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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...usually in the face, arms or legs ( lipoatrophy ). Others have fat gain, particularly on the neck or around the breasts or abdomen ( lipohypertrophy ). These visible symptoms can be accompanied by higher levels of blood fats ( dyslipidemia ) and by changes in insulin or blood sugar ( hyperglycemia ). One common symptom, excess deep belly fat, can be troublesome. Not only do many feel uncomfortable and conspicuous with a larger belly, it can...
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Extended-Release Niacin May Reduce HAART-Related Dyslipidemia

Hi Dr. Henry:I just read about this and wondered if you had ever heard of this before and whether anyone had been using this before the study?Extended-Release Niacin May Reduce HAART-Related DyslipidemiaNEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 12 -...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Yes I am familiar with that study out of Washington U in St. Louis. The ACTG is conducting a larger dose ranging study on the effects and safety of that form of niacin which clearly has side effects including aggravating a tendency to diabetes but... Read more »

No-flush niacin vs. cholesterol & triglycerides

Nelson,For those of us that can't stand the "niacin flush", is there any indication whether the no-flush niacin (inositol hexanicotinate) works as well as regular "live" niacin? I've been taking the no-flush niacin for many years and it was working...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...prescription form of extended release niacin. A placebo-controlled, double-blind trial in 122 HIV-negative patients with primary dyslipidemia compared Niaspan 1000 and 2000 mg/ day with placebo. Niaspan reduced LDL cholesterol significantly... Read more »

What is the best way to educate yourself about HIV prevention

Dear Dr Frascino,Yesterday before we went trick or treating my 12 year old son revealed to me that he is Gay. I had always had my suspicions but I wasn't expecting him to come out so soon. I thought I would have an easier time with it but the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Proud Dad in Phoenix,Sexual orientation is not a choice, as I'm sure you realize. Certainly most parents would prefer their kids were straight for a variety of reasons -- some of which you mentioned. Yes, there are still a lot of haters out... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »
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High Prevalence of Obesity, Dyslipidemia and Inflammation Seen in Behaviorally Infected Adolescent Women

...therapy, and also higher in the women who were classified as being obese. To summarize, we saw a high prevalence of obesity, of dyslipidemia and inflammation in this group of behaviorally infected adolescent women, despite a relatively short... Read more »
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AIDS Vaccines

...difficult. Even with the modest effect in the Thai trial, we don't yet know how to measure immune protection against HIV. New ways have to be found to measure the immune response to HIV, and to produce it. There are still many vaccine candidates... Read more »
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Microbicides

...had to be discarded from the list of potential microbicides. How Do Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in various ways: They could immobilize the virus. They could create a barrier between the virus and the cells of the vagina... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...who are infected with HIV for a long time before getting treatment. In fact, 30% to 40% of people with HIV develop PCP if they wait to get treatment until their CD4 cell counts are around 50. The best way to reduce cases of PCP is testing for HIV... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Is there any way to sell unused meds?

Posted by readyandwilling, 5 Replies
After having received three months of Fuzeon from the pharmacy, my doctor switched my medication. I know that I can donate the meds to organization. But, I'm financially strapped and could use a few extra bucks. Is there a legal way of doing this? Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »