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Treatment Of Hiv Patient And Physical Therapy

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies

...stress, relieve some of the side effects of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), or have other benefits. Some health care providers don't like alternative therapies. They think there hasn't been enough research on them. They think that patients always do better if they use only western medicine. How Many People Use Alternative Therapies? Alternative therapies are very popular. In the United States, over 70% of people with HIV have used some kind...
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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 therapy program?...
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, Read more »

Treatment for bone problems

Im a 47-year old male who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988; currently Im on a new regimen and things are going pretty well, with viral load undetectable and t-cells at 220. However, about 18 months ago, all of a sudden I suffered multiple stress...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am aware of other HIV+ patient who have been prescribed Forteo for osteoporosis in the setting of HIV infection with reasonable results though data is limited Read more »

HIV & MS

I have been living with HIV for over 20 years and, thanks to wonderful treatment, doing very well. For the past 5 years I have been experiencing MS-like symptoms. Is there any relationship to HIV and MS? Documented cases? Clinical studies? Formal...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...either mitochondrial toxicity or to try to get better CNS penetration of HIV drugs into the brain. I have sent a few patients to physical therapy to help train them to improve their balance/decrease risk for falls. KH Read more »

PEG TUBE SPLASH TO EYE OF HIV+ PATIENT

i AM AN RN AND ON NOV. 9, 2008, I WAS GIVING MEDS VIA PEG TUBE TO AND AIDS PATIENT W/HIGH VIRAL COUNT AND LOW CD4 COUNT - HIV/RNA 854, ABSOLUTE CD4 1284, CD3% 95 (H), AND CD4+CD3 4(L), WHEN OPENING THE PEG TO ADMINISTER MEDS IT SPLASHED ME IN THE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,First of all, an HIV RNA plasma viral load of 854 and absolute CD4 cell cont of 1,284 are not considered to be a "high viral load and low CD4 count" Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...updated about once each year. The panel released the latest guidelines in January 2011. Note: These are guidelines, not rules. Patients should receive individualized care from a health care provider with experience treating HIV infection. The... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...manifest in increased risk-taking behavior, such as substance use, poor eating habits, or unsafe sexual activity. In addition, patients with PTSD may suffer from depression, social isolation, impairments in trust and attachments, and feelings of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

... reduce viral load as much as possible for as long as possible restore or preserve the immune system improve the patient's quality of life reduce sickness and death due to HIV HIV treatment in prisons and jails is influenced by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...the Signs of Depression? Symptoms of depression vary from person to person. Most health care providers suspect depression if patients report feeling blue or having very little interest in daily activities. If these feelings go on for two weeks or... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

HIV and Hip Replacements

Posted by Anonymous
...improvement is having those joints replaced. Personally, all I want to do is replace my hips and manage the other ones with physical therapy, but I've had no luck in finding a surgeon who will accept me as a patient and operate on me. Even... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... To Whom It May Concern: RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming Read more »