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Treatment Of Hiv Patient And Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy for persons with HIV

Hi Rick, I'm interested in the physical therapy side of AIDS/HIV. How is it used for pain management and keeping the functional level intact with the progression of patients. Do the majority of Aids pt's follow thru with a physical...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Let me refer you to the following review articles that discuss physical therapy in persons with HIV infection:Physical therapy management for the patient with HIV. Lower extremity challenges.Galantino M, et. al.Clin... Read more »

gene therapy and immune based therapies: changing treatment of hiv?

Goodday Nelson from Greece... In Greece where i am there is not alot of chatter about gene based... Read more »

Can EDTA or (chelation therapy), help advanced HIV patients with cardiovascular disease?

I would consider myself an experienced patient diagnosed 10 years ago, and probably living with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Foundation for AIDS Research: HIV Treatment-Experienced Patients Set High Standards for Therapy Success

Multiple-drug-resistant virus is a growing concern in HIV treatment. A survey commissioned by the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) found that patients who have failed at least two HIV drug regimens continue to have high standards for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Compare Different Antiretroviral Combination Therapies' Ability to Suppress Viral Loads in Patients on Initial Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

A triple-combination therapy that includes the antiretroviral drug efavirenz is the most effective among two other widely used antiretroviral regimens at suppressing HIV viral loads for initial treatment of HIV-1 infection, according to a study... Read more »
American Heart Association

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Treatment Vital for HIV Patients on Therapy

Dallas -- Antiretroviral medications have dramatically reduced the overall death rate among patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but those same patients may now face an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Computerized Counseling for Patients Taking HIV Therapy Can Reduce Viral Load, Improve Treatment Adherence and Reduce Rates of Risky Sex

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study that evaluated a computer-delivered intervention called Computer Assessment and Rx Education for HIV-positive people (CARE+). The researchers used a nine-month randomized... Read more »
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ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments on this hope. Read more »

Peat therapy: stimulates immune response

Posted by Anonymous
Basically simple physiology explains the mechanism of how it benefits immunosuppressed patients. First, peat retains the temperature of water almost 6x better than water alone. Heat retention is important as the internal body temperature needs to... Read more »

Peat Bath therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I intended to invite others to learn more about peat and was explaining my story about it rather than how it can benefit those with AIDS/HIV. It can benefit and it does. I wait for his permission to submit a post on how it works.
But I assure you... Read more »