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The Physical Effects Hiv Has On The Infected

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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AIDS - Mental state and Physical Side effects

was deteected with H.I.V. in 1992. He started the following treatment from 2002.2002 - Duovir (he took this for about 3 years.)2005 Nevirapine he took this for 15 days and stopped it as he got severe rash.He was then pu on Effiverence for about a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thank you for your question-I am thrilled to see the there is a generic form of the protease inhibitor Kaletra available where you are located. The foot pain could be due to HIV itself, residual effect from prior HIV meds, or possible due to the... Read more »

Is an annual physical enough?

I am nervous as hell about taking an HIV test, although I take an annual physical like clockwork? Can a physical reveal anything that would provide insight without taking the test?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that an annual physical will reveal asymptomatic HIV infection. Clinical and standard laboratory exams may only detect HIV infection during the late stage of infection (AIDS), when opportunistic infections may be present and immune... Read more »

Physical Signs of Infection

What types of physical signs would someone exhibit during the first year of infection? Which are the most common? ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The acute infection syndrome of HIV is usually manifested by fever, headache, swollen glands, rash on the back and chest and other flu-like symptoms. These are usually transient, lasting a few days to a couple of weeks. Some patients can have... Read more »

how do you handle a medical physical upon accepting a job ?

I recently read a response of yours regarding getting a new job and having HIV. One thing you did not answer was having to take an employment physical and dealing with the HIV issue at that time. How does one effectively handle a requested medical...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
David, Remember what the purpose of a pre-employment physical is: to determine whether you are fit to fulfill the essential functions of the job. For most jobs, HIV is irrelevant to your ability to fulfill essential functions. If there is a blood... Read more »
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Physical symptoms keep coming back?

Posted by haley, 3 Replies
So I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »