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What Type Of Disease Is Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this virus can only infect human beings. I -- Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus is to create a deficiency, a failure to work properly, within the body's immune system. V -- Virus -- because this organism is a virus, which means one of its characteristics is that it is...
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type and distribution of Hodgkin's Disease in hiv- and hiv+ patients

Hello,I read in a post that the type and distribution of HD seen in HIV+ patients is different from that of HIV- patients. I was hoping you could either elaborate and let me know what the differences are. I have searched on the web endlessly, and am...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Hodgkin's disease (HD) is indeed reasonably common in HIV-positive patients. HD is a form of lymphoma. HD is also not that uncommon in HIV-negative patients.HD is HIV-positive patients differs from that in HIV-negative patients in several... Read more »

Any experience with Meniere's Disease and HIV?

I have been diaganoised with Meniere's Disease. I have been HIV positive for 20 years and Type 1 Diabetic for 33 years. I am actually doing fine but curious about now being diagnoised with Meniere's. Have not been able to find anyone...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Menieres disease (disoder of inner ear resulting in hearing/balance problems) is seen in the general population (190 cases /100,000 patients has been cited as the rate) so there are cases that occur in HIV+ persons and/or diabetics. I have cared... Read more »

Are exophthalmos or Grave's disease HIV related?

Dear Dr.,Do people with HIV develop exophthalmos or Grave's disease? What about other endocrine disorders? Thanks....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The only endocrine problem that occurs fairly commonly in people with HIV is a shortage of appropriate sex hormones ("hypogonadism"). Graves disease is a thyroid problem and is unrelated to HIV.... Read more »

Liver Disease and HIV

HiI wrote you before but you never answered my question. My cousin's 3 year old son was just diagnosed with liver disease and she said he was born with it - but she tells us that he has HIV. What exactly does this mean? Does this mean that...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
You should ask your cousin for clarification. You do not have enough information or you may have misunderstood what your cousin said. I suggest you talk to your cousin and ask her what he has. Not everyone who has liver disease has HIV and not... Read more »
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Disease silmilar to Hiv

Posted by mike_7801, 4 Replies

After testing out till 4.5 months , i have tested +ve for chlamydia pneumonia ..
Which is also not easily curable as if you read on it says it can take years to eradicate the bacteria from the body , and this bacteria is like a retro... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies

This is a very intersting question is it not...? Pharma says it's a Condition, others +ve and -ve say its a disease and or condtion..


"Oh Eric, I am so sorry for you, thats a horrible disease." Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »