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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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Skin hyperpigmentation in AIDS patients = an hypophyse dysfunction?

Is there any treatment or medicine for the hyperpigmentation in Aids patients?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment for hyperpigmentation can be frustrating even in the general population. A consultation by a dermatologist is often recommended to make a proper diagnosis and to determine whether any of the drugs may be contributing or is there a non-HIV... Read more »

Re: Inflammation Assays

Hi Dr. Holodniy, Regarding your question to my question regarding inflammatory problems related to HIV infections:Regarding psoriatic arthritis, over fifteen years ago, I saw three different doctors and received several prescriptions, none of which...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You raise several interesting issues about concomitant inflammatory processes in someone with HIV infection. It is potentially a very complex interaction that is not well understood. On the one hand, inflammatory diseases could activate t cells... Read more »

Aspirin to reduce inflammation?

Hi DocI had a thought- I know one of the concerns that HIV patients have is increasing effects of long term inflammation. Is something as simple as taking aspirin a good idea for HIV patients to consider?ThanksMike...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Mike and thanks for posting your interesting question.Aspirin is known to decrease heart disease risk in men and stroke risk in women. It's actually recommended for many individuals for this reason. It's cheap, well tested, has a... Read more »

Inflammation

Hello Doctor,This question is not directly related to HIV treatment but this seemed the most appropriate place to ask. In many responses it is mentioned that response to treatment is impacted by many things including amount and duration of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV damage to the immune system (in particular the gut) results in scarring of the tissues and smouldering inflammation (for example if the gut is scarred it may leak more bacterial products into the body/blood system causing inflammation). ART... Read more »
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Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant.
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skin problems

Posted by cowboys, 2 Replies
Since being diagnosed with HIV I have experienced folliculitis. It has not responded to the antibiotics given by my dermatologist who seems to have given up on it. I am not on any meds yet. Is this something that we with HIV just have to live with? Read more »

skin conditions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have recently tested positive to hiv and also have a genetic disposition to keliod scaring... since reading alot of litreture on minor skin infections due to hiv... i am questioning if this scaring is due to the virus... has anyone else out there... Read more »