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Ways To Prevent Lipohypertrophy

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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...or higher for both groups. All had CD4s above 300, and 3 in 4 had undetectable viral loads. Average time on HIV therapy was 4.5 years, average time since diagnosis of visceral fat was 4 years, and average age was 48. Average waist size was 41 inches. The average time living with HIV since diagnosis was about 13 years. More than 4 in 5 were men. Study volunteers used several different HIV regimens: NNRTIs + NRTIs (33%), protease inhibitors +...
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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 »

way cd8 salls not incraesed in som of infected way ?

way cd4 not incraesed in som infected ?plaes anser me.
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
Whether CD4 or CD8 cels are increased in HIV infection depends on the underlying immune system of the person, the type of virus they were infected with and whether HIV treatment was started. Read more »

Is there a way to remove internal fat deposition?

I am a 36 y.o. HIV+ male, and have been for 14 years. I'm currently taking reyataz, truvada, norvir. i've had 4 lipectomys of my "buffalo hump", Recently I had a pubic dermaplasty/liposuction for a massive fat pad in my pubic area. Ive been on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The only doctor that I know who can remove the internal fat safely is Dr. McCoy from Star Trek and he does it with a nifty hand-held device with cool blinking lights that he waves over affected area. Alas, this device will not be invented until... Read more »

Safe ways of having unprotected sex preventing transmission

Hi Dr. Frascino, I have a question for you. Is it true that having unprotected sex in the shower (hot water running) and using soap helps decrease the risk of transmitting HIV. I am the top in our relationship and want to know if HIV is hard to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, shower sex can be hot, but without a condom, it is not safe. In fact, unprotected sex in the shower is no less risky than unprotected sex in other locations bedroom, dining room table, backseat of your car, airplane bathrooms at 33,000... Read more »
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Take the Next Step in HIV Prevention; Minnesotans Should Lead the Way in Online Strategies

...strategies. Its public health officials and AIDS groups have taken some steps online already, and they're open to finding better ways to accomplish this. So far, it's unclear if online prevention measures can change behavior. But a groundbreaking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...insulin. There are a numberof medications available that lower blood glucose levels. Because themedications work in different ways, they may be used together. Some of thediabetes medications may interact with HIV drugs. To reduce the chance of... Read more »
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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 »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It's now 9 weeks after my possible encounter. I plan to get tested in another 4. My question is as follows: For 2 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains that last seconds and strike any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is... Read more »

looking for ways to meet

Posted by behorsee, 1 Reply
Hi my name is Brenda I live in south Fl. and would like to meet men that are in the same sitution as I am H.I.V. I have never been ashamed of what I have but its really hard to meet men that are interested. and even have a few friends. 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 »