

My brother was diagnosed with HIV 20 years ago and has had some Aids defining illnesses recently. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy for Lymphoma (cycle 3 of 6) He has now been told that he needs to stop all anti-retrovirals as they are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In many but not all cases HIV meds can be continued during chemotherapy though sometimes a switch to alternative regimen may be advisable. I would defer to recommendation of your brother's HIV specialist who would be familiar with his past... Read more »
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Is losing one's voice every 3 months a sign of HIV

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My friend's voice is lost again. Fever, chills and then it goes away without any medication after 4 days. It then happens again 3 months later. What is going on? Read more »

oral sex with HIV+ woman and bad signs

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My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

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As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

We need 100 people to sign this petition!

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Please help share this petition in supporting HIV Elite Controller {LTNP} Studies. There are approximately 1200 known HIV Controllers who have the natural ability to survive with and control their infections so that they do not... Read more »