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Skin Repair And Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...prevent the liver from working properly. Symptoms of Liver Damage Symptoms of liver damage or liver disease include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes) If you have these symptoms you should call your health care provider. However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is...
Ask the Experts

To be, or not to be.

Dear Dr. Bob,Hi! I have been reading your forum, it is very interesting, and informative, and you are doing a great job. I am sorry. I did not realise that you, yourself are positive. Well done for being so courageous. Go You!I am a 52 year old...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Chinzia,Unprotected sex with an HIVer certainly does put you at risk for STDs, including HIV. However, you've now had at least three negative HIV tests. If any of Read more »

Slow Healing of Wound

I'm taking Lamivudine+Zidovudine+Nevirapene for 4 years and replaced Zidovudine to Tenofovir 6 months ago due to lipodistrophy on my legs. My CD4 count has remained consistent at 411+ lately. 2 weeks ago I accidentally cut my hands underneath my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Generally HIV+ persons heal pretty well in my experience. Finger infections can be slow healing even in the general population if there is lots of swelling which can make it difficult even for properly chosen (based on culture Read more »

Blessings from Ireland, and.....

Hi dr. Bob,If I'd have know you were in Dublin, I would surely have wanted to meet you, and buy you a drink. I hope you enjoyed your travels on these islands. Dublin is a fun city, but the best thing about Ireland is the countryside. It is so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections, vaginal infections, a dry cough, a systemic yeast infection, where my skin, and nails, have become sticky, slow healing wounds, bleeding gums. All of this began in Jaunary, and has become progressivly worse since then. I have now lost... Read more »

slow healing wounds

are slow healing wounds (that stay pink and do not return to the flesh colour) a sign that the immune system is severely depressed in HIV+ people?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye inflammation. Although less... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...10 may help with immune function. Essential fatty acids found in evening primrose oil or flaxseed oil can help with dry skin and scalp. N-Acetyl-Cysteine , an antioxidant, can help maintain body levels of glutathione. Glutathione is one of... Read more »

An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

...main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...disappointing results. New approaches are being studied. One of these is a therapeutic vaccine called DermaVir. It is applied to the skin. DermaVir has completed a Phase II study. In another study, a combination of HIV vaccines and interleukin-2... Read more »
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Exhausted, Confused, and Angst Ridden.

Posted by yoshimi2, 2 Replies
...rapidly. These symptoms progressed, during he course of the last six months to: night sweats, chils, fevers, skin allergies,slow healing wounds, bleeding gums, urine infections, thrsh: feelig sticky all over; a dry cough; and sebborec dermatitis... Read more »


Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply

HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...bottom) approximately 8-10 on each arm. They have slowing seemed to disappear however still seem to be like pimples under my skin. My concern is that they would start as a red or brownish spot that would heal over with a small elevated scab later... Read more »

Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 3 Replies, find the required oil, and rectify the cause of the now lit Oil Light, and avoid the cost of damaging the engine beyond repair? Because we know less about the care of our bodies than we do about the maintenance, and care, of cars, and... Read more »