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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Starting HIV treatment with lower CD4 cell counts Starting HIV treatment at an older age Being on an HIV drug regimen containing certain PIs and NRTIs (the longerthe time on the regimen the higher the risk) HIV itself Cigarette smoking White race Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? At this time, there is no simple treatment for lipodystrophy. However, thereare a number of approaches that are being used to treat...
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How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cruciferous vegetables). Some phytochemicals work as antioxidants, but others appear to have different mechanisms of action. How HIV Impacts Nutrition ... and Vice Versa In the early years of the epidemic, healthcare providers soon learned that... Read more »

Potential frottage by impact?

For the past few months I've been paranoid about HIV and what would happen if I become gay. I am a married man and have no attraction towards men. To convince myself that nothing happens unless u actually penetrate, I decided to perform an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...penetrated his butt by penis impaling him during the rebound?!?!5.So you've been getting PCR RNA, PCR DNA and ELISA tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2.Congratulations nutter. You have just managed to submit the most whacked-out loony tunes question of the... Read more »

what is the impact of delaying a test?

Hi Dr.FrascinoFor past 2 years i been reading your forum, i have seen that you been dealing with people panicking about getting tested. I am one of them, my reason being the fact that am doing Grad school and will be done in a year and don't want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...properly either! You have "convinced" yourself that you've contracted HIV despite only having protected sex! Your problem is not HIV itself, but rather fear of HIV. In other words, you have a psychological problem, not a virologic one!If indeed... Read more »

Body is Changing

I have been taking Combivir and Sustiva since I was diagnosed in 1999. My viral load is undetectable and my CD4 is in the high 500's (last test was in early July). My question is I am noticing my arms and legs have gotten alot skinnier in the last...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...body shape to siblings and parents at similar ages can provide some reference as to whether the fat change is impacted by your HIV infection +/- treatment. KH Read more »
The Body

Body Shape Changes Dramatically Impact the Self-Esteem of HIV-Positive People

...body shape changes that receives much less attention: the emotional side. That's what we're going to talk about today: the impact that body shape changes have on the everyday lives of people with HIV. This podcast is a part of the series... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, December 23, 2010 - The Body

...HIV/AIDS advocates center their work in the belief that policy, oppressive systems and power (or the lack thereof) directly impact the most marginalized people around the world.   Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...would show the thinning of the skin in their face and arms and legs, etc. The term lipodystrophy with respect to people who are HIV infected is used to mean anything -- fat loss or fat gain, which are not necessarily related, diabetes or high... Read more »
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HIV News & Views, April 8, 2009 - The Body

...Views Library Change/Update Subscription Living With HIV HIV Treatment & Health Issues HIV in the News HIV Transmission & Testing HIV Throughout the World LIVING WITH HIV ... Read more »
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DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
...the bloodstream and any places where it might lodge? Last, I'm curious about the physical behavior of the virus inside the human body. Where does it go- is it drawn more to specific organs? do deposits of HIV develop in certain areas of the... Read more »

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HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. Read more »

Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
...Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being from Canada, where Read more »