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Statins And Contraindication In Hiv Patients

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Neuropathy from Statins or Hiv or Hiv meds???

How do I know what is causing my neuropathy? I have been with Hiv/Aids for 20 years, on meds the entire time, and on statins for 3 years. The neuropathy started about 1 year ago. How do I know what is causing it??? I have heard it could be the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...cause. There are many good HIV providers in the Dallas area so if you are not satisfied with your care you may want to ask other patients or local AIDS organization who they recommend for a consultation or to switch providers. KH Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I... Read more »
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Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

...manifestations of lipodystrophy may contribute to a range of morbidities, most notably premature heart attacks and strokes. Moreover, patients who are anxious about developing lipodystrophy may risk HIV disease progression by delaying the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...was approved in 2003 as an antiretroviral (ARV) drug for people with HIV infection. In 2007 a liquid version was approved for patients ages 2 to 18. There are no absolute rules about when to start ARV drugs. You and your doctor should consider... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the pain in the feet becomes so... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...HIV-related fat gain, it will not becovered by insurance for this purpose. It is expensive, costing up to $3,000 amonth. There is a patient assistance program for Serostim at www.serostim.com/default.aspx?pageid=331 . Tesamorelin has been shown... Read more »
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HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

Posted by estyle
...HIV Patients required for paid surveys and focus groups. Earn $150-$350 dependant on study you are selected for. Call 604-628-7647 or 416-907-5465 Read more »

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. ... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...his future. But at what cost? That is the question, heretical to some, that is now being voiced by scientists, doctors and patients encountering a constellation of ailments showing up prematurely or in disproportionate numbers among the first... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »