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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 changes. It is used to describe a number ofchanges in body fat that are experienced by many people living with HIV (HIV+).Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+...
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Specific Symptoms--A ListThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Could you please give us a comprehensive list of symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS? Also, do you ever think that we will move past the stigma and deal compassionately with the human elements of this disease? Yes, I guess I'm a dreamer......
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.AIDS is actually a group of more than 20 different diseases. It is thereforeimpossible to list every symptom associated with HIV/AIDS in this forum. There are literally dozens and dozens of symptoms related to... Read more »

Dermatitis possible early symptom The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hello Rick. Was wondering if you have heard of an initial symptom of HIV infection (within first couple months) of dermatitis on the skin-- small patch on neck and arm--instead of the viral syndrome that some people experience. I may of course just...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Dermatitis is not associated with recent HIV infection. The only skincondition seen with recent HIV infection is a rash that sometimes occursduring Acute Viral Syndrome. More information about this rash is... Read more »

Body Hair Loss, Symptom of What?

Thank you in advance for your job in answering these questions!What HIV related illness could cause body hair loss? I know that it could be a side effect of the protease inhibitors, or AZT (I'm on Crixivan and AZT) but I'm afraid that...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
I cannot think of an OI that has hairloss as a symptom. It could be some type of endocrine problem or as you mentioned related to drugs. I am sorry I do not have an answer. I could also be related to something you took a few months ago. I hope you... Read more »

Body aches, flu symptoms, etc.

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS Nov 5, 2010 without any prior diagnosis or knowledge of him having HIV etc. His CD4 was 45 and his VL was 659,000. They checked his labs again on Dec 13 and his CD4 was 95 and his VL was 213,000 (without HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Body aches are common in the general population and more common in HIV+ patients. Being sick and stressed out (even depressed) often contributes to body aches. Improving HIV health (gaining weight, no new infections, increased CD4 count, and low HIV... Read more »
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hiv negative aids symptoms

Posted by My3Cents, 2 Replies
Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to as... Read more »

Question about symptoms and about aids charities

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had what some would say is a low-risk exposure a couple months ago. I performed oral-sex on a gay man of unknown hiv status. i was sick at the time with a bad throat infection and bronchitis. but, still, i have been told that the chances are very... Read more »

From Dr. Feinberg @ TheBody.com

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Dear Dr. Feinberg,
I read that when a person infected with HIV starts to seroconvert they develop flu-like symptoms shortly after... Read more »

Mind and Body

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Believe it or not our minds can heal as well as get us sick. take it from me. I believed i was infected with hiv teh day after i had an exposure. I tried to remain calm and do my time to wait for the test. the wait was unberable. every waking moment... Read more »