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What Systems Of The Body Does Hiv Affect

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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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Hiv/aids

What body systems are affected by hiv,aids
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
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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 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 »

HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...system.To gain a better understanding of how HIV reproduces itself inside CD4 cells, and to gain a better understanding of how HIV affects the immune system, read through the following webpages:What exactly is the definition of AIDS?For a good... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...medication -- how do we get them to accept that body changes in HIV are not a cosmetic issue, per se. It's something that not only affects people's self-esteem, anxiety and depression, and quality of life, but it may actually be something that... 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

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...information throughout their childhood. Toddlers/preschoolers: Children up to age 4 are learning the basics about their bodies. They don't understand the concepts of disease, death, or sex. However, you can set the stage for future... 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 »
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DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
...the bloodstream and any places where it might lodge? Last, I'm curious about the physical behavior of the virus inside the human body. Where does it go- is it drawn more to specific organs? do deposits of HIV develop in certain areas of the... Read more »

New Owners at The Body

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...the past 13 years, which is to dedicate ourselves to the HIV community and work tirelessly to ensure that people infected or affected by HIV, as well as their health care providers, get state-of-the-art, unbiased information on every aspect of... Read more »

New Owners at The Body

Posted by TheBody
...the past 13 years, which is to dedicate ourselves to the HIV community and work tirelessly to ensure that people infected or affected by HIV, as well as their health care providers, get state-of-the-art, unbiased information on every aspect of... Read more »

Aids2HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on that have to do with the immune system that in your heart told you something was seriously wrong but you test negative for HIV. I guess what I'm asking is, you are so proactive in your health as many of us try to be, but what if you were... Read more »