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What Symptoms Of The Body Does Hiv Affect

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...(sunken cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that lipodystrophy affects men and women differently.Women are more likely to see fat gain in their breasts and stomachs while menare more likely to see fat loss in their legs, arms, buttocks, or faces.However, many men and women suffer...
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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
...a protein-rich food is consumed, it is broken down into amino acids, which are reassembled to create enzymes, hormones, and bodily tissues. Most nutrition experts recommend that protein should contribute about 15-20% of the total calories in a... Read more »

hiv and one sided body pain

For approx 4 years I have complained about pain in one side of my body (right) from the shoulder to the foot that feels like joint pain. My leg is heavy feeling and my elbow is unable to withstand more than a few pounds. I have had an MRI and will...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diagnosis seems elusive from the information you have provided. I would seek consultation from a good clinical neurologist . KH Read more »

Hiv inside the body and blood transfutions

I tested posative for hiv in december of last year, since I have began taking Atripla and my viral load is now undetectable. Does Hiv die inside your body after time? and this may sound stupid, but I was curiose as to if draining my blood and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...the blood like cars travel on a highway - top get from point A to point B. HIV lives and replicates in many tissues of the body including the lymph nodes, gut and brain. HIV medications do not kill the virus. They act more like birth control... Read more »

Do my T-cell count affect my body to rehabilitate?

I know exercise is important and have been in the gym as long as I can remember. After testing positive for HIV 16 months ago I notice if I exerct myself too much I'm physically unable to exercise for a long while. The only way to explain the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear K in Charlott, thank you for your post.I'm happy to hear that your viral load is undetectable and CD4s are starting to increase. Your symptoms are difficult to pin down and the diagnosis may depend a lot on which medications you're taking. ... Read more »
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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

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...andbeverages can cause changes in the amount of the drugs in your bloodstream,even if you take the correct doses. When one drug affects the level of another drug it is called an interaction.Some drug interactions do not cause problems, but some... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...used to treat HIV and related infections Diagnosis and Treatment The good news is that with diagnosis and treatment the affects of anemia can be greatly reduced. Anemia is usually diagnosed by measuring HGB and hematocrit (HCT). HCT is the... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does this mean the body makes antibodies only for HIV? AIDS Symptoms I was so sure I had AIDS because I... Read more »
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Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sexual exposure to HSV and have continued to use it everyday for suppression. could Valtrex cause my body not to create antibodies to HIV? I have tested negative to HIV after 13 weeks, but continue to have symptoms including muscle twitches,... Read more »

Anti boitics- affect on the Window period-Hiv!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to Hiv! would it prolong the period for seroconversion to take place or or speed up the process of your body to generate anti bodies against the infection, which would be detectable? Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual. Thanks Read more »

Question About Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...after exposure... around 3 months... does the hiv virus affect the muscles at all? my left foot seems to be twitching for no reason.. and different muscles in my body feel like they have Read more »