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HIV and Kidney Disease

Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some medications used to treat HIV infections or related health issues can also cause kidney disease. Kidney...
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How long do bloodborne diseases or communicable diseases reside on surfaces?

How long do communicable diseases(blood borne pathogens such as AIDS or Hepatitis) reside on surfaces, like in a medical setting were mucous or blood is exposed on surfaces or instruments??...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It depends on the pathogen (germ). Viruses, which depend on human cells to reproduce and survive, last the shortest time, typically measured in hours. Some bacteria that can form spores may survive for many years.... Read more »

Abacavir - Coronary Disease

Is there there any connection between Abacavir and Coronary disease? And if so what advice is the manufacturer currently offering?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recent data from the DAD study noted an increased risk for a heart attack in patients that were taking abacavir within the preceding 6 months. The overall risk for a heart attack was small and concentrated among persons at high risk for a heart... Read more »

HAART Therapy & Graves Disease

Good day Dr, McGowan,I have had Graves Disease for many years (over 15 to be exact). I was just diagnosed + last month with a CD4 count of 230 and a VL of 7K. I started HAART (Truvada, Norvir, Reyataz) several weeks ago and was wondering if my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.Use of Synthroid and Norvir together may result in loss of Synthroid (levothyroxine) effectiveness. Your should have your TSH level checked to see if you need a dose adjustment. There have been reports of flair-ups of... Read more »

Any experience with Meniere's Disease and HIV?

I have been diaganoised with Meniere's Disease. I have been HIV positive for 20 years and Type 1 Diabetic for 33 years. I am actually doing fine but curious about now being diagnoised with Meniere's. Have not been able to find anyone...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Menieres disease (disoder of inner ear resulting in hearing/balance problems) is seen in the general population (190 cases /100,000 patients has been cited as the rate) so there are cases that occur in HIV+ persons and/or diabetics. I have cared... Read more »
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Questions about vaccine/crohns disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is concerned that HIV funding is going towards the prevention but not the cure. wHATS GOING ON WITH THAT?

He has Crohns disease and I dont understand yet how that interacts with his HIV.

Any info would be helpful or an online sourse to give me... Read more »

The treatment information of Liver diseases

Posted by wang

I am the administrator of the forum which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases (hepatitis c, fatty liver, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, and NASH liver). You can get much useful information about liver health and let others share your... Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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ATLANTA INFO??? Need a good Infectious Disease Doc

Posted by AboutTimex, 1 Reply
I'm looking for a great Infectious Disease doc in Atlanta. I must have a doc who releases lab results online so I do not have to wait until I see the doctor to get the results. Advice? Post or PM me please. Read more »