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Varicose Veins And Hiv

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Varicose Veins

I have developed varicose veins around my ankles. These seem to becoming more numerous and also getting darker. Is this something I should be concerned about??...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
In general varicose veins increase with age. As one of my teachers used to say, they can be a normal sign of too many candles on the birthday cake. Occasionally, what appear to be varicose veins can be a sign of obstruction of the return of blood in... Read more »

Vein, Vein Go Away

Dear Dr, I am a 28yrs old male and have successfully been on HAART for 2yrs (combivir and... Read more »

Vein, Vein Go Away

Dear Dr,I am a 28yrs old male and have successfully been on HAART for 2yrs (combivir and... Read more »
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United Kingdom: Leader Hails City HIV Reduction

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A Woman's Journey With HIV, In and Out of the Prison System

Welcome to This Positive Life ! We have with us Patricia Kelly. In 1985, Patricia, a then-31-year-old IV drug user, learned that she was HIV positive while serving time in a South Carolina women's correctional facility. Convinced that she was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Stanislaus Civil Grand Jury Says Needle Exchange Could Curb HIV, Hepatitis C

Stanislaus County should create a needle exchange for IV drug users to curb rising hepatitis C infections and cut HIV transmissions, a civil grand jury recommended on June 30. Last year, the county recorded 519 new hepatitis C cases, and at the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Cases Soar in Indonesian Province: Official

A spike in intravenous drug use is blamed for the fact that HIV/AIDS cases have more than doubled since 2006 in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, a local health ministry official said Thursday. The use of dirty needles is linked to 70 percent of... Read more »
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HIV may be in your head, not your veins........

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
From our own experts at thebody.com
http://www.thebody.com/sowadsky/worried.html

"Many people are fearful that they have HIV, even though they are either at very low risk of infection, or have tested negative for HIV. The common term informally used... Read more »

SPIDER VEINS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF SPIDER VEINS AROUND THE NOSE ARE A SYMPTOM OF HIV? I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND IT ANY WHERE THAT IT IS. DIDN'T KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE KNOWS. Read more »

bulging veins?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why are they bulging? I must get another elisa right? Maybe this is the "tell tale sign" of hiv infection?

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VEINS AROUND NOSE

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
DOES ANYONE KNOW OR HAVE AN EXPERIENCE WITH SPIDER VEINS AROUND THE NOSE AS A SYMPTOM OF HIV?? Read more »