What Organ System Does Hiv Effect

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...paranoia, and aggressive behavior. Is it possible to overdose from methamphetamine? Yes, one can fatally overdose from use of methamphetamine. Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and vascular constriction affect many organ systems, causing heart problems, stroke, and acute kidney failure. They usually result in direct toxic effects, followed by multiple organ failure. Death from a methamphetamine overdose is associated with...
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side effects?

Hello every1,This is the second time i post here.I was tested positive last week and my CD4 count is low (173). My Dr wants to start me immediately on medication: He chose Duovir/stocrin as a regimen.Is this the best choice? and i was reading abt...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...symptoms experienced by persons ill with an AIDS defining event are often terrible and can include involvement of essentially any organ system in the body. That concern is the background for why effective HIV treatment has been such a huge... Read more »

Will my Kaposi Sarcoma lesions go away after treatment?

Hello:I was diagnosed with KS approx 2 years ago. After that I underwent weekly chemotherapy for 1.5 years and then electron radiation daily for 10 sessions. Although, the CT Scan now shows the KS has receeded, the dark black marks are still all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The best treatment for Kaposi's sarcoma is effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels and allows for significant immune Read more »

weight loss

people who live with the virus do they loose weight.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...high percentage of HIV infected persons will become ill over time. AIDS-related illness can involve a wide range of germs and organ systems. Frequently patients lose weight as their illness-in the absence of effective treatment-progresses. KH Read more »

Why do some docs prescribe steroids freely and others don't?

Hi Dr. HenryI've been HIV poz for 4 years now and healthy on Truvada and Intelence. I have hypogonadism and have been taking testosterone injection 1ml every 10 days. I started a work out program with a personal trainer 4 months ago to help build up...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is little data on long term safety of use of anabolic steroids and concerns about effects on lipids, liver, cardiac and other organ systems including increased risk for cancer and other conditions. For patients with stable weight doing well on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...small fat bubbles (liposomes). The drugs last longer in this form and seem to move to the areas where they're needed. Some side effects are reduced with liposomal forms of drugs. Can KS Be Prevented? It is not clear how HHV-8 spreads. It... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...be a special problem for people whose hands are often in water, like bartenders or dishwashers. Infection Throughout the Body Systemic candidiasis is when Candida spreads throughout the body, and it can be life-threatening. Infection might... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...experience symptoms of MCMD. A more serious condition called HIV-associated dementia (HAD) is much rarer, especially since effective HIV drugs have become available. HAD typically occurs in less than 2% of HIV-positive people and generally... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...viral load test, resistance test, tropism test (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests II ) Overall Health How your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not... Read more »
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, kidney failure, a bleeding ulcer, severe depression, rectal cancer and the lingering effects of a broken hip. Those illnesses, more severe than his 84-year-old fathers, are not what Mr. Holloway expected... Read more »

The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
...incorporated the knowledge of HIV/AIDS medications, how they work, what they do, dosages to take with or without food, side effects and benefits! Antiretroviral medications deplete many of the micronutrients necessary to keep the body healthy.... Read more »

Am I The Only One?

Posted by eafire, 3 Replies
...infections. I'm taking my meds on schedule - and like I said I feel better in a lot of ways - but even so, I've had ZERO side effects. I've joined a couple of support groups and I'm attending functions aimed at gather HIV+ men together -- still... Read more »
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