What Is The Danger If Hiv Is Left Untreated

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is a common condition for HIV-positive women, but it is often overlooked. If left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia, including: A shortage of the B vitamins:...
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PML With seizures

i am diagnosed of HIV a year back. 6months later i developed pml. i started experiancing seizures as soon as pml started. i am having leucoencephalopaty in right cerebellum and midrib. i am on ART . I Developed left side haemipligia, because of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treating PML is difficult-the best outcomes are seen when the HIV is being effectively managed with good CD4 recovery but if key areas of the brain have been damaged then recovery is similar Read more »


My mum is on Atripla and she developed numbness after hernia treatment. She has been on gabantin for 6months but still has numbness on the left arm, the lower jaw and her legs (she cant walk). She stopped using the gabanting 3weeks ago and she is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Numbness localized to the left side of the body would unlikely be due to her HIV medications. A central brain condition on the right side could result in left sideRead more »

please help hiv undetectable

Hi dr.bob..I have been reading your web site for some time now and still have not heard of anything like what is going on with me and I hope you can help...I had unprotected sex in may 05..about four days later I had a burning like feeling in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time" and have not seen anything like your current situation??? What??? Are you sure you are reading this site? Because the archives are choc-a-block full of stories just like yours!Basically: Dude does deed without dressing for the occasion,... Read more »

stages of aids

Is it possable to have a stroke when you have full blown aids? I no a peson who's left side of the body is like they had a stroke they also have tingling in the hands and the feet. Why is that? and i wish i new a little bit more about this desease...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...A "stroke" can occur in patients with HIV/AIDS, but there are many other potential reasons for the problems you describe. This website and a number of others provide excellent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Swazi Schools Filling Gaps Left by HIV/AIDS, Famine

...Some schools in Swaziland are filling "many of the gaps" left in the country by the "double whammy" of HIV/AIDS and famine by feeding AIDS orphans and teaching them how to farm, PRI's " The Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...serious. Diarrhea and HIV Diarrhea is one of the most common side effects of HIV, intestinal infections, and HIV drugs. Left untreated, it can cause dehydration (loss of water and nutrients) and wasting (unintentional weight loss). You... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Has Left 9 Million Children in Africa Without Mothers; Donor Countries Should Increase Funding for Children, Group Says

... The HIV/AIDS pandemic has left nine million children in Africa motherless, British HIV/AIDS advocacy group Save the Children said on Monday in a report , Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Money Left Over From Tsunami Relief Could Be Directed Toward African HIV/AIDS, Other Health Programs, Clinton Says

... Money left over from donations to help the areas of Asia devastated by the tsunami in December 2004 could be directed toward crises in Africa, Read more »
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could I have hiv???

Posted by worried25, 3 Replies
...french kissed me and I had a cut on my cheek from braces. It's been 7 years and recently I noticed a thin white line on the left side of my tongue. Could it be hairy leukoplakia? Here are two pics of it ... Read more »

Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous
...2006, same test, negative. Symptoms started. diarrhea for a few days, and slight lymph node swelling, today it is still in the left side of my neck (I can feel two 5mm lumps under the skin, and another 3mm on the back of my neck). A week or so... Read more »

possible infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Two days go, I started to feel discomfort in my left side of my groin due to swollen lymph nodes. Today, I'm beginning to feel discomfort on the right side as well which although the Read more »

My boyfriend left after I got HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...been together for over a year. We found out five months ago, i was HIV+. My boyfriend was ok in the beginning, but now he has left me. I'm experiencing the worse hurt in the world right now. Because i got rejection for something i didn't do... Read more »
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