Thyroid Disease And HIV

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... health conditions also increase the risk of osteoporosis: Severe malnutrition Low testosterone levels Hepatitis C infection Rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases Advanced kidney disease Thyroid disorders Use of corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory) drugs such as prednisone or hydrocortisone for more than 3 months HIV and Osteoporosis HIV infection causes a loss of bone mineral density. It is not...
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Subclinical hypothyroidism & HIV

Hi....I'm a 53 year old HIV positive woman diagnosed in 2000....started taking medications 4 years ago, and am undetectable with a CD4 count of 580 on drug regiment of Combivir, Norvir and Presista. I've just been diagnosed with subclinical...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...general population, particularly among (pardon me) middle aged women. Furthermore, some epidemiologic studies have suggested that thyroid disease is more common among HIV+ individuals than among HIV-'s. As such this finding isn't all that... Read more »

False positives and autoimmune diseases

Hi Dr. Franscino. Please answer this question. I will definitely be donating either way. I went for an HIV test today at Planned Parenthood. I did the two week ELISA blood test instead of a rapid oral test. I have an autoimmune disease -...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The chances that Hashimoto's thyroiditis would cause a false-positive HIV test are negligible at best. I see no reason for concern.By the way, most testing sites (including Planned Parenthood's) generally Read more »

Are exophthalmos or Grave's disease HIV related?

Dear Dr.,Do people with HIV develop exophthalmos or Grave's disease? What about other endocrine disorders? Thanks.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only endocrine problem that occurs fairly commonly in people with HIV is a shortage of appropriate sex hormones ("hypogonadism"). Graves disease is a thyroid problem and is unrelated to HIV. Read more »

Antivirals and Impotence

Doc, I have been on Viracept+AZT+3tc and have found that my sex drive absolutely has dimished and the ability to perform has ben a reaction. Can this be from meds or more a psychological factor? There are so many things from these drugs that...
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
...those similar complaints. However, I would always look at other medical issues as well such as severity of your HIV disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, etc. and psychological issues like depression.MH Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sexual Difficulties

... many other medications smoking alcohol emotional issues stress many other diseases (including diabetes, heart disease and thyroid gland disease) a form of nerve damage called autonomic neuropathy hormone problems Tips for Treating Sexual... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...diabetes, age greater than 50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or amphetamines, cancer treatments, thyroid disease, or deficiency of vitamin B12 or vitamin E. A study in 2009 found that Hispanics may have a higher... Read more »