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The Effects Of Untreated Hiv Infection

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Untreated HIV and low cholesterol

I have read some articles suggesting that untreated HIV infection often causes lower cholesterol levels.Is this true and, if so, do they know why?Many thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Untreated HIV is associated with low HDL (good cholesterol) levels and can be associated with low LDL (bad cholesterol) if the HIV disease is advanced (partially as a marker of deteriorating nutritional status). Why is not well worked out. Going... Read more »

Untreated HIV and testosterone levels in woman

Hello Nelson,I am a medical student based out of Prague and we are debating with a fellow member of the faculty regarding the testosterone levels in untreated long term HIV positive females.Can you please confirm that testosterone levels drop in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dear SandyThanks for the excellent question. I usually answer questions on testosterone in men but we have some data on testosterone in HIV positive women as well.Your question specifies untreated HIV+ women. I am attaching a great paper by Dr... Read more »

Untreated, CD4 < 500, VL 1000-5000. What to do next?

Hello Dr Young. I've been infected for 7 years and am still not on meds. My VL has always been varying between 1000 and 5000 copies/mL. So has been also my CD4 count, which was ~450 near seroconversion, gone > 700 three months later (without...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Alex and thanks for posting.Current US (and other countries) HIV treatment guidelines no longer use CD4 count as a criterion for starting treatment. With your counts below 500, even the more conservative World Health Organization recommends... Read more »

Untreated HIV+ Partner

Hello,My partner has been HIV+ for upwards of 2 years and has not received any treatment. I've tried to get him to, but he will not. I'm working on it. My question is about night sweats, really. I've read online that night sweats only...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Night sweats can be due to numerous non-HIV medical problems (ie hormone problems) but in the setting of known HIV infection a medical evaluation (exam and lab work) is indicated focusing on whether there is an HIV related infection or other... Read more »
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Untreated PCP

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I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

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Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

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Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

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HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been... Read more »