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Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many people think of heart disease as a problem for men, yet heart diseaseis the leading cause of death for women in the US. In fact, five times as manyAmerican women die from heart attacks each year as die from breast cancer. ...
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Tome medicacion anti-hiv, puede esconder el virus?

Dr. Santana :Muchas gracias por vuestra atencion ante todo. Mi pregunta es : despues de haber tomado medicacion anti-hiv (Indinavir y 3TC Complex), por un accidente durante 8 semanas, puede una PCR cualitativa (hecha en un muy buen laboratorio) a...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Estimado Eduardo:Los anticuerpos aparecen ante una respuesta antigenica causada por un estimulo antigenico (virus). Los medicamentos en nada interfieren con la cantidad de virus si estuviese presente o con la presencia de anticuerpos.Lo que si se ha... Read more »

Tome medicacion anti-hiv, puede esconder el virus?

Dr. Steve :Muchas gracias por vuestra atencion ante todo. Mi pregunta es : despues de haber tomado medicacion anti-hiv (Indinavir y 3TC Complex), por un accidente durante 8 semanas, puede una PCR cualitativa (hecha en un muy buen laboratorio) a los...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Querido Eduardo de Buenos Aires,Te doy el dato ms importante: Eres VIH negativo! Despus de tomar la profilaxis postexposicin (PEP, en sus siglas en ingls), el examen para descartar una infeccin por VIH es el ELISA. Tu resultado negativo a los seis... Read more »

What cardiac problems/symptoms does HIV virus itself cause?

Can you please explain what complications you see from the virus itself, what symptoms to look out for and what diagnostic tests to take? I ask, because I have had repeated shortness of breath, numbness in face and sometimes fingers...my cholesterol...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
These complications are rare, and may be due to other conditions linked to HIV as much as anything else, such as endocarditis in intravenous drug users. Some oportunisitc infections (such as CMV or toxoplasmosis) may cause cardiac symptoms. Some... Read more »

What cardiac problems/symptoms does HIV virus itself cause?

I see from your bio that some of your specialties include cardiovascular complications of HIV.Can you please explain what complications you see from the virus itself, what symptoms to look out for and what diagnostic tests to take? I ask, because I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The most common complication of HIV infection is coronary artery disease (CAD). This is related to atherosclerosis, or cholesterol/lipid plaques that develop within the walls of the blood vessels. Populations of HIV-infected patients are more... Read more »
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New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
My question is:
Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several mutations that are not bad for our organism or changes the... Read more »

panic attacks anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi,

Have been living with this virus for15 years and am still on no anti-virals - Ts at 250,
Viral Load at 8000. Am, however, fighting chronic health problems (throat, tonsils) of
late and docs are... Read more »

The virus is ripping through me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My skin is burning through out my hole body. The virus really attacks when you go to sleep. I recieved oral sex from a women and i am convinced that i have been infected. I ordered a home test kit for me to get tested. I went to the emergency room... Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, but it does cause a brief illness after infection similar to ARS. Are there many other... Read more »