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What Part Of The Body Does AIDS Affect

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...gain may also be linked to the use of HIV drugs including proteaseinhibitors. There are several treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: Serostim: This drug is a man-made version of hgH Tesamorelin: This drug is a man-made growth...
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aids come from what part of the body

what part of the body does aids come from
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
...The HIV virus affects and can infect many parts of the body. The lymph glands and blood cells called t lymphocytes are most often infected Read more »

Your comment on crotisone Shot affecting HIV antibody testing, quick donation

Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for answering my question earlier. I had oral insertive sex (she licked/sucked my penis twice, spitted on it) all unprotected and then applied condom and gave me oral sex. I think the Sex worker was HIV +. I had an DNA PCR at 15...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Relax Max! A cortisone shot for eczema given 1.5 months prior to your exposure will not affect the validity of your definitive three-month (from the date of exposure) HIV-antibody test. Likewise, your use of topical cortisone Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort protected sex, but got gohnerea. As of 6 weeks after i have not been the same. 4 weeks into my window period I had my wisdom teeth removed, all 4. 6 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Using two condoms for extra protection. "Double bagging" can lead to condom failure, because the latex-on-latex friction can affect the integrity of the condom.6. Applying the condom only just before ejaculation rather than from start to... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...when you feel sick, you eat less than normal. Some medications can upset your stomach, and some opportunistic infections can affect the mouth or throat. This makes it difficult to eat. Also, some medications and infections cause diarrhea. If you... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...intestine. In people with HIV disease, several infections (including parasites) can interfere with this process. HIV may directly affect the intestinal lining and reduce nutrient absorption. Diarrhea causes loss of calories and nutrients. ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...But if you don't know you have HIV, you won't take those medications, and the virus will continue to do its dirty work. HIV affects people differently. In some people, HIV might lead to AIDS within a few years after they were infected. On the... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...at risk for getting HIV. Teach preteens that they have choices in life and that decision that they make today could have an affect on the rest of their lives. Teens: Thirteen- to 19-year-olds are more concerned with their self-image and... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...talking about whenthey say they have neuropathy. Most doctors know it as a sock and glove nerveproblem, because the areas most affected are where you wear your socks andgloves. What Causes PN? The causes of PN are still unknown. Researchers... Read more »
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Older HIV'ers

Posted by aNewBeginning, 1 Reply
...I learned I am HIV positive on 2/03/10. I met with my infectious disease doctor two days. I would like to hear from older guys who are dealing Read more »

Part of today's problem

Posted by RevAnn, 2 Replies
...Now, I am concerned that we have become our own worse enemies for education. I too am guilty. We are telling people that HIV/AIDS is not a death sentance. By doing so, we are telling people that HIV/AIDS is not to be feared. How ever, I... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Center in Amsterdam. "And since generally all tissues on the outside of our bodies have Langerhans cells, we think that the human body is equipped with an antiviral defense mechanism, destroying incoming viruses," Geijtenbeek said. The finding,... Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize... Read more »