The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Are Hiv's Functions

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

HIV and Liver Function

I'm 28, male, Asian, and been HIV positive for about two years. The counts have always been stable, around 500-600 CD4 and 1000-2000 viral load. My specialist has been telling me for several months though, that my liver enzymes are fluctuating, and...
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
...they. Second, have other causes for the apparent liver enzyme increase been worked up (i.e. hepatitis virus infection). Although HIV itself can possibly do this in some people, it is unusual in the absence of other factors (other infections,... Read more »

Functional cure or HIV eradication

What is in your opinion actually the most promising study or the most promising candidates for a... Read more »
The Body

HIV Controllers Speak: Our Link to a "Functional Cure" for HIV

... Sacramento, Calif. Not all HIV-positive people are alike in their ability to control HIV. An estimated 1 in 300 HIV-infected persons around the world have a Read more »
The Body

Marvels, Milestones and Mom: The Ups and Downs in a Year of Functional-HIV-Cure Research

...renewed commitment to the development of vaccines, and resounding calls for, if not THE cure for HIV/AIDS, the next-best thing: a 'functional cure' (as represented by controllers and/or LTNPs -- the subject of a blog entry here on Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Functioning Among HIV-Infected Women

...A unique set of issues is presented by the influence of HIV infection on sexual activity and functioning. Few studies have examined HIV-positive women's sexuality, and none have studied Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

HIV and Sexual Functioning: What's (Not) Up?

...Many people living with HIV experience problems with sexual performance at times. There are three phases of sexual function: libido (sexual desire), arousal (erection in men and swelling and lubrication in women), and orgasm. It is necessary for... Read more »
Connect With Others

understanding labs online...........

Posted by daisey6205, 1 Reply
...The CD4 count does not always reflect how someone with HIV disease feels and functions. For example, some people with higher counts are ill and have frequent complications, and some people Read more »

Research suggests microbial cause of fat changes

Posted by Anonymous
...that fat changes in the body are caused by microbes, including viruses. This lends credence to the belief that lipoatrophy is a function not just of HIV meds, but of infection by the virus. And not just the HIV virus, there probably are other... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce Read more »

Is it all in our heads?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I mean all the stuff about ars and hiv symptoms. Could they all not be something else or just created by the mind? I sometimes wonder. Read more »