What Organs Does The Hiv Attack

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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...reduce total cholesterol, LDL,and triglyceride levels it is important to limit the amount of bad fats andexcess sugar in your diet. See a registered dietitian to help you make goodchoices and plan your meals. Many AIDS service organizations have registereddietitians on staff who will see you free of charge. (For more info, see TWPsheet on nutrition ). Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Aerobic, or cardiovascular exercise,is the kind of...
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Update "dying of AIDS" question you answered 5/17

Dr. McGowen,You answered the question(s) I posted regarding my cousin and I want to thank you! A lot has changed since I asked the question including input, Q&A and assistance from his physician. First & foremost for the past 10 days he has had...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...cholesterol, diabetes, etc), his kidney function and the other medications that he is on for his heart and lung disease. If his organ damage is end-stage then it may not be possible to turn things around. You should have a frank discussion with... Read more »

HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? Thank you!
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
Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function... Read more »

Long term effects of therapy for HIV

Recently my husband went to the ER for kidney stones (none were found) and after tests, he was admitted for pancreatitis. The following morning, our HIV specialist saw that my husband had been admitted and after reviewing the report discharged him....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...to have figured out that the problem relates to the bile ducts as this is something that is often easily fixed. As for the organ enlargement, the liver and spleen may be enlarged because of the HCV. In acute HIV, they are sometimes enlarged as... Read more »

AIDS, Diabetes and a Heart Attack

where can I go for info on a diet I can live with. I've had AIDS for about 6 years...added diabetes to the mix about 2 years ago, and had a mild heart attack last month. as it stands I must limit carbs, sweets, and now avoid dairy, red meat, and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I don't know where you live, but would contact the nutritionists who do AIDS. The name of the organization escapes me at the moment, but there are many of them all over the country. They are expert at trying to thread the needle Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment Interruption Uncovers HIV's Attack on the Kidneys

...inflammation not only affects the immune system but also degrades the heart and circulatory system, the liver and kidneys. This last organ is particularly vulnerable to HIV-related damage because parts of the kidney can be infected by HIV.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

...co-infection poses many problems, including these: Treponemes, the germs that cause syphilis, are notorious for attacking many organ-systems throughout the body, including the brain, skin, lungs and heart. In cases of HIV co-infection,... Read more »
National Minority AIDS Council

New National Policy Partnership Unites Leading Organizations to Speak Out on HIV/AIDS in Minority Communities

...Partnership on HIV/AIDS. The new advocacy coalition will bring together some of the country's largest and most powerful minority organizations to speak with a united voice on the epidemic. Today's announcement coincides with the commemoration of... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...facilities, or at a hospital. In addition, many states offer anonymous HIV testing and testing is available at many community based organizations. It is a good idea to get tested at a place that provides counseling. Counselors can answer... Read more »
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HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...(he's not exactally sure). We are both aware that his previous using caused damage, but I'm really getting concerned that his HIV status is kind of in like a faster process. He was diagnosed this past summer and his numbers are undetectable (from... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
...harmful tactics and funding shortfalls. Throughout the world people infected with HIV, those affected, as well as the people and organizations involved in HIV and AIDS prevention, they are aware of the often detrimental effects the United... Read more »

New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
...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 course of HIV infection? We have gone so far in medicine changing the mechanism of... Read more »
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