Advertisement

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
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014

What Happens If Hiv Goes Untreated

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
TheBody.com

Untreated HIV Associated With Less-"Elastic" Arteries, Raising Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

The heart and coronary artery --> We know all too well that HIV causes bad things to happen in your body. But lately, we've seen increasing evidence that it particularly affects your heart. A new study published in the September 2009 issue of... Read more »
TheBody.com

Angelikah Demonikah Goes From Homeless Youth to Unlikely HIV Activist

Driven from her mother's home due to family conflicts, Angelikah Demonikah lived on the streets, where she developed a drug and alcohol addiction. She received her HIV diagnosis at only 23 years old, after she got out of rehab and was beginning a... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Untreated HIV Infection Is Associated With Impaired Arterial Elasticity

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Untreated HIV and testosterone levels in woman

Hello Nelson,I am a medical student based out of Prague and we are debating with a fellow member of the faculty regarding the testosterone levels in untreated long term HIV positive females.Can you please confirm that testosterone levels drop in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dear SandyThanks for the excellent question. I usually answer questions on testosterone in men but we have some data on testosterone in HIV positive women as well.Your question specifies untreated HIV+ women. I am attaching a great paper by Dr... Read more »

Why CD4 goes down while CD4% goes up (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob, it is a real pleasure to read your answers full of help, professionalism, generosity and fun. I started therapy at an absolute CD4 of 405 and 26% and VL above 100k, I started Atripla six months ago after the first three months my CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,When it comes to monitoring HIV disease, it's important to look for long-term trends rather than worry about transient swings, especially in absolute CD4 counts. Absolute CD4 counts are calculated from the absolute lymphocyte counts. The... Read more »

What happens to the body when the viral load goes up

Medication is no longer being used and viral load is going up now past 677m can not find anything that tells me what happens to the body when this goes higher than 999m ...
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
Usually CD4 counts decrease and symptoms and opportunistic infections can develop if the CD4 count goes below 200.... Read more »

Untreated HIV and low cholesterol

I have read some articles suggesting that untreated HIV infection often causes lower cholesterol levels.Is this true and, if so, do they know why?Many thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Untreated HIV is associated with low HDL (good cholesterol) levels and can be associated with low LDL (bad cholesterol) if the HIV disease is advanced (partially as a marker of deteriorating nutritional status). Why is not well worked out. Going... Read more »
Connect With Others

Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

Posted by Anonymous
Via
http://www.aegis.com/channel/s/AD020266.html

Subject: Symptomless STDs Go Untreated
X-URL: http://www.aegis.com/channel/s/AD020266.html

CDC Daily Update
click here to return to CDC daily update main menu

Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

Life Goes On? Just got confirmation today

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 9 Replies
Hey everyone. First, I want to say that I've really appreciated reading your posts for the last two weeks while waiting for confirmation...that and Ativan have helped immensely. I've not read any stories quite like mine here, though, and I'm... Read more »

Dominatrix Visit Goes Horribly Wrong

Posted by Sprite1, 4 Replies
I'm a straight British guy, 25, who's always had a kinky side but never met a dominatrix for a real session. Most dommes don't do anything risky at all, as I understand it. However, I made the mistake of going to a Domme House that also offers full... Read more »