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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treatment is to find the right health care provider. Look for a health care provider who specializes in treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV disease, there are many treatments that help keep HIV under control. There are now over 20 HIV...
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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
...health providers.FRAM (Fat Redistribution and Metabolic Change in HIV infection) followed 922 men and women living with HIV along with 278 HIV-negative individuals. The study compared the association of HIV infection with death after adjusting... Read more »

Foot cramps when laying down

I am positive for 24 years and a CD4 count around low 200s while undetectable for at least seven years. I have had foot cramps from hell for about that long. When I go to bed or lay down on the couch my feet start drawing and I have to get up and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Cramped Feet in Buffalo,This type of cramping is most likely a separate issue. However, your HIV specialist should be able to evaluate the problem for you (physical examination and some laboratory tests). Generally we can Read more »

Smoking

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
...have recently been approved by the FDA. With aggressive therapy your husband may be able to improve significantly.Regarding smoking, the major side effect is death. Simply put, smoking kills. It's particularly dangerous for HIVers to smoke,... 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
...with HIV/AIDS assumed there was little point in worrying about chronic progressive diseases, since they probably would not live long enough for these to develop. But this changed with the advent of HAART in the mid-1990s. With life expectancy... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...people with HIV, smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV disease are now living longer. Smoking and related problems can interfere with long term quality of life. What Are the Risks of Smoking?... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...cure for HIV disease, but there are treatments that help keep the disease under control. Many people with HIV infection live a long and healthy life. No one can predict how long it may take to develop any symptoms of HIV disease. When you first... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...available, PCP rates have dropped dramatically. Unfortunately, PCP is still common in people who are infected with HIV for a long time before getting treatment. In fact, 30% to 40% of people with HIV develop PCP if they wait to get treatment... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...worse. Some studies show that people may even get back some fat underthe skin after switching. However, this process may take a long time or it maybe hard to see for those who have more severe cases of lipoatrophy. People who have not... Read more »
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long term non-progressors

Posted by norvasc, 1 Reply
...aids. We don't all get sick. Another friend of mine who is German and lives in Germany is the same as myself. Infected for a long time but no viral load. My own doctor does not know what to think about it, but says to me to be happy. I am... Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »

tested positive today

Posted by rabbithole, 7 Replies
...myself that I'm not going to let the disease take over my life. A part of me is thinking that I am in denial, that the 2nd HIV test that I'm waiting for is going to prove that I was falsely positive. Hopeful but not likely. I need to find... Read more »

i tested positive 3 weeks ago. I'm scared. Help me

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
...given me the most hope yet, so many thanks. I am a hetrosexual male living in asia , who was single and sexually active for a long time, living the life, had money in my pocket, good job , and life was perfect. I slept around, protecting myself a... Read more »