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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofchanges in body fat that are experienced by many people living with HIV (HIV+).Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+...
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HIV-AIDS and body trembling

My husband has AIDS and I am HIV positive. He has had a CD4 count 3 times that has been below 200. His as of now is 185. He hasn't been on meds for about 2 years. The doctor is waiting on his viral load right now. He has had shaking legs and...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is really difficult to say what the symptoms are, and it would be important to understand if they originate in the peripheral nerves, the spine or higher up. There are tests to help with this and you should be discussing this with your doctor.... Read more »

new hiv med Raltegravir looks good and is the future of hiv meds

Dr Bob, l read there is a new hiv drug on the market which is early in its stage called raltegravir and its a integrase inhibitor, a nother name for it could be isentress, the drug has no reported side effects... Dr Bob what do you know about this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What do I know about Isentress (raltegravir)?? Well, I know it quite well. In fact, I just swallowed one!Isentress is indeed an inhibitor of the HIV-1 integrase enzyme. This is a novel new mechanism of action for antiretroviral agents. It is... Read more »

Looks like the Body Needs to Add a New Forum Category!

Dear Dr. Holodniy:You must be the most patient man on earth. As a pwa, I must tell you that I get so tired of reading all these questions about "am I infected", " I've been tested 52 times", "what is this rash",...
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
Dear disgruntled, I am just the hired help. You may want to take this to the management. I share your pain.MH... Read more »

Loss Of Lean Body Mass & Body Changes

I have been Hiv+ for 10 years and have been noticing a problem over the past 5 years or so. My body shape is changing. I have not lost any weight and have good counts and an undetectable viral load. But still my arms and legs seem to be getting more...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Your experiences are similar to many clients with chronic HIV infection. I am not sure that anyone is clear on what is "normal" in this case. What seems to be true, however, is that the changes you are experiencing are affected by and... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Year in Review: Looking Back on 2010

Posted by bartleby
So much has happened this past year. We're rolling out end-of-the-year reviews. So check it out!

You'll find:

Top HIV/AIDS Clinical Developments of 2010

The Buzz Factor: Most Talked-About Stories on TheBody.com in 2010

and you can even vote for your... Read more »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I feel alone. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that....YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER... Read more »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that...YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER WOMAN(if that woman... Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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