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

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored to use for energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer...
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Will HCV affect HIV seroconvertion, part 2

Dear Doctor McGovern,Thank you for your answer to my question. It helped me tocalm down. I am aware the the non sexual Chlamydia Pneumoniae does not affect possible seroconversion. I am just curious to know about the possible coinfection of HCV and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is not a lot of information about simultaneous transmission of HIV and HCV. Traditional time points of testing should be adequate in most cases.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Donation of body parts if HepC+ ?

I was exposed to Hep C over 20 yeas ago, so now I test poitive; but it has never made me sick. Would it be safe to donate my body at death? Could my body parts be of any help to anyone?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is an interesting question. There is recent interest in using liver organs from hepatitis C individuals who have died and transplanting them in HCV positive patients who are dying from liver disease. The idea is that since there is such a... Read more »

truth about hepatitis' affect on antibody testing

Dear Dr. LittleI have read conflicting information about hepatitis' affect on the antibody test.You had stating to a person that was exposed to HCV through blood that they may have to test beyond 3 months. You said that HCV can delay...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
The key word is "MAY" delay HIV seroconversion. It has been reported in the literature - VERY RARELY - and as such, repeat HIV testing beyond 6 months MIGHT be considered if Hep C coinfection has been documented. This is rare enough that... Read more »

HIV co infection affect hepatitis C seroconversion time?

Hi. I read a previous post and understand coinfection with hepatitis can delay seroconversion of HIV. Would HIV infection delay hepatitis C sero conversion, and if so how much? I have some major concerns.I am currently at 9 1/2 weeks still with...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The presence of HIV infection in the body may delay hepatitis C seroconversion, meaning the development of hepatitis C antibody (Ab). So, people living with HIV infection may not seroconvert/develop hepatitis C antibody right away. Most people... Read more »
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dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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Most important body part

Posted by firefly, 4 Replies
The Most Important Body Part:

My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body.

Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct answer. When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as... Read more »

Need some help/ info abt Hepatitis B Anti Body

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I sort of need it a help with regards my recent hepatitis B lab test.
I have been poz since 2006, in Dec 2010 i started my antiviral treatment. I am currently taking stocrin and kivexa. Since then, my viral load has been undetectable and... Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
What are the chances of transmitting HIV through a needle?
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July 13, 1998
Answered by Nicolas Sheon, HIV InSite Prevention Editor
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Question One

I would like to know what the chances of transmitting HIV through a... Read more »